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Mucinex Dm vs Sudafed, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 49

This is personalized comparison of Mucinex Dm vs Sudafed for a female aged 49. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Mucinex dm (latest outcomes from 625 users) has active ingredients of dextromethorphan hydrobromide; guaifenesin. It is often used in cough.

Sudafed (latest outcomes from 5,157 users) has active ingredients of pseudoephedrine hydrochloride. It is often used in nasal congestion.

On Nov, 11, 2014: 689 female patients aged 46 who take the same drugs are studied in Mucinex Dm vs Sudafed

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female46Nasal Congestion

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Mucinex Dm dextromethorphan hydrobromide; guaifenesinAdams Resp Therap
Sudafed pseudoephedrine hydrochloridenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 46 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Mucinex Dm (Adams Resp Therap)Sudafed
Sudafed

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Mucinex Dm (Adams Resp Therap)Sudafed
Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
CoughAgitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
DepressionBack Pain
InjuryWeight Increased
Pancreatitis Acute On Chronic (sudden or long-lasting inflammation of pancreas)Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)
FeverFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Drug HypersensitivityVision Blurred
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Mitral Valve Incompetence (inefficient heart valve)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Vomiting Nos
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Tricuspid Valve Incompetence (inefficient heart valve)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Mucinex Dm (Adams Resp Therap)Sudafed
Back Pain
Hypertension Nos (high blood pressure)
Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
Adult Acne
Sleepy
Spasmodic Torticollis
Anxiety
Depression Nos
Restless Legs Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs)
Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Mucinex Dm9.38%37.50%28.12%21.88%3.12%
Sudafed2.52%14.29%36.13%36.97%10.08%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Mucinex Dm (dextromethorphan hydrobromide; guaifenesin) is often used to treat cough. Sudafed (pseudoephedrine hydrochloride) is often used to treat nasal congestion. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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