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Related topic: Mucinex Dm, Nasal Congestion, Sudafed

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.

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On Feb, 10, 2014: 661 people 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
Sudafedn/an/a

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)
CoughBack Pain
DepressionWeight Increased
Pancreatitis Acute On Chronic (sudden or long-lasting inflammation of pancreas)Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)
InjuryFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
FeverMitral Valve Incompetence (inefficient heart valve)
Drug HypersensitivityVision Blurred
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Vomiting Nos
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Tricuspid Valve Incompetence (inefficient heart valve)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Cough

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
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)
Hypertension Nos (high blood pressure)
Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry;)
Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder
Adult Acne
Depression Nos
Sleepy
Restless Legs Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Mucinex Dm (Adams Resp Therap)Sudafed
Sudafedn/an/a

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)
CoughBack Pain
DepressionWeight Increased
FeverFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Pancreatitis Acute On Chronic (sudden or long-lasting inflammation of pancreas)Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)
InjuryVision Blurred
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Cough
Drug HypersensitivityMitral Valve Incompetence (inefficient heart valve)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Blood Pressure Increased
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Vomiting Nos

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
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)
Hypertension Nos (high blood pressure)
Back Pain
Depression Nos
Adult Acne
Restless Legs Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs)
Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry;)
Anxiety
Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder
Transient Ischaemic Attack (a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow))

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On eHealthMe, Mucinex Dm (dextromethorphan hydrobromide; guaifenesin) is often used to treat cough. Sudafed (pseudoephedrine hydrochloride) is often used to treat sinus 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.

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