Review: taking Benzonatate and Mucinex together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Benzonatate and Mucinex together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Benzonatate and Mucinex. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 503 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Benzonatate

Benzonatate has active ingredients of benzonatate. It is often used in cough. (latest outcomes from Benzonatate 3,630 users)

Mucinex

Mucinex has active ingredients of guaifenesin. It is often used in cough. (latest outcomes from Mucinex 9,449 users)

On Sep, 18, 2016

503 people who take Benzonatate, Mucinex are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Benzonatate and Mucinex drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Benzonatate:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 7 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Mucinex:
  • < 1 month: 16.0% - (1 of 6 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Benzonatate:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 5 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
Mucinex:
  • female: 20.0% - (1 of 5 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Benzonatate:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Mucinex:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • bronchial hyperreactivity
  • femur fracture
  • sepsis
  • thrombocytopenia
  • abdominal pain upper
  • adenocarcinoma
  • arthralgia
  • basal cell carcinoma
  • blood pressure increased
  • chest pain
1 - 6 months:
  • atrial fibrillation
  • drug hypersensitivity
  • febrile neutropenia
  • gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • hypoglycaemia
  • lung neoplasm malignant
  • pneumonia
  • sepsis
  • swelling
  • syncope
6 - 12 months:
  • bronchitis
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • glomerular filtration rate decreased
  • haematocrit decreased
  • haemoglobin decreased
  • interstitial lung disease
  • lymphocyte count decreased
  • mean cell volume increased
  • monocyte count decreased
  • oesophageal achalasia
1 - 2 years:
  • cellulitis
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • diabetic nephropathy
  • glucose tolerance impaired
  • hypoglycaemia
  • localised infection
  • oedema peripheral
  • pelvic fracture
2 - 5 years:
  • gastrointestinal haemorrhage
not specified:
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • pneumonia
  • anxiety
  • chest pain
  • back pain
  • diarrhoea
  • cough
  • pain in extremity
  • headache

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pain
  • dyspnoea
  • diarrhoea
  • pneumonia
  • cough
  • oedema peripheral
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • chest pain
  • back pain
male:
  • pneumonia
  • dyspnoea
  • pyrexia
  • pain in extremity
  • chest pain
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • headache
  • pain

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • orthostatic hypotension
2-9:
  • abasia
  • arthralgia
  • bursitis
  • femur fracture
  • pain in extremity
  • stress fracture
  • cardiac disorder
10-19:
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • pain
  • abdominal discomfort
  • anhedonia
  • anxiety
  • arterial thrombosis limb
  • dyspnoea
  • headache
  • hypoaesthesia
  • injury
20-29:
  • drug ineffective
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • injury
  • pulmonary embolism
  • dyspnoea
  • emotional distress
  • psychological trauma
  • anhedonia
30-39:
  • pneumonia
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • pulmonary embolism
  • mucosal inflammation
  • venoocclusive disease
  • renal failure
  • dyspnoea
  • ascites
  • fluid overload
  • pyrexia
40-49:
  • febrile neutropenia
  • anaemia
  • platelet count decreased
  • white blood cell count decreased
  • cardiac disorder
  • diarrhoea
  • lymphatic disorder
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • pneumonia
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
50-59:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • fall
  • chest pain
  • cough
  • headache
  • nausea
  • dyspnoea
  • sinusitis
  • depression
60+:
  • pneumonia
  • dyspnoea
  • asthenia
  • pain
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • back pain
  • pain in extremity
  • chest pain
  • sepsis
  • pyrexia

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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