Review: taking Claritin and Mucinex together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Claritin and Mucinex together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Claritin and Mucinex. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 646 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Claritin

Claritin has active ingredients of loratadine. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Claritin 22,301 users)

Mucinex

Mucinex has active ingredients of guaifenesin. It is often used in cough. (latest outcomes from Mucinex 6,003 users)

On Jul, 20, 2016

646 people who take Claritin, Mucinex are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Claritin and Mucinex drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Claritin:
  • < 1 month: 27.0% - (3 of 11 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 7 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 6 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 10+ years: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Mucinex:
  • < 1 month: 40.0% - (6 of 15 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 100.0% - (4 of 4 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 10+ years: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Claritin:
  • female: 18.0% - (4 of 22 people)
  • male: 36.0% - (4 of 11 people)
Mucinex:
  • female: 61.0% - (13 of 21 people)
  • male: 9.0% - (1 of 11 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Claritin:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 20.0% - (2 of 10 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 20.0% - (1 of 5 people)
  • 50-59: 14.0% - (1 of 7 people)
  • 60+: 44.0% - (4 of 9 people)
Mucinex:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 10-19: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 27.0% - (3 of 11 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 50-59: 42.0% - (3 of 7 people)
  • 60+: 66.0% - (6 of 9 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • dizziness
  • atelectasis
  • chills
  • leukopenia
  • palpitations
  • pancytopenia
  • pleural effusion
  • retinal detachment
  • bone deformity
  • cardiac arrest
1 - 6 months:
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • bronchitis
  • chest pain
  • cor pulmonale chronic
  • cough
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • dyspnoea
  • emotional distress
6 - 12 months:
  • cor pulmonale chronic
  • cough
  • edema - peripheral, peripheral edema
  • fatigue
  • fatigue - chronic
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • hypertensive nephropathy
  • malaise
  • malignant pleural effusion
  • musculoskeletal disorder
1 - 2 years:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • diabetic nephropathy
  • glucose tolerance impaired
  • hypoglycaemia
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
5 - 10 years:
  • nasal septum deviation
  • osteoporosis
  • arthralgia
  • biopsy breast abnormal
  • breast cancer
  • breast necrosis
  • dyspnoea
  • fibrocystic breast disease
  • mammogram abnormal
  • musculoskeletal pain
10+ years:
  • atrial fibrillation
  • gingival hyperplasia
not specified:
  • pain
  • dyspnoea
  • cough
  • nausea
  • asthenia
  • hypertension
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • sinusitis
  • pancreatitis

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pain
  • pancreatitis
  • cough
  • sinusitis
  • fall
  • dyspnoea
  • hypertension
  • chest pain
  • diarrhoea
  • dizziness
male:
  • dyspnoea
  • cough
  • pain
  • nausea
  • asthenia
  • fatigue
  • vomiting
  • pneumonia
  • rectal haemorrhage
  • arthralgia

Most common drug interactions by age *:

2-9:
  • cough
10-19:
  • hallucination, auditory
  • suicidal ideation
  • depression aggravated
  • drug effect increased
  • abdominal pain lower
  • abortion spontaneous
  • calculus urinary
  • colour blindness acquired
  • crystalluria present
  • nausea
20-29:
  • pulmonary embolism
  • anxiety
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • emotional distress
  • injury
  • pain
  • anhedonia
  • general physical health deterioration
  • chest pain
  • pulmonary haemorrhage
30-39:
  • chest pain
  • pulmonary embolism
  • dizziness
  • anaphylactic reaction
  • bronchitis
  • chest discomfort
  • circulatory collapse
  • hypotension
  • injury
  • presyncope
40-49:
  • pancreatitis
  • cough
  • fatigue
  • arthralgia
  • bursitis
  • rotator cuff syndrome
  • abdominal pain
  • dyspnoea
  • pyrexia
  • weight increased
50-59:
  • sinusitis
  • pain
  • insomnia
  • nausea
  • oedema peripheral
  • anxiety
  • diarrhoea
  • depression
  • spinal osteoarthritis
  • chest pain
60+:
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • cough
  • asthenia
  • fall
  • dizziness
  • pneumonia
  • hypertension
  • diarrhoea
  • malaise

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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