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 771 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 26,331 users)

Mucinex

Mucinex has active ingredients of guaifenesin. It is often used in cough. (latest outcomes from Mucinex 5,919 users)

On Aug, 19, 2016

771 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 6 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 4 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: 35.0% - (5 of 14 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 100.0% - (2 of 2 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: 21.0% - (4 of 19 people)
  • male: 36.0% - (4 of 11 people)
Mucinex:
  • female: 55.0% - (10 of 18 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: 22.0% - (2 of 9 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+: 57.0% - (4 of 7 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: 20.0% - (2 of 10 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+: 57.0% - (4 of 7 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • dizziness
  • atelectasis
  • cardiopulmonary failure
  • chills
  • leukopenia
  • palpitations
  • pancytopenia
  • pleural effusion
  • pneumonia
  • retinal detachment
1 - 6 months:
  • fatigue
  • blood alkaline phosphatase increased
  • bronchitis
  • chest pain
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • dyspnoea
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • pain
  • renal failure chronic
6 - 12 months:
  • fatigue
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • productive cough
  • renal failure chronic
  • abdominal pain
  • acute sinusitis
  • alopecia
  • anaemia
  • arthropathy
  • asthma
1 - 2 years:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • diabetic nephropathy
  • glucose tolerance impaired
  • hypoglycaemia
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
2 - 5 years:
  • abdominal pain
  • acute sinusitis
  • alopecia
  • anaemia
  • arthropathy
  • asthma
  • blood alkaline phosphatase increased
  • blood creatine phosphokinase abnormal
  • breast mass
  • bronchitis
5 - 10 years:
  • biopsy breast abnormal
  • breast cancer
  • breast necrosis
  • dyspnoea
  • fibrocystic breast disease
  • mammogram abnormal
  • musculoskeletal pain
  • nasal septum deviation
  • osteoporosis
  • arthralgia
10+ years:
  • anxiety
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • emotional distress
  • general physical health deterioration
  • injury
  • pain
  • pulmonary embolism
  • atrial fibrillation
  • gingival hyperplasia
not specified:
  • pain
  • dyspnoea
  • cough
  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • back pain
  • fatigue
  • sinusitis
  • asthenia
  • fall

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pain
  • pancreatitis
  • cough
  • dyspnoea
  • sinusitis
  • diarrhoea
  • dizziness
  • fall
  • chest pain
  • oedema peripheral
male:
  • pain
  • dyspnoea
  • cough
  • nausea
  • asthenia
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • fatigue
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • fall

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • accidental overdose
2-9:
  • cough
10-19:
  • hallucination, auditory
  • suicidal ideation
  • anxiety
  • depression aggravated
  • drug effect increased
  • abdominal pain lower
  • abortion spontaneous
  • anhedonia
  • calculus urinary
  • cataract
20-29:
  • pulmonary embolism
  • anxiety
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • emotional distress
  • injury
  • pain
  • general physical health deterioration
  • anhedonia
  • chest pain
  • pulmonary haemorrhage
30-39:
  • pulmonary embolism
  • pain
  • chest pain
  • injury
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • dizziness
  • depression
  • anaphylactic reaction
  • anxiety
  • bronchitis
40-49:
  • pancreatitis
  • cough
  • fatigue
  • arthralgia
  • bursitis
  • pain
  • abdominal pain
  • drug ineffective
  • dyspnoea
  • rotator cuff syndrome
50-59:
  • pain
  • sinusitis
  • depression
  • nausea
  • spinal osteoarthritis
  • oedema peripheral
  • rotator cuff syndrome
  • headache
  • back pain
  • gait disturbance
60+:
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • asthenia
  • cough
  • dizziness
  • fall
  • pneumonia
  • dry mouth
  • diarrhoea
  • hypertension

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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