Review: taking Delsym and Sudafed together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Delsym and Sudafed together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Delsym and Sudafed. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 19 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Delsym

Delsym has active ingredients of dextromethorphan polistirex. It is often used in cough. (latest outcomes from Delsym 1,023 users)

Sudafed

Sudafed has active ingredients of pseudoephedrine hydrochloride. It is often used in sinus congestion. (latest outcomes from Sudafed 5,653 users)

On Aug, 26, 2016

19 people who take Delsym, Sudafed are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Delsym and Sudafed drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Delsym:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 2 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)
Sudafed:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 2 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)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Delsym:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Sudafed:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

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

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • chest pain
  • feeling abnormal
  • heart rate increased
  • insomnia
not specified:
  • acute myocardial infarction
  • alanine aminotransferase increased
  • amenorrhoea
  • amnesia
  • insomnia
  • feeling abnormal
  • heart rate increased
  • chest pain
  • nausea
  • abdominal discomfort

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • insomnia
  • feeling abnormal
  • heart rate increased
  • chest pain
  • nausea
  • abdominal discomfort
  • acute myocardial infarction
  • alanine aminotransferase increased
  • amenorrhoea
  • amnesia

Most common drug interactions by age *:

20-29:
  • amenorrhoea
  • bronchitis
  • hypomenorrhoea
  • metrorrhagia
30-39:
  • insomnia
  • chest pain
  • feeling abnormal
  • heart rate increased
  • anaemia
  • basal cell carcinoma
  • blood creatinine increased
  • constipation
  • cough
  • depression
60+:
  • abdominal discomfort
  • acute myocardial infarction
  • alanine aminotransferase increased
  • amnesia
  • aspartate aminotransferase increased
  • asthenia
  • balance disorder
  • blood albumin decreased
  • blood alkaline phosphatase increased
  • blood calcium increased

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Delsym (dextromethorphan polistirex) 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 and how effective they are.

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