Review: taking Guaifenesin and Ibuprofen together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Guaifenesin and Ibuprofen together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Guaifenesin and Ibuprofen. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 650 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Guaifenesin

Guaifenesin has active ingredients of guaifenesin. It is often used in cough. (latest outcomes from Guaifenesin 3,476 users)

Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Ibuprofen 60,808 users)

On Jul, 20, 2016

650 people who take Guaifenesin, Ibuprofen are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Guaifenesin and Ibuprofen drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Guaifenesin:
  • < 1 month: 18.0% - (4 of 22 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.0% - (1 of 5 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Ibuprofen:
  • < 1 month: 44.0% - (8 of 18 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 10+ years: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Guaifenesin:
  • female: 19.0% - (4 of 21 people)
  • male: 18.0% - (2 of 11 people)
Ibuprofen:
  • female: 45.0% - (10 of 22 people)
  • male: 54.0% - (6 of 11 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Guaifenesin:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 20.0% - (1 of 5 people)
  • 10-19: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 20-29: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 30-39: 16.0% - (1 of 6 people)
  • 40-49: 16.0% - (1 of 6 people)
  • 50-59: 16.0% - (1 of 6 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Ibuprofen:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 60.0% - (3 of 5 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
  • 20-29: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
  • 30-39: 42.0% - (3 of 7 people)
  • 40-49: 66.0% - (4 of 6 people)
  • 50-59: 50.0% - (3 of 6 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • death
  • chills
  • cellulitis
  • cough
  • crohn's disease
  • liver function test abnormal
  • abdominal pain upper
  • allergic reactions
  • anticonvulsant drug level below therapeutic
  • body temperature increased
1 - 6 months:
  • chest pain
  • anxiety
  • bronchitis
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • dyspnoea
  • emotional distress
  • facial spasm
  • fatigue
  • fatigue aggravated
6 - 12 months:
  • liver function test abnormal
  • alanine aminotransferase increased
  • anti-hbc igm antibody positive
  • aspartate aminotransferase increased
1 - 2 years:
  • fatigue aggravated
  • muscle pain
  • pain
  • restlessness
  • anxiety
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • diabetic nephropathy
  • emotional distress
2 - 5 years:
  • muscular weakness
  • pain
  • breast tenderness
  • elevated liver enzymes
  • emotional distress
  • hdl/cholesterol ratio decreased
  • ischaemic stroke
  • motor dysfunction
5 - 10 years:
  • chest pain
  • dyspnoea
  • pulmonary embolism
10+ years:
  • cough
not specified:
  • pain
  • dyspnoea
  • nausea
  • headache
  • anxiety
  • back pain
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • chest pain
  • pain in extremity

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pain
  • nausea
  • dyspnoea
  • fatigue
  • chest pain
  • injury
  • pulmonary embolism
  • anxiety
  • headache
  • diarrhoea
male:
  • pneumonia
  • pain
  • dyspnoea
  • anxiety
  • arthralgia
  • osteoarthritis
  • back pain
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • asthenia
  • dizziness

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • cerebral infarction
  • convulsion
  • encephalomalacia
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
  • hypertension
  • infection
  • respiratory distress
  • therapeutic response decreased
  • transplant rejection
  • cleft lip and palate
2-9:
  • oedema peripheral
  • rash
  • renal disorder
  • abasia
  • anticonvulsant drug level increased
  • balance disorder
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • pyrexia
  • shortness of breath
10-19:
  • completed suicide
  • pulmonary embolism
  • cellulitis
  • crohn's disease
  • chest pain
  • dyspnoea
  • nausea
  • acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • multi-organ failure
  • pneumonia
20-29:
  • abdominal pain upper
  • pulmonary embolism
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • cholecystitis acute
  • nausea
  • pain
  • vomiting
  • upper respiratory tract infection
  • injury
  • abdominal pain
30-39:
  • injury
  • pain
  • pulmonary embolism
  • dyspnoea
  • anxiety
  • chest pain
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • dizziness
  • general physical health deterioration
  • arthralgia
40-49:
  • headache
  • pain
  • abdominal pain
  • chest pain
  • dyspnoea
  • nausea
  • pulmonary embolism
  • anaemia
  • back pain
  • abdominal pain upper
50-59:
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • oedema peripheral
  • pneumonia
  • anxiety
  • asthenia
  • nausea
  • back pain
  • constipation
  • dizziness
60+:
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • back pain
  • anxiety
  • chest pain
  • asthenia
  • arthralgia
  • osteoarthritis
  • pyrexia
  • atrial fibrillation

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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