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 1,093 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 5,047 users)

Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Ibuprofen 92,738 users)

On Sep, 20, 2016

1,093 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: 19.0% - (4 of 21 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0% - (1 of 4 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% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 10+ years: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Guaifenesin:
  • female: 21.0% - (4 of 19 people)
  • male: 18.0% - (2 of 11 people)
Ibuprofen:
  • female: 45.0% - (9 of 20 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: 25.0% - (1 of 4 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% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • death
  • femur fracture
  • thrombocytopenia
  • bronchial hyperreactivity
  • chills
  • disorientation
  • exophthalmos
  • gait disturbance
  • incoherent
  • insomnia
1 - 6 months:
  • chest pain
  • pulmonary embolism
  • acute myeloid leukaemia
  • anxiety
  • bronchitis
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • dyspnoea
  • emotional distress
  • facial spasm
6 - 12 months:
  • liver function test abnormal
  • alanine aminotransferase increased
  • anti-hbc igm antibody positive
  • aspartate aminotransferase increased
1 - 2 years:
  • cerebral atrophy congenital
  • cerebral palsy
  • developmental delay
  • encephalopathy
  • foetal exposure during pregnancy
  • pain
  • prader-willi syndrome
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • fatigue aggravated
  • gallbladder non-functioning
2 - 5 years:
  • breast tenderness
  • elevated liver enzymes
  • emotional distress
  • hdl/cholesterol ratio decreased
  • ischaemic stroke
  • motor dysfunction
  • muscular weakness
  • pain
5 - 10 years:
  • pulmonary embolism
  • chest pain
  • dyspnoea
10+ years:
  • anxiety
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • emotional distress
  • general physical health deterioration
  • injury
  • pain
  • pulmonary embolism
  • cough
not specified:
  • pain
  • dyspnoea
  • headache
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • pain in extremity
  • back pain
  • arthralgia

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

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

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • cerebral infarction
  • convulsion
  • encephalomalacia
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
  • hypertension
  • infection
  • respiratory distress
  • therapeutic response decreased
  • transplant rejection
  • atrial septal defect
2-9:
  • oedema peripheral
  • rash
  • renal disorder
  • anxiety
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • erectile dysfunction
  • foot fracture
  • libido decreased
  • lip swelling
  • malaise
10-19:
  • completed suicide
  • pulmonary embolism
  • cellulitis
  • crohn's disease
  • chest pain
  • dyspnoea
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • gait disturbance
  • pain
20-29:
  • pulmonary embolism
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • pain
  • injury
  • abdominal pain upper
  • anxiety
  • emotional distress
  • nausea
  • cholecystitis acute
  • general physical health deterioration
30-39:
  • injury
  • pulmonary embolism
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • dyspnoea
  • chest pain
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • dizziness
  • general physical health deterioration
  • emotional distress
40-49:
  • headache
  • pain
  • nausea
  • cough
  • abdominal pain
  • arthralgia
  • chest pain
  • dyspnoea
  • fatigue
  • pulmonary embolism
50-59:
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • pneumonia
  • anxiety
  • oedema peripheral
  • asthenia
  • nausea
  • sinusitis
  • dizziness
  • asthma
60+:
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • arthralgia
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • pain in extremity
  • headache
  • chest pain
  • back pain

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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