Review: taking Mucinex and Delsym together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Mucinex and Delsym together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Mucinex and Delsym. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 62 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Mucinex

Mucinex has active ingredients of guaifenesin. It is often used in cough. (latest outcomes from Mucinex 9,449 users)

Delsym

Delsym has active ingredients of dextromethorphan polistirex. It is often used in cough. (latest outcomes from Delsym 1,846 users)

On Sep, 21, 2016

62 people who take Mucinex, Delsym are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Mucinex and Delsym drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Mucinex:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 9 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 1 people)
Delsym:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 6 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 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Mucinex:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 5 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 5 people)
Delsym:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Mucinex:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Delsym:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • cough aggravated
  • hives
  • laryngitis
  • drug ineffective
  • hallucination
  • asthenia
  • dizziness
  • gait disturbance
  • thinking abnormal
  • tremor
not specified:
  • overdose
  • drug abuse
  • dizziness
  • gait disturbance
  • cough
  • abdominal pain upper
  • asthenia
  • balance disorder
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • cholelithiasis

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • cough aggravated
  • hives
  • laryngitis
  • gait disturbance
  • dizziness
  • drug ineffective
  • abdominal pain upper
  • balance disorder
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • cholelithiasis
male:
  • overdose
  • drug abuse
  • productive cough
  • respiratory tract infection
  • sinusitis
  • asthenia
  • choking
  • cough
  • dysphagia
  • eating disorder

Most common drug interactions by age *:

2-9:
  • productive cough
  • respiratory tract infection
  • sinusitis
  • upper respiratory tract infection
10-19:
  • overdose
  • asthenia
  • choking
  • cough
  • dysphagia
  • eating disorder
  • pharyngeal oedema
  • poor quality sleep
  • tension
  • completed suicide
20-29:
  • cough aggravated
  • hives
  • laryngitis
  • abdominal pain upper
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • cholelithiasis
  • disorientation
  • drug abuse
  • drug dependence
  • erythema
30-39:
  • delusion
  • dissociation
  • drug abuse
  • foot fracture
  • joint dislocation
40-49:
  • bronchitis
  • drug ineffective
  • pneumonia
50-59:
  • balance disorder
  • gait disturbance
  • muscular weakness
  • flatulence
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • intervertebral disc compression
60+:
  • dizziness
  • confusional state
  • abasia
  • arrhythmia
  • asthenia
  • atrial fibrillation
  • circadian rhythm sleep disorder
  • constipation
  • diplopia
  • disorientation

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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