Review: taking Mucinex and Effexor xr together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Mucinex and Effexor xr together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Mucinex and Effexor xr. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 238 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 6,003 users)

Effexor Xr

Effexor xr has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor xr 21,661 users)

On Jul, 27, 2016

238 people who take Mucinex, Effexor Xr are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Mucinex and Effexor xr drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Mucinex:
  • < 1 month: 28.0% - (2 of 7 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Effexor Xr:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 50.0% - (3 of 6 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 42.0% - (3 of 7 people)
  • 10+ years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Mucinex:
  • female: 50.0% - (6 of 12 people)
  • male: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
Effexor Xr:
  • female: 56.0% - (9 of 16 people)
  • male: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Mucinex:
  • 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 2 people)
  • 30-39: 71.0% - (5 of 7 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 50-59: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Effexor Xr:
  • 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: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 30-39: 75.0% - (6 of 8 people)
  • 40-49: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 50-59: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • confusional state
  • dizziness
  • insomnia
  • vomiting
  • abnormal dreams
  • agitation
  • anxiety
  • apathy
  • bipolar disorder
  • blepharitis
1 - 6 months:
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • sleep apnoea syndrome
  • cor pulmonale chronic
  • cough
  • fatigue
  • hypertensive nephropathy
  • malaise
  • musculoskeletal disorder
  • osteoarthritis
  • renal failure chronic
1 - 2 years:
  • bone pain
  • abnormal weight gain
  • appetite increased
  • decreased activity
  • decreased interest
  • exercise tolerance decreased
  • fall
  • heat intolerance
  • increased tendency to bruise
  • livedo reticularis
2 - 5 years:
  • headache
  • blindness
  • bone pain
  • chest pain
  • confusion
  • cough
  • dyspnoea
  • emphysema
  • fatigue
  • hypertension
5 - 10 years:
  • bipolar disorder
  • glucose tolerance impaired
  • chills
  • cluster headaches
  • confusional state
  • diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • diabetic nephropathy
  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth
10+ years:
  • high blood pressure
not specified:
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • nausea
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • back pain
  • cough
  • fatigue
  • pain in extremity
  • asthenia

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • nausea
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • pain in extremity
  • sinusitis
  • fall
  • depression
  • hypertension
  • injury
  • oedema peripheral
male:
  • pneumonia
  • cough
  • abdominal pain
  • dyspnoea
  • anaemia
  • headache
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • back pain

Most common drug interactions by age *:

10-19:
  • abdominal pain lower
  • abortion spontaneous
  • nausea
  • nephrolithiasis
  • pregnancy
  • vomiting
20-29:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • dehydration
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • cholelithiasis
  • emotional distress
  • gallbladder disorder
  • injury
30-39:
  • abdominal pain upper
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • cholelithiasis
  • pyelonephritis
  • headache
  • increased tendency to bruise
  • pain in extremity
  • tremor
  • hypotension
  • abdominal distension
40-49:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • dyspnoea
  • chest pain
  • headache
  • obesity
  • arthralgia
  • hyperlipidaemia
  • musculoskeletal pain
  • rotator cuff syndrome
50-59:
  • nausea
  • cough
  • pain
  • oedema peripheral
  • spinal osteoarthritis
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • emphysema
  • headache
  • neuropathy peripheral
60+:
  • dehydration
  • hypertension
  • asthenia
  • dyspnoea
  • nausea
  • pain in extremity
  • fatigue
  • fall
  • diarrhoea
  • gait disturbance

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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