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 369 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)

Effexor Xr

Effexor xr has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor xr 27,070 users)

On Sep, 13, 2016

369 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: 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 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 0 people)
Effexor Xr:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 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 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Mucinex:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Effexor Xr:
  • female: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 0 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 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 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: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 40-49: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • confusional state
  • hepatitis c
  • insomnia
  • serotonin syndrome
  • vomiting
  • abnormal dreams
  • agitation
  • anxiety
  • apathy
  • bipolar disorder
1 - 6 months:
  • bicuspid aortic valve
  • coarctation of the aorta
  • electrocardiogram qt prolonged
  • maternal exposure during pregnancy
  • congenital anomaly
  • cough
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • malaise
  • sinusitis
  • sleep apnoea syndrome
6 - 12 months:
  • brain injury
  • congenital anomaly
  • congenital aortic stenosis
  • congenital mitral valve stenosis
  • hydrocephalus
  • hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • hypotension
  • maternal exposure during pregnancy
  • premature baby
  • pulmonary haemorrhage
1 - 2 years:
  • blindness
  • bone pain
  • confusion
  • headache
  • joint pain
  • memory impairment
  • tinnitus
  • vertigo
  • anxiety
  • cellulitis
2 - 5 years:
  • blindness
  • bone pain
  • chest pain
  • confusion
  • cough
  • dyspnoea
  • emphysema
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • hyperhidrosis
5 - 10 years:
  • bipolar disorder
  • chills
  • cluster headaches
  • confusional state
  • diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • diabetic nephropathy
  • glucose tolerance impaired
  • hypoglycaemia
  • seizure - grand mal
10+ years:
  • sinusitis
  • ammonia increased
  • cough
  • insomnia
  • malaise
  • movement disorder
  • nausea
  • pneumonia
  • pruritus
  • throat irritation
not specified:
  • pain
  • dyspnoea
  • nausea
  • depression
  • back pain
  • anxiety
  • pain in extremity
  • fall
  • asthenia
  • fatigue

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • nausea
  • pain
  • pain in extremity
  • dyspnoea
  • fall
  • injury
  • anxiety
  • sinusitis
  • diarrhoea
  • headache
male:
  • pain
  • back pain
  • depression
  • anaemia
  • cough
  • dyspnoea
  • spinal osteoarthritis
  • scoliosis
  • cellulitis
  • headache

Most common drug interactions by age *:

2-9:
  • diabetic coma
  • pancreatitis
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • agitation
  • corneal opacity
  • procedural complication
  • transplant failure
10-19:
  • abdominal pain lower
  • abortion spontaneous
  • nausea
  • nephrolithiasis
  • pregnancy
  • vomiting
20-29:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • dehydration
  • nausea
  • pulmonary embolism
  • vomiting
  • cholelithiasis
  • emotional distress
  • gallbladder disorder
30-39:
  • cholelithiasis
  • injury
  • pain
  • abdominal pain upper
  • anxiety
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • pulmonary embolism
  • emotional disorder
  • headache
  • nausea
40-49:
  • chest pain
  • diabetes mellitus
  • headache
  • pain
  • dyspnoea
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • arthralgia
  • hyperlipidaemia
  • obesity
  • musculoskeletal pain
50-59:
  • pain
  • depression
  • spinal osteoarthritis
  • nausea
  • back pain
  • cough
  • oedema peripheral
  • headache
  • fall
  • gait disturbance
60+:
  • dyspnoea
  • asthenia
  • nausea
  • dehydration
  • fatigue
  • pain
  • fall
  • pain in extremity
  • sinusitis
  • hypertension

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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