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Review: Benzonatate and Mucinex Dm

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Benzonatate and Mucinex Dm. It is created by eHealthMe based on 23 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

On Mar, 28, 2014: 23 people who reported to have interactions when taking Benzonatate, Mucinex Dm are studied

Trend of Benzonatate, Mucinex Dm's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (5231139)

Drug combinations in study:
- Benzonatate (benzonatate)
- Mucinex Dm (dextromethorphan hydrobromide; guaifenesin)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Benzonatate, Mucinex Dm:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)23
Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)23
Asthenia (weakness)20
Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)16
Rash (redness)16
Anxiety16
Hypoxia (low oxygen conditions)15
Pulmonary Hypertension (increase in blood pressure in the lung artery)14
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)14
Malignant Pleural Effusion (a condition in which cancer causes an abnormal amount of fluid to collect between the thin layers of tissue lining of lung)8

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Benzonatate, Mucinex Dm:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
None.

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Benzonatate0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%
Mucinex Dm0.000.000.000.000.00

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Vitamin supplementation
  2. Cough
  3. Pain
  4. Supplementation therapy
  5. Nausea

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Dasatinib
  2. Sodium chloride
  3. Erlotinib hydrochloride
  4. Nasonex
  5. Compazine

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Benzonatate (benzonatate) is often used to treat cough. Mucinex Dm (dextromethorphan hydrobromide; guaifenesin) is often used to treat cough. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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