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Review: taking Ibuprofen and Mucinex together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Ibuprofen and Mucinex together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ibuprofen and Mucinex. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 697 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Ibuprofen has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 61,637 Ibuprofen users)

Mucinex has active ingredients of guaifenesin. It is often used in cough. (latest outcomes from 5,837 Mucinex users)

On Feb, 12, 2015: 697 people who take Ibuprofen, Mucinex are studied

Ibuprofen, Mucinex outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Ibuprofen (ibuprofen)
- Mucinex (guaifenesin)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Ibuprofen is effective41.18%
(7 of 17 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
n/a
Mucinex is effective19.05%
(4 of 21 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Liver Function Test AbnormalChest PainLiver Function Test AbnormalPainMuscular WeaknessDyspnoeaCoughPain
CoughDyspnoeaAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedGallbladder Non-functioningMotor DysfunctionChest PainDyspnoea
DeathLoss Of ConsciousnessAnti-hbc Igm Antibody PositiveCholecystitis ChronicIschaemic StrokePulmonary EmbolismNausea
Weight Bearing DifficultyPulmonary EmbolismAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationEmotional DistressBack Pain
Grand Mal ConvulsionBronchitisDiabetes MellitusPainAnxiety
Pleural EffusionGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlHdl/cholesterol Ratio DecreasedHeadache
PneumonitisEmotional DistressType 2 Diabetes MellitusBreast TendernessFatigue
NauseaFatigueHypoglycaemiaElevated Liver EnzymesOsteoarthritis
Postictal ParalysisInjuryGlucose Tolerance ImpairedInjury
Anticonvulsant Drug Level Below TherapeuticPainDiabetic NephropathyChest Pain

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Ibuprofen is effective38.89%
(7 of 18 people)
60.00%
(6 of 10 people)
Mucinex is effective23.53%
(4 of 17 people)
20.00%
(2 of 10 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainPneumonia
NauseaPain
DyspnoeaDyspnoea
InjuryAnxiety
AnxietyOsteoarthritis
Chest PainBack Pain
FatigueOsteonecrosis Of Jaw
VomitingArthralgia
Back PainAsthenia
Pulmonary EmbolismDizziness

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ibuprofen is effectiven/a60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
33.33%
(3 of 9 people)
66.67%
(4 of 6 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Mucinex is effectiven/a20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
16.67%
(1 of 6 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
InfectionOedema PeripheralCompleted SuicideAbdominal Pain UpperPulmonary EmbolismPainDyspnoeaPain
HypertensionRenal DisorderPulmonary EmbolismNauseaInjuryNauseaPainDyspnoea
Respiratory DistressRashAcute Respiratory Distress SyndromePulmonary EmbolismPainDyspnoeaOedema PeripheralBack Pain
Therapeutic Response DecreasedPyrexiaMulti-organ FailureCholecystitis AcuteDyspnoeaBack PainPneumoniaAnxiety
Transplant RejectionSinus DisorderChest PainDeep Vein ThrombosisAnxietyAnaemiaAstheniaChest Pain
EncephalomalaciaAnticonvulsant Drug Level IncreasedNauseaCholelithiasisDeep Vein ThrombosisAnxietyNauseaAsthenia
Hyperparathyroidism SecondaryAbasiaDyspnoeaVomitingChest PainHeadacheAnxietyPyrexia
Cerebral InfarctionBalance DisorderPneumoniaAbdominal PainCholecystitis ChronicVomitingBack PainOsteoarthritis
ConvulsionDizzinessUrinary RetentionUpper Respiratory Tract InfectionGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationUrinary Tract InfectionHypotensionPneumonia
LeukopeniaHeadacheHypotoniaPainDizzinessInjuryDizzinessPain In Extremity

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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    Male, 62 years old. Had a prostatectomy months ago (cancerous, 7 rating). One month after surgery, I started taking one 4 mg pill of Toviaz. Worked like magic with no side effects.
    Three weeks ago, I lost control again. The leakage was so bad in frequency that I had to go back to using pads. This lasted for 5 days before things gradually went back to "almost normal".
    The only difference in medication, food and drinks that I had in those 5 days is I used to take 2 ibuprofen pills (200 mg each) in the morning & 2 at night to deal with headache.
    Once I stopped taking the ibuprofen, things improved.
    Could what happened with me be the result of of interaction between Toviaz & Ibuproffen? I called Pfizer and the lady siad she does not have any information on this
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    Shortly after being dosed with Tamiflu this morning, he had a very erratic heartbeat. He is positive for influenza last Thursday and has been on Tamiflu since and Ibuprofen to manage fever (was up to 104.1 last week). Local clinic wants to see him. I don't feel like taking him there will solve anything. Its returned to normal within an hour of dosing with Tamiflu.
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    I tested positive for methadone, I have never taken this drug. My Dr said I had to have taken it because it was there and that a false positive is out of the question. Could my meds cause methadone to show up on a urine drug test
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    I have bulging disc pain that I use Ibuprofen for. I can be pain free for weeks/months and take nothing. When I have a flair up I can take up to 8x200mg per day. I have heard this may affect my RP. Can you advise?

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    I am 25yr. Old female I was prescribed a muscle relaxer 500mg, mucinex 600mg, ibuprofen 600mg,is it ok to take all meds at the same time or should I wait some time before taking the next med.

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On eHealthMe, Ibuprofen (ibuprofen) is often used to treat pain. Mucinex (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.

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