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Review: Ibuprofen and Mucinex

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 (what 61,531 Ibuprofen users reported?) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is used in pain.

Mucinex (what 5,823 Mucinex users reported?) has active ingredients of guaifenesin. It is used in cough.

On Sep, 11, 2014: 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • While I had the flu I began using guaifenesin and Sudafed to try to relieve the symptoms of sinus discharge, post-nasal drip and phlegm, and cough. I have mostly recovered but still cough a lot due to excessive sinus drainage and phlegm in my lungs.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Mirena put in January 2012 and removed July 2012. Started getting sick June 2012 and diagnosed with Kidney Stones, bone spurs, and Lupus since.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • carmen on Nov, 16, 2012:

    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.

    Reply

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