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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 652 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 6, 2014: 652 people who reported to have interactions when taking Ibuprofen, Mucinex are studied

Trend of Ibuprofen, Mucinex's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (4093446)

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

eHealthMe real world results:

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)646
Anxiety513
Pain467
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)330
Back Pain304
Chest Pain272
Headache (pain in head)271
Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)266
Injury246
Pain In Extremity244

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Pain9
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)9
Emotional Distress8
Muscular Weakness (muscle weakness)6
Anxiety6
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)6
Chest Pain6
Motor Dysfunction (dysfunction of a muscle, nerve, or centre that effects or produces motion)4
Fear4
Mental Disorder (a psychological term for a mental or behavioural pattern or anomaly that causes distress or disability)4

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Ibuprofen0.00%25.00%50.00%25.00%0.00%
Mucinex25.00%50.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain
  2. Depression
  3. Cough
  4. Nausea
  5. Pneumonia

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel
  2. Albuterol
  3. Motrin
  4. Zithromax
  5. Aspirin

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

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.

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

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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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