Review: Symbicort and Mucinex
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions when people take Symbicort and Mucinex. It is created by eHealthMe based on 223 reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Symbicort (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate. It is often used in asthma.
Mucinex (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of guaifenesin. It is often used in cough.
On Dec, 4, 2013: 223 people who reported to have interactions when taking Symbicort, Mucinex are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Symbicort (budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate)
- Mucinex (guaifenesin)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Symbicort, Mucinex:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Dyspnoea (difficult or labored breathing)||70|
|Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)||41|
|Hypertension (high blood pressure)||37|
|Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||15|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||14|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Symbicort, Mucinex:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Dyspnoea (difficult or labored breathing)||2|
|Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)||2|
|Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)||2|
|Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||1|
|Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)||1|
|Right Ventricular Failure (right half of the heart fails to work)||1|
|Musculoskeletal Chest Pain (pain in chest muscle or neve or bones)||1|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Supplementation therapy
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- By Behrad: My father is using symbicort turbuhaler because he has chronic bronchitis combined with very dirty weather which we have in our city. and now he is hiccuping ceaselessly and badly!
(for a 63 year old man who has Asthma, and takes Symbicort)
My father is 63 years old and he is using Symbicort Turbuhaler because he has chronic bronchitis which was combined with very dirty weather we have in our city and caused him almost suffocate. He quit smoking just recently and by the time he used Symbicort Turbuhaler, he is hiccuping! Now I want t ...
(Number of patients like Behrad: 1,321)
- By trudie: I am taking prednislone for polymyalgia rhuematica and symbicourt and ventolin for copd are there any known reactions for taking these medications
(for a 72 year old woman who has Polymyalgia Rhuematica, COPD, and takes Symbicort, Prednisolone, Loperamide Hydrochloride)
since taking these 3 drugs,I am getting cramp in my fingers and also my legs, are these all side effects, sometimes I feel a little dizzy
(Number of patients like trudie: 885)
- By Joyce: I have been taking 20 mg of prednisone for 5 days. i just starting coughing up bright red blood. i am 81 years old and have non small cell lung cancer. can this drug cause bleeding?
(for a 81 year old woman who has Coughing Up Blood Afterctaking 5 Days Worth Of 20 Mg Prednisone, and takes Prednisone, Isosorbide Mononitrate, Lipitor, Plavix, Aspirin, Alprazolam, Celexa, Folic Acid, Synthroid, Spiriva, Symbicort, Tylenol, Clonazepam, Centrum Silver)
I have had lung cancer for 6 years. I am on oxygen. My breathing is getting gradually worse: however I just got prescribed 20 prednisone. I took 3 20 mg tablets the first three days, the next two days just one 20 mg a day. Them that night after the 5 days on the 20 mg I starting coughing up brig ...
(Number of patients like Joyce: 12,562)
Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Symbicort (budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate) is often used to treat asthma. 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:
- Symbicort is used in:
- Mucinex is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Symbicort alternatives:
- Mucinex alternatives:
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.
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