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Review: Benzonatate and Mucinex

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Benzonatate and Mucinex. It is created by eHealthMe based on 267 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Mar, 31, 2014: 267 people who reported to have interactions when taking Benzonatate, Mucinex are studied

Trend of Benzonatate, Mucinex's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (4115344)

Drug combinations in study:
- Benzonatate (benzonatate)
- Mucinex (guaifenesin)

eHealthMe real world results:

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)267
Anxiety267
Pain223
Diarrhoea215
Chest Pain182
Pneumonia181
Back Pain160
Pain In Extremity154
Anaemia (lack of blood)142
Cough138

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus1
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)1
Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)1
Diabetic Nephropathy (diabetic kidney disease)1
Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control1
Glucose Tolerance Impaired (blood glucose is raised beyond normal levels, but not high enough to warrant a diabetes diagnosis)1

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Benzonatate0.000.000.000.000.00
Mucinex0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Cough
  2. Breast cancer
  3. Pain
  4. Nausea
  5. Acute myeloid leukaemia

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tessalon
  2. Potassium chloride
  3. Aspirin
  4. Lasix
  5. Seroquel

* 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 (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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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I have suddenly gained weight around upper chest and belly just in last two days, have some difficulty taking in air. Feel very bloated and appear very very bloated. Have had some sort of upper respiratory and sinus infection for over two months that is now much worse. Have taken several antibiotics and received many treatments from nebulizer and received two depo-medrol injections.

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