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Review: Claritin and Mucinex

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Claritin and Mucinex. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 658 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Claritin (latest outcomes from 24,181 users) has active ingredients of loratadine. It is often used in allergies.

Mucinex (latest outcomes from 5,827 users) has active ingredients of guaifenesin. It is often used in cough.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 658 people who take Claritin, Mucinex are studied

Claritin, Mucinex outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Claritin (loratadine)
- Mucinex (guaifenesin)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Claritin is effective30.00%
(3 of 10 people)
(0 of 6 people)
(0 of 3 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(2 of 4 people)
(1 of 2 people)
Mucinex is effective33.33%
(4 of 12 people)
(0 of 2 people)
(2 of 2 people)
(1 of 3 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DizzinessFatigueFatigueHypoglycaemian/aOsteoporosisAtrial FibrillationDyspnoea
Cardiac ArrestPainTesticular FailureType 2 Diabetes MellitusRotator Cuff SyndromePain
FallDizzinessRosaceaGlucose Tolerance ImpairedAtrial FibrillationCough
Pulmonary EmbolismChest PainCor Pulmonale ChronicDiabetic NephropathyViral InfectionNausea
Gastric HaemorrhageEmotional DistressFatigue - ChronicDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlCardiac DisorderFatigue
HypoglycaemiaAnxietyEdema - Peripheral, Peripheral EdemaDiabetes MellitusDrug IneffectiveAsthenia
Rib FractureBronchitisProductive CoughVertigoDizziness
Cardiovascular DisorderDepressionRenal Failure ChronicFemur FractureHypertension
Intervertebral Disc ProtrusionInjuryMusculoskeletal DisorderGallbladder DisorderSinusitis
Bone DeformityPulmonary EmbolismRestless Legs SyndromeCataractChest Pain

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Claritin is effective18.75%
(3 of 16 people)
(3 of 10 people)
Mucinex is effective57.14%
(8 of 14 people)
(1 of 10 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Chest PainFatigue
DiarrhoeaRectal Haemorrhage

Drug effectiveness by age :

Claritin is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(2 of 9 people)
(1 of 7 people)
(0 of 6 people)
(3 of 5 people)
Mucinex is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(2 of 9 people)
(1 of 5 people)
(2 of 5 people)
(3 of 5 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/aCoughHallucination, AuditoryPulmonary EmbolismPulmonary EmbolismCoughSinusitisDyspnoea
Optic Nerve Disorder NosInjuryChest PainArthralgiaNauseaPain
Suicidal IdeationPainDizzinessFatigueDiarrhoeaAsthenia
Visual Disturbance NosAnxietyCirculatory CollapseWeight IncreasedOedema PeripheralCough
Depression AggravatedEmotional DistressPresyncopeRhinitis Allergic NosPainDizziness
Drug Effect IncreasedDeep Vein ThrombosisChest DiscomfortPain NosInsomniaFall
NauseaPulmonary InfarctionHypotensionAnxiety NecDepressionHypertension
Pharyngitis NosAnhedoniaDeep Vein ThrombosisPyrexiaChest PainDiarrhoea
Pericarditis NosChest PainBronchitisHypoaesthesiaAnxietyPneumonia
PleurisyPulmonary HaemorrhageInjuryChest PainGait DisturbanceMalaise

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • For the last 3 years in the spring, I have developed a severe cough and peripheral edema. I was hospitalized for this 2 years ago when the cough wouldn't resolve and the edema became cellulitis. Antibiotics help with the cough, but the edema persists. Never had this so late in the year, usually resolved by now.


    aimhigh4once on Jul, 2, 2014:

    I had been taking nasonex for about 16 months on and off when the insurance wouldn't approve it any longer....then I was able to get approval after 2 months of being off of it. (filled scrip in dec 2013) I used it everyday. I was not taking anything else except ibuprofen on and off when needed. I continued to get sicker. I had headaches, eye pain, ear pain, sore throats and a swishing sound like a heart beat. It went on to cause short term memory loss and confusion. I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension with papilledema. I found 2 articles that talked about steroidal usage as a cause for IIH with paps. I looked up Nasonex and found it was a steroidal spray. I stopped taking it on June 19, 2014 and for the last 3 days I have had no double vision, and no swishing in my ears.....I am hoping the rest of the symptoms will subside with time. I strongly suggest anyone taking this medication to do so with the ut most caution.


  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Restless leg runs from mild to severe


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On eHealthMe, Claritin (loratadine) is often used to treat allergies. 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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