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Review: Claritin and Mucinex

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Claritin and Mucinex together.

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 24,190 users) has active ingredients of loratadine. It is often used in allergies.

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

Trend of mucinex reports

On Nov, 12, 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)
0.00%
(0 of 6 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a
Mucinex is effective33.33%
(4 of 12 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a

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 :

FemaleMale
Claritin is effective18.75%
(3 of 16 people)
30.00%
(3 of 10 people)
Mucinex is effective57.14%
(8 of 14 people)
10.00%
(1 of 10 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainDyspnoea
CoughAsthenia
SinusitisPain
DyspnoeaNausea
FallCough
Chest PainFatigue
DizzinessVomiting
DiarrhoeaRectal Haemorrhage
HypertensionArthralgia
AstheniaPneumonia

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Claritin is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
22.22%
(2 of 9 people)
n/a14.29%
(1 of 7 people)
0.00%
(0 of 6 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
Mucinex is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
22.22%
(2 of 9 people)
n/a20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
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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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Am taking symbicort for copd, woke up with sinus discomfort, can i use fluticasone nasal spray
    (Asked by a 64 year old woman who has COPD, and takes Claritin Reditabs, CoQ10, Lovastatin, Tudorza Pressair, Lisinopril, Symbicort)
    Developing sinus infection. Can I use fluticasone nasal spray

  • My mom is 88. she takes lexapro in the evening. she wakes up hallucinating. it's starting to get to her. what should i try for her?
    (Asked by a 88 year old woman who has Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, High Blood Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Dementia (controlled), and takes Multivitamin, Lipitor, Claritin, Allopurinol, Diltiazem Hydrochloride, Namenda Xr, Aricept, Dicyclomine Hydrochloride, Bystolic, Lexapro)
    My mom has been taking Lexapro for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. She was taking it in the morning and her therapist felt it was making her drowsy. I began giving it to her before bed, and I believe that is when she started waking up during the night with hallucinations. I'm not sure if they are vivid ...

  • Does mucinex guaifenesin help treat fibromyalgia?
    (Asked by a 53 year old woman who has Fibromyalgia, and takes Guaifenesin)
    I have tried so many treatments for fibromyalgia. I am going to try guaifenesin next . Any advice would be appreciated.

  • Does calritin or loratidine cause fainting?
    (Asked by a 31 year old man who has Rash Scaly, Syncope, and takes Claritin)
    31 year old healthy male, never takes any medications and rarely gets sick had a bad allergy season and took Claritin (24 hr) once daily for two months. Randomly had a syncope/fainting episode and a week later still feeling lightheaded/fainting feeling. Also has random bumpy rash on right elbow. ...

  • Could this drug cause periodontal bone loss, bone loss around teeth
    (Asked by a 64 year old man who has Periodontal Bone Loss, Bone Loss Around Teeth , and takes Guaifenesin, Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride, Turmeric, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Fluoxetine, Celexa, Gabapentin, Omeprazole, Pantoprazole, Pentoxifylline, Garcinia Cambogia, Carbamazepine, Tamsulosin, Lisinopril, Venlafaxine Hydrochloride, Flunisolide)
    Do you suffer from periodontal bone loss or periodontal disease, or bone loss around teeth after taking this drug? Are your sodium levels low after taking this drug? I am a dentist and keep my teeth plaque free, but have had periodontal bone loss for which, I believe, must be drug related.

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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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