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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 659 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Claritin has active ingredients of loratadine. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Claritin 24,193 users)

Mucinex has active ingredients of guaifenesin. It is often used in cough. (latest outcomes from Mucinex 5,830 users)

On Dec, 14, 2014: 659 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 4 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 effective38.46%
(5 of 13 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
DizzinessFatigueTesticular FailureHypoglycaemian/aOsteoporosisAtrial FibrillationDyspnoea
Pulmonary EmbolismPainRosaceaType 2 Diabetes MellitusRotator Cuff SyndromePain
Cardiac ArrestDizzinessRenal Failure ChronicGlucose Tolerance ImpairedAtrial FibrillationCough
Gastric HaemorrhageChest PainMusculoskeletal DisorderDiabetic NephropathyViral InfectionNausea
Upper Respiratory Tract CongestionEmotional DistressFatigueDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlCardiac DisorderFatigue
Runny NoseAnxietyCor Pulmonale ChronicDiabetes MellitusDrug IneffectiveAsthenia
FallBronchitisEdema - Peripheral, Peripheral EdemaVertigoDizziness
Malignant Pleural EffusionDepressionProductive CoughFemur FractureHypertension
Rib FractureInjuryFatigue - ChronicGallbladder DisorderSinusitis
LeukocytosisPulmonary EmbolismMalaiseCataractChest Pain

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Claritin is effective17.65%
(3 of 17 people)
30.00%
(3 of 10 people)
Mucinex is effective60.00%
(9 of 15 people)
10.00%
(1 of 10 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainDyspnoea
CoughAsthenia
SinusitisPain
FallNausea
Chest PainCough
DyspnoeaFatigue
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)
37.50%
(3 of 8 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)
50.00%
(4 of 8 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 NecDepressionDiarrhoea
Pharyngitis NosAnhedoniaDeep Vein ThrombosisPyrexiaChest PainHypertension
Pericarditis NosChest PainBronchitisHypoaesthesiaAnxietyPneumonia
PleurisyPulmonary HaemorrhageInjuryChest PainGait DisturbanceDry Mouth

* 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 (1 answer)
    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?
    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 dreams that carry over when she awakens, or if she wakes up and sees visions. I do not want to change her meds, if possible. This combination of Aricept, Namenda and Lexapro have allowed her to be sharper mentally than she has in a number of years. Except for the hallucinations, it's been nothing short of amazing. Please help. Thank you
  • Does mucinex guaifenesin help treat fibromyalgia? (3 answers)
    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?
    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. All tests, blood work, ct scans, xrays show perfectly normal, healthy adult male.

    1) How long does it take to get Claritin out of your system completely after prolonged use?

    2) Could fainting be a side effect of Clartiin/loratidine?
  • Could this drug cause periodontal bone loss, bone loss around teeth (4 answers)
    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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • Not sure what to use & not use. Conflicting resources.congestion seems to all come from running nose.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 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.

    Reply

    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.

    Reply

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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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