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Review: taking Mucinex and Benadryl together

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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Mucinex and Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 492 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

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On Mar, 13, 2015: 492 people who take Mucinex, Benadryl are studied

Mucinex, Benadryl outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Mucinex (guaifenesin)
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Mucinex is effective26.67%
(4 of 15 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
n/an/an/a
Benadryl is effective25.00%
(3 of 12 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Mucinex is effective26.32%
(5 of 19 people)
25.00%
(2 of 8 people)
Benadryl is effective35.00%
(7 of 20 people)
37.50%
(3 of 8 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Mucinex is effectiven/a33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
27.78%
(5 of 18 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
Benadryl is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
26.32%
(5 of 19 people)
75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Pleural EffusionDepressed MoodBlood Potassium IncreasedBlood Potassium IncreasedConstipationCarpal Tunnel Syndromen/aDyspnoea
Confusional StateDysarthriaBronchospasmAllergic ReactionsFebrile NeutropeniaMyoclonic JerksNausea
Decubitus UlcerHomicideDiplopiaIleusWeaknessBack Pain
EpistaxisHypotensionMuscle CrampsCarpal Tunnel SyndromeExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessAnxiety
Cardiorenal SyndromePostpartum DepressionBronchospasmMyoclonic JerksFingernails - BluishPain
Atrial FibrillationMental DisorderType 2 Diabetes MellitusExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessEndometriosisPyrexia
AnaemiaDiplopiaDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlFingernails - BluishChest Pain
AstheniaMuscle CrampsDiabetic NephropathyWeaknessOsteoarthritis
GangreneAggressionGlucose Tolerance ImpairedEndometriosisCough
CardiomegalyDisorientationHypoglycaemiaOedema Peripheral

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
NauseaDyspnoea
AnxietyPyrexia
Back PainPneumonia
PainChest Pain
DyspnoeaDizziness
OsteoarthritisAnaemia
InjuryHeadache
Oedema PeripheralAsthenia
CoughNausea
DiarrhoeaPain In Extremity

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
InfectionDrug Screen PositiveInfectionNauseaDyspnoeaNauseaAnxietyDyspnoea
Respiratory DistressCardio-respiratory ArrestHepatomegalyUpper Respiratory Tract InfectionPneumoniaVomitingCoughBack Pain
Therapeutic Response DecreasedAdverse ReactionHepatitisInsomniaPyrexiaBack PainAtelectasisAsthenia
Transplant RejectionKawasaki's DiseaseCondition AggravatedChest PainDyspnoeaPainConstipation
HypertensionPenile SwellingUrinary Tract InfectionArthralgiaPyrexiaGastritisPleural Effusion
Hyperparathyroidism SecondaryViral RashBronchitisDizzinessAnaemiaOsteoarthritisPneumonia
ConvulsionScarlet FeverCardiac Failure CongestiveBlood Pressure IncreasedPainInjuryAnxiety
Cerebral InfarctionHepatic Enzyme IncreasedHeadacheOtorrhoeaUrinary Tract InfectionDiarrhoeaOsteoarthritis
EncephalomalaciaOropharyngeal PainInfluenza Like IllnessBack PainAnxietyToothacheChest Pain
ThrombocytopeniaGianotti-crosti SyndromeCholecystitisMyalgiaDepressionTooth FractureNausea

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Mucinex (guaifenesin) is often used to treat cough. Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) is often used to treat allergies. 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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