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Alka Seltzer vs. Mucinex for Common Cold

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Alka Seltzer

OTC
/ 10,053 posts
Other Names: Alka Seltzer Gold

Mucinex

OTC
/ 40,134 posts
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 10,053 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 40,134 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Alka-Seltzer is an effervescent antacid and pain reliever first marketed by the Miles Laboratories. It was developed by company chemist Maurice Treneer in Elkhart Indiana. Alka-Seltzer is marketed for relief of minor aches, pains, inflammation, fever, he... Read more on Wikipedia
Dextromethorphan (DXM or DM) is an antitussive (cough suppressant) drug. It is one of the active ingredients in many Over-the-counter drug common cold and cough medicines, such as Robitussin, NyQuil, Dimetapp, Vicks, Coricidin, Delsym, and ot... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Sita
October 23, 2013
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Mucinex DM couch and chest congestion
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What patients are saying about Alka Seltzer vs. Mucinex

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works well for me and doesn't bother me. I can also...
Mucinex works well for me and doesn't bother me. I can also use Alka-Seltzer products, like cough and cold...no...
the best for colds and for chest congestion, I take Mucinex
...meaningful if you listen to them. I gave up on that a long time ago. I take Alka Seltzer Cold Medicine. It seems to work the best for colds and for chest congestion, I take Mucinex...
cold daytime, and if it's just the gunk, I'll take mucinex
...huge fan of Alka-Seltzer - so, if I take alka-seltzer cold daytime, ...just the gunk, I'll take...
Alka Seltzer Cold, Cough and SEVERE Mucus worked wonders...
...just getting over a cold with nasty sinus symptoms. I'm super sensitive to Mucinex (makes me dizzy), but I found that Alka Seltzer Cold, Cough and SEVERE Mucus worked wonders. If you'r...
without anything added to it, just the guiafenesin....
...I do like plain old Mucinex without anything added to it, just the guiafenesin. I ...makes me worse. Never tried Alka Seltzer Cold & Sinus Sandi - probably because I associate Alka Seltzer...
was ok to take alka seltzer cold/flu or mucinex the regular...
...a cold thanx to a niece uuuggghhhh I called LC she told me it was ok to take alka seltzer cold/flu or mucinex the regular ...so he wouldnt get sick........ho...
me it did. I took mucinex and Alka seltzer and it helped...
Mucinex as already stated and I ...helped me was Alka seltzer plus cold med. If ...it did. I took mucinex and Alka seltzer and it helped alot. Now for getting around coughing while h...
was always my go-to before surgery. It works wonderfully...
...it's bronchitis! Darn it! Mucinex was always my go-to before surgery. It works wonderfully but I ...liquid but I was too sick to figure ...I just bought the Alka-Seltzer stuff. Only probl...
so I started taking Mucinex for almost a week. It started...
...alka seltzer ...Mucinex for almost a week. It started giving me side effects of diarrhea so I stopped taking it and the mucus cleared up a bit but for the past week I've still been having to blo...
I'm currently using Alka Seltzer gel caps for Cold...
...specific symptoms. I'm currently using Alka Seltzer gel caps for Cold & Cough. Mucinex products are great -- they...
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