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Mucinex vs. Zyrtec D for Congestion

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Mucinex

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Zyrtec D

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 39,662 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
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By kcroyal
May 24, 2014
kcroyal wrote
Mucinex-D Helps with Congestion
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By Sita
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Mucinex DM couch and chest congestion
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What patients are saying about Mucinex vs. Zyrtec D

37 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
i started taking mucinex b/c they say it's good for...
...I get shots, take zyrtec-d, astepro antihistimine spray, flonase, ...pain and pressure. i started taking mucinex b/c they say it's good for thinning out ...i could take 4 sudafed and feel...
breathe, I have also been taking Mucinex so I can keep from...
...this fertile week I have a cold, so I have been taking Zyrtec D just so I can breathe, I have also been taking Mucinex so I can keep from hacking.  I have ...of your posts that Mucinex can aid i...
Mucinex all work pretty well, but they make me too...
...really drowsy. Claratin-D, Zyrtec-D, Benadryl, Mucinex all work pretty well, but they make me too groggy to take during the day. Anyone have any suggestions on a good seasonal allergy medication th...
recommended. i bought zyrtec-d but it hasn't helped much. i...
...do the same! i wish i had read this yesterday, i would have bought mucinex that the pp recommended. i bought zyrtec-d but it hasn't helped much. i also tried claritin-d which hasn't helped...
night. I do take mucinex some days. Also these things...
...I take zyrtec, FloNase and do a good rinse nightly. It takes 2 weeks for FloNase to work. depending on when I take Zyrtec D, I keeps me wake at night. I do take mucinex some days....
12 hour and use 2-3 a day sometimes if my allergies...
I take zyrtec-D 12 hour and use 2-3 a day sometimes if my allergies are really bad. I ...have bad allergies ill take zyrtec-D dayquill mucinex or something. just make sure...
was rest and taking stuff like Mucinex and Zyrtec D and...
...that helped (rather, the only thing that didn't hurt) was rest and taking stuff like Mucinex and Zyrtec D and nighttime cough stuff, etc. Afrin was a godsend the last few...
been taking Zyrtec D since early spring, but I was advised...
...but I was advised to stop after my post-coital test because it was completely drying me out of CM. I did a diagnostic cycle with Mucinex to increase CM and I have just...
know you can take regular blue mucinex? It has helped me...
...Hey!  I see you are sick.  Did you know you can take regular blue mucinex?  It has helped me a ton.  I'm currently taking: zyrtec (not zyrtec-D), muinex (not mucinex-D) and vicks.  It has helped a...
with the singulair we are going to try Zyrtec D or Claritin...
...with the singulair we are going to try Zyrtec D or Claritin ...to coughing. Doctor said Mucinex 'doesn't work'...her words. She did say that he would be better with a nasal spray but Giovanni...
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