Alka Seltzer vs Mucinex

Alka Seltzer
(OTC)
Mucinex
(OTC)
Alka Seltzer is an anti-inflammatory, fever reducing and pain relief medication.
Mucinex is a mucus relief medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.5
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.2
Very Satisfied
Concern level
1.2
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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Not Available
July 12, 2002
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
12,128 Discussions
50,944 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Headaches
#3 for Heartburn
#4 for GERD
#5 for Indigestion
Alka Seltzer is approved for Pain, Headaches and Heartburn and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cough
#2 for Congestion
#3 for Bronchitis
#4 for Fever
#5 for Headaches
#6 for Flu
Mucinex is approved for Cough and Congestion and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Alk
Addiction
2
Diabetes
2
Dehydration
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
High Blood Pressure
2
Gagging
2
Hiccups
1
Seizures
1
Palpitations
1
Gastritis
1
Muc
Vomiting
6
Nausea
5
Dizziness
3
Gagging
2
Drowsiness
2
Migraines
1
Dry Mouth
1
Palpitations
1
Fainting
1
Blood Clots
1
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Alka Seltzer
Alk
Mucinex
Muc
Addiction
Alk
Muc
2
0
Diabetes
Alk
Muc
2
0
Dehydration
Alk
Muc
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Alk
Muc
2
0
High Blood Pressure
Alk
Muc
2
0
Gagging
Alk
Muc
2
2
Hiccups
Alk
Muc
1
0
Seizures
Alk
Muc
1
0
Palpitations
Alk
Muc
1
1
Gastritis
Alk
Muc
1
0
Vomiting
Muc
Alk
6
0
Nausea
Muc
Alk
5
0
Dizziness
Muc
Alk
3
0
Gagging
Muc
Alk
2
2
Drowsiness
Muc
Alk
2
0
Migraines
Muc
Alk
1
0
Dry Mouth
Muc
Alk
1
0
Palpitations
Muc
Alk
1
1
Fainting
Muc
Alk
1
0
Blood Clots
Muc
Alk
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA)
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C Category C
Before taking Alka Seltzer during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Mucinex during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alchohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Alka Seltzer and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Mucinex and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Aspirin/Sodium Bicarbonate/Citric Acid , Potassium Bicarbonate/Sodium Bicarbonate/Citric Acid
Guaifenesin, Oxymetazoline Hcl, Oxymetazoline Hcl/Menthol, Guaifenesin/Dextromethorphan Hbr, Phenylephrine Hcl/Dextromethorphan Hbr/Acetaminophen/Guaifen, Guaifenesin/Dextromethorphan Hbr/Phenylephrine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Alka Seltzer and Mucinex: Interaction not known, but may still existModerate Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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