Benadryl vs Mucinex D

Benadryl
(OTC)
Mucinex D
(OTC)
Benadryl is a skin medication and a systemic antihistamine.
Mucinex D is a cough & cold medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.9
Extremely Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Allergy
2.5
Concern level
1.4
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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March 4, 1946
June 22, 2004
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
372,264 Discussions
2,320 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Allergy
#2 for Itching
#3 for Hives
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Rash
#6 for Swelling
#7 for Anxiety
#8 for Nausea
#9 for Headaches
#10 for Cough
#11 for Vomiting
#13 for Sleep Disorders
#14 for Sneezing
Benadryl is approved for Allergy, Itching, Hives, Rash, Insomnia and Swelling and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cough
#2 for Allergy
#3 for Congestion
#4 for Common Cold
#6 for Flu
#7 for Runny Nose
Mucinex D is approved for Cough, Allergy, Congestion and Common Cold and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ben
Dry Mouth
1
Euphoria
1
Delirium
1
Suicide
1
Blood Clots
1
Stretch Marks
1
Blurred Vision
1
Dry Eyes
1
Candida
1
Weird Dreams
1
Muc
High Blood Pressure
6
Vomiting
5
Drowsiness
5
Palpitations
3
Depression
3
Tachycardia
3
Addiction
3
Diabetes
2
Vertigo
2
Numbness
2
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Dry Mouth
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Muc
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Euphoria
Ben
Muc
1
0
Delirium
Ben
Muc
1
0
Suicide
Ben
Muc
1
0
Blood Clots
Ben
Muc
1
0
Stretch Marks
Ben
Muc
1
0
Blurred Vision
Ben
Muc
1
0
Dry Eyes
Ben
Muc
1
0
Candida
Ben
Muc
1
0
Weird Dreams
Ben
Muc
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Muc
Ben
6
0
Vomiting
Muc
Ben
5
0
Drowsiness
Muc
Ben
5
0
Palpitations
Muc
Ben
3
0
Depression
Muc
Ben
3
0
Tachycardia
Muc
Ben
3
0
Addiction
Muc
Ben
3
0
Diabetes
Muc
Ben
2
0
Vertigo
Muc
Ben
2
0
Numbness
Muc
Ben
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Benadryl during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Mucinex D during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Benadryl and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Mucinex D and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Ointment, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 25 mg, 50 mg
Cream: 1%, 1%-0.1%
Liquid: 6.25 mg/5 mL, 12.5 mg/5 mL
Solution: 10 mg/mL, 50 mg/mL
Elixir: 12.5 mg/5 mL
Syringe: 50 mg/mL
Tablet: 25 mg
Tablet: 60-600 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Diphenhydramine Hcl , Diphenhydramine Hcl/Zinc Acetate
Guaifenesin/Pseudoephedrine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Benadryl and Mucinex D: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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