Claritin D vs Mucinex

Claritin D
(OTC)
Mucinex
(OTC)
Claritin D is a cough & cold medication.
Mucinex is a mucus relief medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.2
Very Satisfied
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Cough
3.3
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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November 14, 1994
July 12, 2002
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
6,439 Discussions
50,962 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Allergy
#2 for Congestion
#3 for Cough
#4 for Sneezing
#6 for Common Cold
#7 for Runny Nose
#9 for Flu
Claritin D is approved for Allergy and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
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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Cla
Dizziness
5
Nausea
4
Migraines
3
Palpitations
2
Ear Infection
2
Weight Loss
2
Weight Gain
2
Dehydration
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Wheezing
1
Muc
Vomiting
3
Nausea
3
Dizziness
2
Gagging
1
Drowsiness
8
Migraines
1
Dry Mouth
1
Palpitations
1
Fainting
1
Blood Clots
1
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Claritin D
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Mucinex
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Dizziness
Cla
Muc
5
2
Nausea
Cla
Muc
4
3
Migraines
Cla
Muc
3
1
Palpitations
Cla
Muc
2
1
Ear Infection
Cla
Muc
2
0
Weight Loss
Cla
Muc
2
0
Weight Gain
Cla
Muc
2
0
Dehydration
Cla
Muc
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Cla
Muc
1
0
Wheezing
Cla
Muc
1
0
Vomiting
Muc
Cla
3
0
Nausea
Muc
Cla
3
4
Dizziness
Muc
Cla
2
5
Gagging
Muc
Cla
1
0
Drowsiness
Muc
Cla
8
0
Migraines
Muc
Cla
1
3
Dry Mouth
Muc
Cla
1
0
Palpitations
Muc
Cla
1
2
Fainting
Muc
Cla
1
0
Blood Clots
Muc
Cla
1
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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Not Available
C Category C
Before taking Mucinex 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 Claritin D and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Mucinex and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Granules: 50 mg, 100 mg
Tablet: 600 mg, 1200 mg
Liquid: 100 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Loratadine/Pseudoephedrine Sulfate
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 Claritin D and Mucinex: 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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