Claritin vs Mucinex DM

Claritin
(OTC)
Mucinex DM
(OTC)
Claritin is a systemic antihistamine.
Mucinex DM is a cough & cold medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Allergy
2.4
Concern level
1.5
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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April 12, 1993
April 29, 2004
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
76,411 Discussions
2,476 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Allergy
#2 for Itching
#3 for Bone Pain
#4 for Hives
#6 for Sneezing
#7 for Congestion
Claritin is approved for Allergy and Itching and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cough
#2 for Congestion
#3 for Common Cold
#4 for Allergy
#5 for Flu
Mucinex DM is approved for Cough and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cla
Weight Gain
1
Fungal Infection
1
Weight Loss
1
Palpitations
1
Nose Bleeds
1
Dry Mouth
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Addiction
1
Folliculitis
1
Dry Eyes
1
Muc
Nausea
8
Dizziness
5
Drowsiness
3
Gagging
2
High Blood Pressure
2
Wheezing
2
COPD
2
Hallucinations
1
Addiction
1
Fainting
1
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Claritin
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Mucinex DM
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Weight Gain
Cla
Muc
1
0
Fungal Infection
Cla
Muc
1
0
Weight Loss
Cla
Muc
1
0
Palpitations
Cla
Muc
1
0
Nose Bleeds
Cla
Muc
1
0
Dry Mouth
Cla
Muc
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Cla
Muc
1
0
Addiction
Cla
Muc
1
1
Folliculitis
Cla
Muc
1
0
Dry Eyes
Cla
Muc
1
0
Nausea
Muc
Cla
8
0
Dizziness
Muc
Cla
5
0
Drowsiness
Muc
Cla
3
0
Gagging
Muc
Cla
2
0
High Blood Pressure
Muc
Cla
2
0
Wheezing
Muc
Cla
2
0
COPD
Muc
Cla
2
0
Hallucinations
Muc
Cla
1
0
Addiction
Muc
Cla
1
1
Fainting
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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B Category B
Before taking Claritin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Mucinex DM 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 and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Mucinex DM and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Solution: 10 mg/10 mL, 5 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg
Tablet: 30-600 mg, 60-1200 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Loratadine
Guaifenesin/Dextromethorphan Hbr
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Claritin and Mucinex DM: 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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