Cold & Allergy vs Mucinex

Cold & Allergy
(OTC)
Mucinex
(OTC)
Cold & Allergy is a cough & cold medication.
Mucinex is a mucus relief medication.
Satisfaction Score
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1.0
Not at All Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.2
Very Satisfied
Concern level
5.0
Helpfulness
for Cough
3.3
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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Not Available
July 12, 2002
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
2,582 Discussions
50,962 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Common Cold
#2 for Allergy
#3 for Cough
#4 for Sneezing
#5 for Runny Nose
#6 for Flu
#8 for Congestion
Cold & Allergy is approved for Common Cold, Allergy, Cough, Sneezing and Runny Nose 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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Col
Diabetes
3
High Blood Pressure
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Addiction
2
Liver Damage
2
Nose Bleeds
2
Palpitations
2
Suicide
2
GI Bleeding
1
Acute Liver Failure
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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Cold & Allergy
Col
Mucinex
Muc
Diabetes
Col
Muc
3
0
High Blood Pressure
Col
Muc
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Col
Muc
2
0
Addiction
Col
Muc
2
0
Liver Damage
Col
Muc
2
0
Nose Bleeds
Col
Muc
2
0
Palpitations
Col
Muc
2
1
Suicide
Col
Muc
2
0
GI Bleeding
Col
Muc
1
0
Acute Liver Failure
Col
Muc
1
0
Vomiting
Muc
Col
6
0
Nausea
Muc
Col
5
0
Dizziness
Muc
Col
3
0
Gagging
Muc
Col
2
0
Drowsiness
Muc
Col
2
0
Migraines
Muc
Col
1
0
Dry Mouth
Muc
Col
1
0
Palpitations
Muc
Col
1
2
Fainting
Muc
Col
1
0
Blood Clots
Muc
Col
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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C Category C
Before taking Cold & Allergy 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.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Cold & Allergy and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Mucinex and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 1-2.5 mg, 4-10 mg, 12-75 mg
Elixir: , 2-12.5 mg/5 mL
Granules: 50 mg, 100 mg
Tablet: 600 mg, 1200 mg
Liquid: 100 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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Follow manufacturer's instructions re:take with food because food may affect absorption , Avoid grapefruit juice or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug effect.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Phenylephrine Hcl/Chlorpheniramine Maleate , Phenylpropanolamine Hcl/Brompheniramine Maleate , Phenylpropanolamine Hcl/Chlorpheniramine Maleate , Pseudoephedrine Hcl/Brompheniramine Maleate , Pseudoephedrine Hcl/Triprolidine Hcl , Phenylephrine Hcl/Brompheniramine Maleate
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 Cold & Allergy 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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