Cough Drops vs Mucinex for Flu

Cough Drops
(OTC)
Mucinex
(OTC)
Cough Drops is a mouth and throat - lozenge and a respiratory medication.
Mucinex is a mucus relief medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.1
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 + -
25,445 Discussions
50,963 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cough
#2 for Sore Throat
#3 for Common Cold
#4 for Flu
#5 for Congestion
Cough Drops is approved for Cough, Sore Throat and Common Cold 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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Cou
Numbness
6
Addiction
4
Migraines
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Ketosis
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Lack Of Sleep
1
Lung Cancer
1
Spotting
1
COPD
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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Cough Drops
Cou
Mucinex
Muc
Numbness
Cou
Muc
6
0
Addiction
Cou
Muc
4
0
Migraines
Cou
Muc
1
1
Loss of Appetite
Cou
Muc
1
0
Ketosis
Cou
Muc
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Cou
Muc
1
0
Lack Of Sleep
Cou
Muc
1
0
Lung Cancer
Cou
Muc
1
0
Spotting
Cou
Muc
1
0
COPD
Cou
Muc
1
0
Vomiting
Muc
Cou
6
0
Nausea
Muc
Cou
5
0
Dizziness
Muc
Cou
3
0
Gagging
Muc
Cou
2
0
Drowsiness
Muc
Cou
2
0
Migraines
Muc
Cou
1
1
Dry Mouth
Muc
Cou
1
0
Palpitations
Muc
Cou
1
0
Fainting
Muc
Cou
1
0
Blood Clots
Muc
Cou
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 Cough Drops 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 Cough Drops and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Mucinex and alcohol.
Method of use
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Lozenge
Pill
Dosages
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Lozenge: 2.7 mg, 3.2 mg, 5 mg, 5.4 mg, 5.8 mg, 6.1 mg, 7 mg, 7.5 mg, 7.6 mg, 8 mg, 8.4 mg, 9.1 mg, 10 mg
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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Menthol , Eucalyptus/Menthol , Eucalyptus Oil/Menthol , Menthol/Herbal Drugs
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 Cough Drops 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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