Cough Drops vs Mucinex for Flu
Did you mean taking both Cough Drops and Mucinex?
Cough Drops is a mouth and throat - lozenge and a respiratory medication.
Mucinex is a mucus relief medication.
July 12, 2002
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Side Effects and Concerns
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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).
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
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.
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.
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.
FDA has not classified the drug.
Before taking Cough Drops during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Before taking Mucinex during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
There may be a negative interaction between Cough Drops and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Mucinex and alcohol.
Method of use
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
No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
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
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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