Delsym vs Mucinex

Delsym
(OTC)
Mucinex
(OTC)
Delsym is 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
Helpfulness
for Cough
4.5
Concern level
1.5
Helpfulness
for Cough
3.3
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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October 8, 1982
July 12, 2002
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
6,298 Discussions
50,958 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cough
#2 for Common Cold
#3 for Flu
Delsym is approved for Cough 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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Del
Vomiting
9
Nausea
5
Euphoria
3
Hallucinations
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Addiction
2
Depression
1
Dizziness
1
Wheezing
1
Serotonin Syndrome
1
Muc
Vomiting
2
Nausea
2
Dizziness
1
Gagging
1
Drowsiness
1
Migraines
1
Dry Mouth
1
Palpitations
1
Fainting
1
Blood Clots
1
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Delsym
Del
Mucinex
Muc
Vomiting
Del
Muc
9
2
Nausea
Del
Muc
5
2
Euphoria
Del
Muc
3
0
Hallucinations
Del
Muc
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Del
Muc
2
0
Addiction
Del
Muc
2
0
Depression
Del
Muc
1
0
Dizziness
Del
Muc
1
1
Wheezing
Del
Muc
1
0
Serotonin Syndrome
Del
Muc
1
0
Vomiting
Muc
Del
2
9
Nausea
Muc
Del
2
5
Dizziness
Muc
Del
1
1
Gagging
Muc
Del
1
0
Drowsiness
Muc
Del
1
0
Migraines
Muc
Del
1
0
Dry Mouth
Muc
Del
1
0
Palpitations
Muc
Del
1
0
Fainting
Muc
Del
1
0
Blood Clots
Muc
Del
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 Delsym 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 Delsym 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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Liquid: 30 mg/5 mL
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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Dextromethorphan , Dextromethorphan Polistirex
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 Delsym 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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