Mucinex vs Nyquil

Mucinex
(OTC)
Nyquil
(OTC)
Mucinex is a mucus relief medication.
Nyquil is a cough & cold medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.2
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Cough
3.3
Concern level
1.3
Helpfulness
for Cough
2.2
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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July 12, 2002
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
50,984 Discussions
59,799 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cough
#2 for Common Cold
#3 for Flu
#4 for Fever
#5 for Allergy
#6 for Headaches
Nyquil is approved for Cough, Common Cold, Flu, Fever, Allergy and Headaches and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Muc
Vomiting
5
Nausea
5
Dizziness
3
Gagging
2
Drowsiness
2
Migraines
1
Dry Mouth
1
Palpitations
1
Fainting
1
Blood Clots
1
Nyq
Addiction
7
Drowsiness
6
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Vomiting
4
Grogginess
4
Nausea
4
Coma
2
Hallucinations
2
Itching
1
Paranoia
1
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Mucinex
Muc
Nyquil
Nyq
Vomiting
Muc
Nyq
5
4
Nausea
Muc
Nyq
5
4
Dizziness
Muc
Nyq
3
0
Gagging
Muc
Nyq
2
0
Drowsiness
Muc
Nyq
2
6
Migraines
Muc
Nyq
1
0
Dry Mouth
Muc
Nyq
1
0
Palpitations
Muc
Nyq
1
0
Fainting
Muc
Nyq
1
0
Blood Clots
Muc
Nyq
1
0
Addiction
Nyq
Muc
7
0
Drowsiness
Nyq
Muc
6
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
Nyq
Muc
5
0
Vomiting
Nyq
Muc
4
5
Grogginess
Nyq
Muc
4
0
Nausea
Nyq
Muc
4
5
Coma
Nyq
Muc
2
0
Hallucinations
Nyq
Muc
2
0
Itching
Nyq
Muc
1
0
Paranoia
Nyq
Muc
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 Mucinex during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Nyquil 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 Mucinex and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Nyquil and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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Granules: 50 mg, 100 mg
Tablet: 600 mg, 1200 mg
Liquid: 100 mg/5 mL
Liquid: 7.5-60-30-1000 mg/30 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Guaifenesin , Oxymetazoline Hcl , Oxymetazoline Hcl/Menthol , Guaifenesin/Dextromethorphan Hbr , Phenylephrine Hcl/Dextromethorphan Hbr/Acetaminophen/Guaifen , Guaifenesin/Dextromethorphan Hbr/Phenylephrine
Dextromethorphan Hbr/P-Ephed Hcl/Acetaminophen/Doxylamine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Mucinex and Nyquil: 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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