Mucinex vs Robitussin

Mucinex
(OTC)
Robitussin
(OTC)
Mucinex is a mucus relief medication.
Robitussin is a mucus relief medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.2
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Cough
3.3
Concern level
1.3
Helpfulness
for Cough
2.5
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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July 12, 2002
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
50,965 Discussions
42,456 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 Flu
#3 for Fever
#4 for Congestion
#5 for Headaches
#6 for Bronchitis
Robitussin is approved for Cough and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
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
Rob
Vomiting
7
Nausea
5
Addiction
2
Gagging
2
Drowsiness
2
Hallucinations
2
Dizziness
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Euphoria
1
High Blood Pressure
1
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Mucinex
Muc
Robitussin
Rob
Vomiting
Muc
Rob
5
7
Nausea
Muc
Rob
5
5
Dizziness
Muc
Rob
3
1
Gagging
Muc
Rob
2
2
Drowsiness
Muc
Rob
2
2
Migraines
Muc
Rob
1
0
Dry Mouth
Muc
Rob
1
0
Palpitations
Muc
Rob
1
0
Fainting
Muc
Rob
1
0
Blood Clots
Muc
Rob
1
0
Vomiting
Rob
Muc
7
5
Nausea
Rob
Muc
5
5
Addiction
Rob
Muc
2
0
Gagging
Rob
Muc
2
2
Drowsiness
Rob
Muc
2
2
Hallucinations
Rob
Muc
2
0
Dizziness
Rob
Muc
1
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
Rob
Muc
1
0
Euphoria
Rob
Muc
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Rob
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 Robitussin 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 Robitussin 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: 100 mg/5 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
Guaifenesin, Dextromethorphan, Dextromethorphan Hbr/Phenylephrine/Acetaminophen/Chlorphenir
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Mucinex and Robitussin: 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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