Mucinex vs Tessalon

Mucinex
(OTC)
Tessalon
(Rx)
Mucinex is a mucus relief medication.
Tessalon is a respiratory medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.2
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Cough
3.3
Concern level
1.3
Helpfulness
for Cough
3.8
Concern level
1.4
Approval Date
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July 12, 2002
February 10, 1958
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
50,975 Discussions
792 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 Common Cold
Tessalon is prescribed for Cough and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Muc
Vomiting
3
Nausea
3
Dizziness
2
Gagging
1
Drowsiness
1
Migraines
1
Dry Mouth
1
Palpitations
1
Fainting
1
Blood Clots
1
Tes
Vomiting
9
Cancer
8
Numbness
7
Nausea
6
Wheezing
6
Dizziness
4
Addiction
3
Lung Cancer
3
Rash
2
Sleep Disorders
2
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Mucinex
Muc
Tessalon
Tes
Vomiting
Muc
Tes
3
9
Nausea
Muc
Tes
3
6
Dizziness
Muc
Tes
2
4
Gagging
Muc
Tes
1
0
Drowsiness
Muc
Tes
1
0
Migraines
Muc
Tes
1
0
Dry Mouth
Muc
Tes
1
0
Palpitations
Muc
Tes
1
0
Fainting
Muc
Tes
1
0
Blood Clots
Muc
Tes
1
0
Vomiting
Tes
Muc
9
3
Cancer
Tes
Muc
8
0
Numbness
Tes
Muc
7
0
Nausea
Tes
Muc
6
3
Wheezing
Tes
Muc
6
0
Dizziness
Tes
Muc
4
2
Addiction
Tes
Muc
3
0
Lung Cancer
Tes
Muc
3
0
Rash
Tes
Muc
2
0
Sleep Disorders
Tes
Muc
2
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 Tessalon 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 Tessalon and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Granules: 50 mg, 100 mg
Tablet: 600 mg, 1200 mg
Liquid: 100 mg/5 mL
Capsule: 200 mg
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
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Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Mucinex and Tessalon: 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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