Mucinex vs Zyrtec D

Mucinex
(OTC)
Zyrtec D
(OTC)
Mucinex is a mucus relief medication.
Zyrtec D is a cough & cold medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.2
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.8
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Cough
3.3
Concern level
1.3
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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July 12, 2002
August 10, 2001
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
50,964 Discussions
2,239 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 Allergy
#2 for Congestion
#3 for Cough
#5 for Sneezing
#6 for Runny Nose
#7 for Common Cold
#9 for Flu
Zyrtec D is approved for Allergy 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
Zyr
Drowsiness
8
Dizziness
7
High Blood Pressure
3
Depression
2
Ear Infection
2
Vertigo
2
Palpitations
2
Tinnitus
2
Weight Gain
2
Vomiting
2
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Zyrtec D
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Vomiting
Muc
Zyr
3
2
Nausea
Muc
Zyr
3
0
Dizziness
Muc
Zyr
2
7
Gagging
Muc
Zyr
1
0
Drowsiness
Muc
Zyr
1
8
Migraines
Muc
Zyr
1
0
Dry Mouth
Muc
Zyr
1
0
Palpitations
Muc
Zyr
1
2
Fainting
Muc
Zyr
1
0
Blood Clots
Muc
Zyr
1
0
Drowsiness
Zyr
Muc
8
1
Dizziness
Zyr
Muc
7
2
High Blood Pressure
Zyr
Muc
3
0
Depression
Zyr
Muc
2
0
Ear Infection
Zyr
Muc
2
0
Vertigo
Zyr
Muc
2
0
Palpitations
Zyr
Muc
2
1
Tinnitus
Zyr
Muc
2
0
Weight Gain
Zyr
Muc
2
0
Vomiting
Zyr
Muc
2
3
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 Zyrtec D 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 Zyrtec D 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
Tablet: 5-120 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
Cetirizine Hcl/Pseudoephedrine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Mucinex and Zyrtec D: 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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