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Advil Cold & Sinus

Common Name
ibuprofen - pseudoephedrine


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DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02036312 ADVIL COLD/SINUS 200MG IBUPROFEN/30MG PSEUDOEPHEDRINE TAB
02250705 ADVIL COLD/SINUS LIQUI-GELS 200MG IBUPROFEN/30MG PSEUDOEPHEDRINE CAP
02267616 ADVIL COLD/SINUS DAYTIME 200MG IBUPROFEN/30MG PSEUDOEPHEDRINE TAB

How does this medication work? What will it do for me?

This product is a combination of 2 medications: ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine. Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that reduces pain, fever, and inflammation by reducing a substance in the body that leads to inflammation and pain. Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that relieves the symptoms of nasal and sinus congestion by shrinking swollen nasal passages and sinuses.

This medication is used to relieve nasal congestion, sinus congestion, sinus pain, fever, headache, sore throat, and body aches and pains that are associated with the common cold, sinusitis, or the flu.

Your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested this medication for conditions other than the ones listed in this drug information article. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor or pharmacist has not recommended it.

How should I use this medication?

The usual recommended dose for adults and children older than 12 years is 1 or 2 caplets or liqui-gels every 4 to 6 hours as needed. Do not take more than 6 caplets or liqui-gels in 24 hours unless recommended by your doctor.

For the children's suspension, the dose depends on the child's age and weight and is given every 6 hours as needed. Do not give more than 4 doses a day unless recommended by your doctor. Use an oral syringe or medication cup to measure each dose of the suspension, as it gives a more accurate measurement than household teaspoons. Shake the suspension well before pouring a dose.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the one listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to take this medication exactly as recommended by your doctor or pharmacist. If you are taking this medication regularly and you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.

This medication is available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms listed here. The forms available for the specific brand you have searched are listed under "What form(s) does this medication come in?"

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does this medication come in?

Liqui-Gels
Each light gold liquid-filled gelatin capsule contains ibuprofen 200 mg and pseudoephedrine 30 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: D&C Yellow No. 10, FD&C Red No. 40, fractionated coconut oil, gelatin, iron oxide, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl acetate phthalate, potassium hydroxide, propylene glycol, purified water, sorbitan, and sorbitol.

Caplets
Each beige, sugar coated caplet contains ibuprofen 200 mg and pseudoephedrine 30 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: acetylated monoglyceride, ammonium hydroxide, carnauba wax, cellulose, cornstarch, croscarmellose sodium, iron oxides, parabens, pharmaceutical glaze, pharmaceutical shellac, povidone, pregelatinized starch, silicon dioxide, sodium benzoate, sodium lauryl sulfate, stearic acid, sucrose, and titanium dioxide.

Daytime
Each caplet contains ibuprofen 200 mg and pseudoephedrine 30 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: acetylated monoglycerides, carnauba wax, cellulose, cornstarch, croscarmellose sodium, ethoxyethanol, iron oxides, lecithin, parabens, pharmaceutical glaze, pharmaceutical shellac, povidone, pregelatinized starch, silicon dioxide, simethicone, sodium benzoate, sodium lauryl sulfate, stearic acid, sucrose, and titanium dioxide.

Who should NOT take this medication?

Do not take this medication if you:

  • are allergic or sensitive to ibuprofen, pseudoephedrine, other NSAIDs (e.g., naproxen, ketoprofen, diclofenac), ASA, or any ingredients of the medication
  • are about to have or have just had heart surgery
  • are dehydrated due to vomiting, diarrhea, or not drinking enough fluids
  • are taking another NSAID (e.g., naproxen, diclofenac, ketoprofen)
  • are pregnant or breast-feeding
  • have a stomach ulcer, intestinal ulcer, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn's disease
  • have angioedema syndrome
  • have experienced wheezing or difficulty breathing from ASA or other NSAIDs (e.g., naproxen, diclofenac, ketoprofen)
  • have kidney disease, reduced or worsening kidney function
  • have nasal polyps
  • have serious liver disease or reduced liver function
  • have severe heart disease
  • have severe high blood pressure
  • have systemic lupus erythematosus
  • have Raynaud's Syndrome
  • have taken a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor (e.g., phenelzine, tranylcypromine) within the last 14 days


 

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