February 23, 2008

Advil Cold and Sinus

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwatson @ 12:56 pm

What is Advil cold and sinus used for?

This medication, a combination of Ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine, is used to treat stuffy nose, sinus congestion, cough, and pain or fever caused by the common cold or flu.

Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that lead to inflammation and pain in the body. Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant, which shrinks the blood vessels in the nasal passage.

Important Information about Advil Cold and Sinus

Before using Advil cold and sinus tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. Also let your doctor know if you have a history of kidney disease, congestive heart failure, or high blood. If you have taken other medicines such as anticoagulants (e.g., heparin, warfarin, acenocoumarol). Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any of the ingredients that are present in advil cold and sinus.

Do not use Advil cold and Sinus if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as Marplan, Nardil, Azilect, Eldepryl, Emsam, or Parnate within the past 14 days. Ibuprofen can increase your risk of heart or circulation problems. Do not use this medicine just before or after having heart bypass surgery. Ibuprofen can increase your risk of serious effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation.

Not to be used by someone who has

  • has high blood pressure or coronary artery disease or thyroid disease
  • has takes monoamine oxidase inhibitors
  • angioedema syndrome;
  • nasal polyps;
  • a bronchospastic reaction to ASA;
  • systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE);
  • active stomach ulcers or duodenal ulcers or bleeding;
  • diabetes;
  • gastrointestinal bleeding;
  • narrow-angle glaucoma;
  • difficulty urinating due to an enlarged prostate.

This is not a complete list of information on Advil cold and sinus. Consult with your doctor for a detailed look at this medication.

Dosage

The starting dose for adults and children (above 12 years) is 1 -2 caplet in every 4 hours as needed.

Side Effects

Nausea and vomiting, heartburn, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, stomach cramps, dizziness or lightheadedness, drowsiness, headache, decreased appetite nervousness, excitability, weakness, insomnia, irregular heartbeat, difficulty breathing, blurred vision.

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