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Advil Allergy And Congestion Relief
(Chlorpheniramine / Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine)

Advil Congestion Relief
(Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine)

Relieves cold and allergy symptoms. Advil Allergy And Congestion Relief (Chlorpheniramine / Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine) is an okay combination medicine to relieve pain and congestion. The antihistamine can make you sleepy and the decongestant can keep you awake, so it could affect you either way.Relieves pain and congestion. Advil Congestion Relief (Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine) is a good combination medicine to relieve pain and congestion, but it's more medicine than you need if you only have one symptom.
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Reviews & ratings
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Reviews for Advil Allergy And Congestion Relief (Chlorpheniramine / Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine)
73%
of people say Advil Allergy And Congestion Relief (Chlorpheniramine / Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine) is worth it
30%
say it works well
6%
say it's a big hassle
Reviews for Advil Congestion Relief (Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine)
73%
Same vs. Advil Allergy And Congestion Relief (Chlorpheniramine / Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine)
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Side effects
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How it works
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Advil Allergy And Congestion Relief (Chlorpheniramine / Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine) is a combination medicine that treats cold and allergy symptoms. Ibuprofen is an NSAID that relieves swelling, pain, and fever. Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine that treats runny nose and watery eyes. Phenylephrine is a decongestant that clears your sinuses.Advil Congestion Relief (Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine) is a combination medicine that treats cold and allergy symptoms. Ibuprofen is an NSAID that relieves swelling, pain, and fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant that clears your sinuses.
Type of medication
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Antihistamine
1st generation
Pain reliever
NSAID
DecongestantOver-the-counter
Pain reliever
NSAID
DecongestantOver-the-counter
Available as
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  • Pill
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Risk factors for serious side effects
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  • History of stomach bleeding or ulcers
  • Age 60 years or older
  • Taking aspirin, NSAIDs, or blood thinners
  • Drinking more than 3 alcoholic beverages a day
  • Taking with alcohol
  • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
  • Women of childbearing age
  • Kidney disease
  • Heart failure
  • Liver disease
  • Taking high blood pressure medications
  • Age 65 years or older
  • History of high blood pressure
  • History of heart problems
  • Age 65 years or older
  • Taking with aspirin
Detailed Advil Allergy And Congestion Relief (Chlorpheniramine / Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine) risks & warnings »
  • History of stomach bleeding or ulcers
  • Age 60 years or older
  • Taking aspirin, NSAIDs, or blood thinners
  • Drinking more than 3 alcoholic beverages a day
  • Women of childbearing age
  • History of high blood pressure
  • Kidney disease
  • Heart failure
  • Liver disease
  • Taking high blood pressure medications
  • Age 65 years or older
  • History of heart problems
  • Age 65 years or older
  • Taking with aspirin
Detailed Advil Congestion Relief (Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy category
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NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

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NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

See the FDA package insert
Alcohol
  • While taking this, avoid alcohol and other drugs that make you drowsy.
No specific alcohol-related info.
Food
No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
Kidneys and liver
  • Advil Allergy And Congestion Relief (Chlorpheniramine / Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine) contains ibuprofen, an NSAID that can lower kidney function or cause damage. Taking the lowest dose for the shortest amount of time lowers your risk. Your doctor should check your kidney function if you take Advil Allergy And Congestion Relief (Chlorpheniramine / Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine) for any amount of time.
  • Advil Congestion Relief (Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine) contains ibuprofen, an NSAID that can lower kidney function or cause damage. Taking the lowest dose for the shortest amount of time lowers your risk. Your doctor should check your kidney function if you take Advil Congestion Relief (Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine) for any amount of time.
Sex
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Sleep
  • While taking this, avoid alcohol and other drugs that make you drowsy.
No specific sleep-related info.
Weight
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Upsides and benefits
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  • Advil Allergy And Congestion Relief (Chlorpheniramine / Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine) is a combination medicine that relieves multiple cold and allergy symptoms. It's good to use if you have a stuffy nose, sinus pressure, and pain.
  • The decongestant (phenylephrine) has fewer side effects than other decongestants like pseudoephedrine. It doesn't raise your blood pressure and heart rate as much, or cause as much trouble falling asleep.
  • Advil Congestion Relief (Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine) is a combination medicine that relieves multiple cold and allergy symptoms. It's good to use if you have a stuffy nose, sinus pressure, and pain.
  • The decongestant (phenylephrine) has fewer side effects than other decongestants like pseudoephedrine. It doesn't raise your blood pressure and heart rate as much, or cause as much trouble falling asleep.
Downsides and risks
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  • If you don't really need all of the medications in this combination, you're taking extra medicine and might have extra side effects for no reason.
  • Phenylephrine doesn't last as long as other decongestants like pseudoephedrine.
  • You shouldn't use it if you have high blood pressure.
  • The pain reliever (ibuprofen) can interact with other medications and make health problems like stomach bleeding and ulcers worse.
  • It's not safe to take ibuprofen if you're pregnant since it increases the risk of heart defects in babies.
  • If you don't really need both of the medications in this combination, you're taking extra medicine and might have extra side effects for no reason.
  • Phenylephrine doesn't last as long as other decongestants like pseudoephedrine.
  • You shouldn't use it if you have high blood pressure.
  • The pain reliever (ibuprofen) can interact with other medications and make health problems like stomach bleeding and ulcers worse.
  • It's not safe to take ibuprofen if you're pregnant since it increases the risk of heart defects in babies.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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  • Chlorpheniramine (the antihistamine ingredient in Advil Allergy And Congestion Relief (Chlorpheniramine / Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine)) can make you sleepy, so avoid activities that require you to be fully alert until you know how it affects you.
  • While taking this, avoid alcohol and other drugs that make you drowsy.
  • Don't use in kids age 12 years or younger.
  • Don't take it if you have an allergy to aspirin since ibuprofen can cause a similar reaction.
  • Phenylephrine (the decongestant ingredient) can make you restless, so don't take it too close to bedtime.
  • Let your doctor know if your symptoms don't improve in a few days.
  • Starts working in 30 minutes.
  • Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take. Don't take more than what's recommended on the package.
  • Don't take it if you have an allergy to aspirin since ibuprofen can cause a similar reaction.
  • Phenylephrine (the decongestant ingredient) can make you restless, so don't take it too close to bedtime.
  • Let your doctor know if your symptoms don't improve in a few days.
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