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Advil Allergy And Congestion Relief

(Chlorpheniramine / Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine)

Over-the-counterLower-cost generic available
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Relieves cold and allergy symptoms.

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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.

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Upsides

  • 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.
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Downsides

  • 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.
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Risks and Warnings for Advil Allergy And Congestion Relief (Chlorpheniramine / Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • 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

    Advil Allergy And Congestion Relief (Chlorpheniramine / Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine) contains ibuprofen, which can cause serious problems including inflammation, bleeding, and ulcers in the stomach or intestines. The longer you take Advil Allergy And Congestion Relief (Chlorpheniramine / Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine), the higher the risk is. If you notice blood or a dark/black color in your stool, tell your doctor right away.

Common concerns from people taking Advil Allergy And Congestion Relief (Chlorpheniramine / Ibuprofen / Phenylephrine)

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Interactions
  • The pain reliever (ibuprofen) can interact with other medications and make health problems like stomach bleeding and ulcers worse.
Alcohol
  • While taking this, avoid alcohol and other drugs that make you drowsy.
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.
Pain
  • The pain reliever (ibuprofen) can interact with other medications and make health problems like stomach bleeding and ulcers worse.