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can you take advil (ibuprofen) and otc sinus medication at the same time?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Don't 2x same med: Look out for doubling up on the same medication, make sure that the active ingredients are not the same in each medication - in this case Ibuprofen (the stuff that advil (ibuprofen) is made of). Hope this helps!
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Check labels: Advil (ibuprofen); otc sinus meds may or may not have Ibuprofen in them (may have acetaminophen). If no problems with kidneys, blood pressure, thyroid, not pregnant etc, may be able to take sinus meds. Can generally mix sinus meds containing acetaminophen, and Ibuprofen (work by different mechanisms); scatter the timing so they complement.

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