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Can I mix children's Advil (ibuprofen) with childrens allergy medicine?

Can I mix children's Advil (ibuprofen) with childrens allergy medicine?

Depends: Many children's medication preparations have antihistamines, which is the active ingredient in the allergy medicines. So, you have to be careful- I would ask your pediatrician about the exact preparation you plan to use and the reason for the use. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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Can I give my 14 yr old Advil allergy & congestion relief if she already took a Claritin (loratadine) this morning?

Can I give my 14 yr old Advil allergy & congestion relief if she already took a Claritin (loratadine) this morning?

Yes but: Be cautious with multiple medications, you may want to stop the Claritin (loratadine) while on treatment with the other drug, don't take the next dose of Claritin (loratadine), read the instructions carefully, good luck ...Read more

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If I have an allergy to Advil can I taje aleve (naproxen)?

If I have an allergy to Advil can I taje aleve (naproxen)?

Absolutely not: If you are allergic to one, it is almost certain you are allergic to both. ...Read more

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When I was a baby an allergies exam results was that I was allergic to aines and some other components in advil (ibuprofen). At 21 do I have the same allergies?

When I was a baby an allergies exam results was that I was allergic to aines and some other components in advil (ibuprofen). At 21 do I have the same allergies?

Probably not: Most babies outgrow their allergies by age 3 and they change constantly during that time which is why we rareloy test them unless it it might be life threatening. It would be worth your while to challenge it. You might have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) on hand just in case you react. ...Read more

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Wat r the side effects of Advil (ibuprofen) allergy?

Wat r the side effects of Advil (ibuprofen) allergy?

Multiple: Advil (or ibuprofen) allergy can cause several symptoms, the most common being hives (rash), shortness of breath, or angioedema (swelling of the lips or tongue). ...Read more

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Is it ok to take conserta 36mg with Advil (ibuprofen) allergy and congestion relief?

Is it ok to take conserta 36mg with Advil (ibuprofen) allergy and congestion relief?

Not on a regular.: Cold medicines can interfere with concerta. Especially ones that contain a decongestant. Decongestants + methylphenidates can raise your blood pressure. ...Read more

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I drank approximatly 6 drinks last night. How long do I need to wait to take allergy medication (allegra)? how long do I need to wait to take advil (ibuprofen)?

I drank approximatly 6 drinks last night. How long do I need to wait to take allergy medication (allegra)? how long do I need to wait to take advil (ibuprofen)?

24 hours: At a minimum you should wait 8 hours, 24 hours would be safer.
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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) severe allergy plus sinus headache with advil?

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) severe allergy plus sinus headache with advil?

Yes you can: Yes you can as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy plus sinus relief does not contain ibuprophen. ...Read more

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Advil 200 gave mild shortness of breath 2x times. Only med that helps with migraines! A MD said that it's an allergy. I'm sad. Suggestions?

Advil 200 gave mild shortness of breath 2x times. Only med that helps with migraines! A MD said that it's an allergy. I'm sad. Suggestions?

Listen to: Your doctor in terms of staying away from a medication that you are allergic to. Don't know what symptoms or conditions you are treating the advil with. Ask your doctor and pharmacist for other treatment options. I share the same allergy that you do. I have used acupuncture for a number of issues since I can't use NSAID's. ...Read more

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Having major surgery. Not allergic to Advil (ibuprofen) or aspirin. Reacted to pain meds in hosp b4. Not sure what meds tho. Is there an allergy test to confirm?

Having major surgery. Not allergic to Advil (ibuprofen) or aspirin. Reacted to pain meds in hosp b4. Not sure what meds tho. Is there an allergy test to confirm?

Surgery meds: No allergy tests are available to detect pain medication allergies. Some people have adverse reactions to pain medications like narcotics that are not true allergies. You should discuss all your medications and your past reactions with both your anesthesiologist and surgeon prior to the procedure. Aspirin and advil/motrin are avoided prior to procedure due to potential bleeding complications. ...Read more

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Can I take Advil Sinus Congestion and Pain with Allegra Allergy 24 hour together? I have a cold with nasal congestion.

Can I take Advil Sinus Congestion and Pain with Allegra Allergy 24 hour together? I have a cold with nasal congestion.

No benefit: Yes, but there is no added benefit to take the Allegra (fexofenadine) since it doesn't help much when you have a cold. An older antihistamine like Chlorpheneramine may help with runny nose but may cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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Please explain how long does it take childrens Advil (ibuprofen) to kick in?

Please explain how long does it take childrens Advil (ibuprofen) to kick in?

About: 45 minutes to an hour. It depends on how full the stomach already. ...Read more

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What would happen if a child was accidentally given 2 mls more of Advil (ibuprofen) children's syrup, than they were supposed to get?

What would happen if a child was accidentally given 2 mls more of Advil (ibuprofen) children's syrup, than they were supposed to get?

Nothing serious: Ingestion of an additional 2 ml of ibuprofen (motrin) is not expected to exert any serious consequence unless repeated. ...Read more

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Can I give my 4 year old Children's Mucinex (5ml) and children's Advil together?

Can I give my 4 year old Children's Mucinex (5ml) and children's Advil together?

No interaction: Ibuprofen can be used to treat fever if your child is very uncomfortable; not every fever needs treating (even high fever if your child looks well). I recommend avoiding cough preparations as they tend to have more side effects than beneficial effects. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to give childrens Advil (ibuprofen) and antibiotic?

Is it possible for me to give childrens Advil (ibuprofen) and antibiotic?

Yes: These can be given to a child at the same time. They do not interfere with one another. ...Read more

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What is the dosage for children's Advil (ibuprofen) for a 16 month old who weighs 23lbs?

Check With Doctor: Altho there are standard dosage recommendations, at that age you check with your doctor 1st. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my child take childrens Advil (ibuprofen) after she has taken a pain reliever pill?

Is it possible that my child take childrens Advil (ibuprofen) after she has taken a pain reliever pill?

Which pain pill?: If it is another anti-inflammatory, no. I would not combine two of the same kind. If your child has so much pain that one type of medicine is not enough, isn't it time to take her to her doctor? ...Read more

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Paediatrician asked me to give my 19 6lb baby 4 5ml children Advil (ibuprofen) but the pack says for her weight she needs 1 875ml and it a100mg 5ml is this right?

Paediatrician asked me to give my 19 6lb baby 4 5ml children Advil (ibuprofen) but the pack says for her weight she needs 1 875ml and it a100mg 5ml is this right?

5ml of 100mg/5ml li: The dose is 4.5 milligrams per pound of body weight (for metric users, that's 10mg per kilo). For example: a 20-pound child would get about 90mg (20 x 4.5 =90mg). This comes out to one teaspoon of the children's liquid. (5ml). ...Read more

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Is it okay to take gel nyquil capsules and children's liquid Advil (ibuprofen) together?

Try to space them: Out 4-6 hours apart. Nyquil has tylenol (acetaminophen) which is a pain killer and combining with advil would be a double whammy. If u already took both at the same time, it won't harm u. Take care! ...Read more

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My 2 yearold son, has a fever of 101 I just gave him some children's Advil, (ibuprofen) when I put the bottle back I noticed that the bottle was expired 9/15.?

My 2 yearold son, has a fever of 101 I just gave him some children's Advil, (ibuprofen) when I put the bottle back I noticed that the bottle was expired 9/15.?

Not a problem: This med will not turn toxic after the listed date, that's just the last time they assure potency. If it seems to be effective it is okay to use for now, but I would pick up a fresh bottle the next time you go shopping. ...Read more

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Can I give my daughter of 5 years old hylands complete cold and flu and childrens advil (ibuprofen)?

Can I give my daughter of 5 years old hylands complete cold and flu and childrens advil (ibuprofen)?

Likely: Check the ingredients and make sure you base the dose on her weight. If you have any doubt call your pharmacist who can be very helpful. All the best and I hope she feels better. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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Advil (Definition)

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