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Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) after drinking cough syrup?

Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) after drinking cough syrup?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Can I take my Brom-pse-dm Cough syrup with ibuprofen for headach and my anxiety medication all at the same time?

Can I take my Brom-pse-dm Cough syrup with ibuprofen for headach and my anxiety medication all at the same time?

Depends...: Do you mean brom-fed dm? And what anxiety med are you taking? The brom-fed cough syrup can make you drowsy as can some anxiety meds. So, depending on which anxiety med you are taking, you do need to be careful about over-sedation by taking both of these meds at the same time. It would be ok to take the ibuprofen at the same time. Let us know exactly which meds you are taking if this is not helpful ...Read more

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Not sure I have a bronchitis or common cough. I also cough with phlegm and mucus last two days. Wondering if I need to take Advil or not. Thanks! ?

Not sure I have a bronchitis or common cough. I also cough with phlegm and mucus last two days. Wondering if I need to take Advil or not. Thanks! ?

Each a possible: It really depends on the depth of your symptoms and could cause a cough, bronchitis would be more severe, but more likely still viral. If it's more developed and then your physician can help clarify the diagnosis ...Read more

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I've had a juicy cough, body aches. Fevers have ranged from 99.5-101.2. 3rd night and it hit 102. I haven't taken Tylenol & can't take Advil. Advice??

See doctor: You can take tylenol for the fever and cough syrup but with fevers that high you may have something serious like pneumonia. If your fevers persist or if you are short of breath at all see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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I took Nyquill at 8 am this morning because of my cough, now it's 11:22 and I have a headache, is it safe to take advil (ibuprofen)?

STOP!: You should NOT take this medication during the DAY (That's why its called NY----QUILL NY=NIGHT)
You can take Advil (ibuprofen) along with this medication but use the medication correctly!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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If I have been taking Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus can I take alka selzer cold and flu night time because Advil (ibuprofen) is not helping with my cough?

Yes: Advil (ibuprofen) cold & sinus contains only Ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine. There is no cough suppressant.
Alka seltzer cold & flu night contains more ingredients including dm (dextramethorphan) a cough suppressant, doxyalmine (antihistamine that may help cough), acetaminophen, and phenylephrine a mild decongestant. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection. Taking amox. 875mg 2x day. Also take 1 tsp cheritussin for cough. Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus as well for pain/conges?

I have a sinus infection. Taking amox. 875mg 2x day. Also take 1 tsp cheritussin for cough. Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus as well for pain/conges?

Absolutely: Advil, in fact, is my best medicine in case of sinus infection. Really not into antibiotics for acute sinusitis unless it's been for at least 2 weeks and not getting better and other things have been exhausted such as neti pot nasal rinses. If you were to continue on abx, though, make sure you take probiotic supplement to prevent diarrhea which is common with amoxicillin. ...Read more

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I have ache in base of throat and neck. No cold symptoms but want to cough. Feel small swelling on sides of neck painful unless I take Advil (ibuprofen)

I have ache in base of throat and neck. No cold symptoms but want to cough. Feel small swelling on sides of neck painful unless I take Advil (ibuprofen)

Viral pharyngitis: This is how most viral infections of the throat present. If your symptoms do not resolve after three or four days then perhaps you should see your doctor. If you run fevers more than two days you should also see a dr. To make sure it is not strep throat. If you have difficulty swallowing or opening your mouth that would be reason to see the doctor right away. ...Read more

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Have fever of 100.8, cough, sore throat at times. Nose running and stuffed on left side only. Should I take Advil (ibuprofen) & robutusin?

Have fever of 100.8, cough, sore throat at times. Nose running and stuffed on left side only. Should I take Advil (ibuprofen) & robutusin?

What to do.: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Rest. Advil (ibuprofen) is fine ; so is robutusin. ...Read more

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Can I take Advil cold and sinus with Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm I have a cold: sneezing, sore throat, congestion, low fever, cough and just don't feel good.

Can I take Advil cold and sinus with Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm I have a cold: sneezing, sore throat, congestion, low fever, cough and just don't feel good.

According: According to drugs. Com, there are no reported interactions for these two medications.

If you have any additional questions about what medications to take or if your symptoms are worsening, give your doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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My grandson is coughing every few seconds I gave him Advil (ibuprofen) he has ate a little bit what should I do for the cough I have also givin him honey?

My grandson is coughing every few seconds I gave him Advil (ibuprofen) he has ate a little bit what should I do for the cough I have also givin him honey?

Cough: You have not said how old your grandson is. As the treatment is dependent on his age, if he is under a year of age, honey is not recommended. If cough last for more than a few days then schedule doctor appointment, if he is over a year of age honey is safe. Other cough medication that is over the counter is also not recommended if the child is less than 4years. ...Read more

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Can a give my 34 month old Advil (ibuprofen) and cough and cold medicine at the same time?

Can a give my 34 month old Advil (ibuprofen) and cough and cold medicine at the same time?

No: Advil and tylenol (acetaminophen) are okay but decongestants are not recommended for children. Antihistmines like Claritin and zyrtec might be safe. ...Read more

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For to days I have a fiver that go to 38 or 37.5 after Advil (ibuprofen) is 36.6 and than up again. I have a small cough rain nouse and headache. What can be?

For to days I have a fiver that go to 38 or 37.5 after Advil (ibuprofen) is 36.6 and than up again. I have a small cough rain nouse and headache. What can be?

Fever, cough: Runny nose and headache could mean a sinus infection, flu, viral illness, throat infection or lung infection. Please go see a doctor for proper treatment and diagnosis. Continue fever control and hydrate yourself. To emergency room if headache is severe! ...Read more

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What can I give my one year old for her cough after I gave her Advil (ibuprofen) for her fever?

What can I give my one year old for her cough after I gave her Advil (ibuprofen) for her fever?

Cough: In general, cough medications are not recommended for children of this age. A cool mist humidifier and proper hydration are often helpful. However, because the list of potential causes is long, a child with fever and cough should be seen by their doctor. ...Read more

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My 3 year old is having fever as high as 103 with cough. Giving her panadol every 6 hours n just started advil (ibuprofen). Can I give these 2 medicines together?

My 3 year old is having fever as high as 103 with cough. Giving her panadol every 6 hours n just started advil (ibuprofen). Can I give these 2 medicines together?

Medication: Some doctors will prescribe the use ofboth drugs so that you take one or the other over 6 hours, that is, one or the other every three hours for elevated temp. ...Read more

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Is children's Advil (ibuprofen) safe to mix with similasan cough & mucus? My 2 year old has a fever and I was wondering if that's safe to mix?

Is children's Advil (ibuprofen) safe to mix with similasan cough & mucus? My 2 year old has a fever and I was wondering if that's safe to mix?

Try less: Otc cold remedies are not recommended and mixing can be even more dangerous. Treat the fever with advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) and consult your pediatrician for a flu culture and recommendation for additional treatment. ...Read more

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13 year old. Day 8 of temps 38.4- 39.6. Relieved by advil (ibuprofen). Upper repository cough. Saw Dr on Saturday. Amoxil script. Negative strep test.

13 year old. Day 8 of temps 38.4- 39.6. Relieved by advil (ibuprofen). Upper repository cough. Saw Dr on Saturday. Amoxil script. Negative strep test.

Is this mom? Viral.: This sounds viral and should resolve with time, make sure she drinks lots of clear fluids and avoid dairy for at least a week ...Read more

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I'm 66. Last 5 days cough/congestion, better now. But I now have fever (100-102) and feel run down. Can lower fever with Advil (ibuprofen). Go to doc now or wait?

I'm 66. Last 5 days cough/congestion, better now. But I now have fever (100-102) and feel run down. Can lower fever with Advil (ibuprofen). Go to doc now or wait?

Fever: At your age if this persists another day without steady improvement and if the fever continues it would be strongly advisable to see a doctor and be evaluated. Hope this clears up quickly. ...Read more

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Child, 15monthold, fever of 103 for 3, 5 days, brings down after Advil/Tylenol. Eats/drinks well. A little bit runny nose, slight cough. Can wait or doc?

Child, 15monthold, fever of 103 for 3, 5 days, brings down after Advil/Tylenol. Eats/drinks well. A little bit runny nose, slight cough. Can wait or doc?

Fever: With that high temp it is always advisable to have him evaluated. Sometimes a child can have 3-4 days of high fever and as the fever goes down they break out into a rash this condition is called Roseola Infantum which is viral in nature. ...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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