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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

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 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

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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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My four year old's been coughing a lot lately. It comes and goes every two weeks or so and doesn't seem to get any better with acetaminophen or ibuprofen. I even have her shower longer, sometimes twice a day if possible. I've tried allergy medicines but n

My four year old's been coughing a lot lately. It comes and goes every two weeks or so and doesn't seem to get any better with acetaminophen or ibuprofen. I even have her shower longer, sometimes twice a day if possible. I've tried allergy medicines but n

Have it evaluated: At four a recurrent pattern of cough may be an early indicator of mild asthma. Write down all you recall about this pattern & take it in & review this history with the doc during a visit. A referral for some pulmonary function studies may be needed to sort this out. ...Read more

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Could a drug allergy be causing 12 days itchy nose throat eyes skin cough temperature no appetite. Was taking ibuprofen but not for 13 days now.?

Could a drug allergy be causing 12 days itchy nose throat eyes skin cough temperature no appetite. Was taking ibuprofen but not for 13 days now.?

ConsultYourDoctor: Itchy eyes, nose, throat and skin can be caused by allergy to ibuprofen but temperature is unlikely. You may be coming up with a viral URI causing your symptoms and fever.Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Is Advil (ibuprofen) "undetectable" by a drug test?

Is Advil (ibuprofen) "undetectable" by a drug test?

Depends on the test: The question is not clear, however, tests are generally specific for different drugs and vary between testing for urine and blood. Advil (ibuprofen) is not tested for in a screening test for drugs of abuse. ...Read more

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I take 450 mg of lithium nightly and have been taking 800mg of Advil for a cold the last few days, am I ok to take Xanax with these drugs? Prescribed

I take 450 mg of lithium nightly and have been taking 800mg of Advil for a cold the last few days, am I ok to take Xanax with these drugs? Prescribed

Lithium interactions: I take 450 mg of lithium nightly and have been taking 800mg of Advil for a cold the last few days, am I ok to take Xanax with these drugs? ANS: lithium is a tricky drug and you should review any other meds with your team before taking them. Many cold meds may interact. But probably not for short term. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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What are long-term effects of multiple overdoses on medicines such as ibuprofen or advil?

What are long-term effects of multiple overdoses on medicines such as ibuprofen or advil?

NSAIDs: The drugs in this class (nsaids) when taken in repeated overdoses can cause severe GI bleeding, kidney failure which may become permanent, , and may result in cardiovascular disease later in life. ...Read more

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Everytime I had a headache, I took some medicine (advil)etc...But it doesn't work it only works when the sun goes down and the headache disappear.

Everytime I had a headache, I took some medicine (advil)etc...But it doesn't work it only works when the sun goes down and the headache disappear.

Light sensitive: People with headaches/migraines are often sensitive to the light. If it is happening frequently, something to prevent it from happening. Still, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Taking Advil (ibuprofen). Is itching a common side effect of this medicine?

Taking Advil (ibuprofen). Is itching a common side effect of this medicine?

Itching on advil (ibuprofen): Although itching can occur on advil (ibuprofen) as long as you have no rash or throat tightness or other swelling it's probably ok to use it. If the itching gets worse or new symptoms occur, I would stop using it and talk to your doctor about it. Good luck ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Advil (Definition)

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