Advil Allergy Sinus

Name: Advil Allergy Sinus

Before taking this medicine

Do not use Advil Allergy Sinus if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) within the past 14 days. Serious, life-threatening side effects can occur if you take Advil Allergy Sinus before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body. Do not use Advil Allergy Sinus if you are allergic to ibuprofen, chlorpheniramine or pseudoephedrine, or if you have:

  • a stomach ulcer or active bleeding in your stomach or intestines;

  • polyps in your nose; or

  • a history of allergic reaction to aspirin or other NSAIDs.

If you have certain conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use Advil Allergy Sinus. Before you take this medication, tell your doctor if you have:

  • asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, or if you smoke;

  • a history of stomach problems, including heartburn, indigestion, stomach pain, and ulcers or bleeding;

  • heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure;

  • systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE);

  • liver or kidney disease;
  • a thyroid disorder;

  • a bleeding or blood clotting disorder;

  • glaucoma;

  • diabetes;

  • enlarged prostate or problems with urination; or

  • if you smoke.

Taking an NSAID can increase your risk of life-threatening heart or circulation problems, including heart attack or stroke. This risk will increase the longer you use an NSAID. Do not use this medicine just before or after having heart bypass surgery (also called coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).

NSAIDs can also increase your risk of serious effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation (forming of a hole). These conditions can be fatal and gastrointestinal effects can occur without warning at any time while you are taking an NSAID. Older adults may have an even greater risk of these serious gastrointestinal side effects.

Advil Allergy Sinus may be harmful to an unborn baby. Taking ibuprofen during the last 3 months of pregnancy may result in birth defects and prolonged labor and delivery. Do not take Advil Allergy Sinus during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless your doctor has told you to. Chlorpheniramine, ibuprofen, and pseudoephedrine passes into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use Advil Allergy Sinus without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Ibuprofen may be more likely to cause stomach bleeding in adults who are 60 or older. Do not give Advil Allergy Sinus to a child younger than 12 years old. Always ask a doctor before giving a cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough and cold medicines in very young children.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Allergic Rhinitis

Chlorpheniramine/ibuprofen/pseudoephedrine 1 mg-100 mg-15 mg/5 mL oral suspension:
6 yrs to 11 yrs: 10 mL orally every 6 hours not to exceed 4 doses daily.


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