Advil PM (diphenhydramine / ibuprofen) and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Advil PM (diphenhydramine / ibuprofen) which include:

ibuprofen ↔ Alcohol (Ethanol)

Moderate Drug Interaction

Ask your doctor before using ibuprofen together with ethanol. Do not drink alcohol while taking ibuprofen. Alcohol can increase your risk of stomach bleeding caused by ibuprofen. Call your doctor at once if you have symptoms of bleeding in your stomach or intestines. This includes black, bloody, or tarry stools, or coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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diphenhydrAMINE ↔ Alcohol (Ethanol)

Moderate Drug Interaction

Ask your doctor before using diphenhydrAMINE together with ethanol. Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking diphenhydrAMINE. You should be warned not to exceed recommended dosages and to avoid activities requiring mental alertness. If your doctor prescribes these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment to safely take this combination. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

NSAIDs - fluid retention

Fluid retention and edema have been reported in association with the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Therapy with NSAIDs should be administered cautiously in patients with preexisting fluid retention, hypertension, or a history of heart failure. Blood pressure and cardiovascular status should be monitored closely during the initiation of NSAID treatment and throughout the course of therapy.

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Advil PM (diphenhydramine / ibuprofen) drug Interactions

There are 991 drug interactions with Advil PM (diphenhydramine / ibuprofen)

Advil PM (diphenhydramine / ibuprofen) disease Interactions

There are 14 disease interactions with Advil PM (diphenhydramine / ibuprofen) which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.

Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

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