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Drug Interactions between Advil Cold and Sinus and Benylin Multi-Symptom

This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:

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Interactions between your drugs

No interactions were found between Advil Cold and Sinus and Benylin Multi-Symptom. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.

Advil Cold and Sinus

A total of 535 drugs are known to interact with Advil Cold and Sinus.

Benylin Multi-Symptom

A total of 570 drugs are known to interact with Benylin Multi-Symptom.

Drug and food interactions

Moderate

ibuprofen food

Applies to: Advil Cold and Sinus (ibuprofen / pseudoephedrine)

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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Moderate

diphenhydrAMINE food

Applies to: Benylin Multi-Symptom (diphenhydramine / pseudoephedrine)

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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Moderate

pseudoephedrine food

Applies to: Advil Cold and Sinus (ibuprofen / pseudoephedrine) and Benylin Multi-Symptom (diphenhydramine / pseudoephedrine)

Both pseudoephedrine and caffeine can increase blood pressure and heart rate, and combining them may enhance these effects. Talk to your doctor before using these medications, especially if you have a history of high blood pressure or heart disease. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. Contact your doctor if your condition changes or you experience increased side effects. 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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Therapeutic duplication warnings

Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.

Duplication

Decongestants

Therapeutic duplication

The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'decongestants' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'decongestants' category:

  • Advil Cold and Sinus (ibuprofen/pseudoephedrine)
  • Benylin Multi-Symptom (diphenhydramine/pseudoephedrine)

Note: In certain circumstances, the benefits of taking this combination of drugs may outweigh any risks. Always consult your healthcare provider before making changes to your medications or dosage.


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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
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.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.