According to Drugs.com, Advil and Sudafed are brand names for ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine and may usually be taken together safely. However, there are many potential interactions between this combination and other medications to be aware of.
Ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine are often combined in over-the-counter cold and flu medications, such as Advil Cold & Sinus and Motrin Cold & Flu. Taken with no other medications, these two medicines are not harmful. However, there are other medications that will interact with the two.
A person should not use this combination of medications if he has used an MAO inhibitor within the past 14 days, is allergic to either medication by itself, has a stomach ulcer or has a history of allergic reactions to any other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.Learn More
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It is bad to combine alcohol and Advil together because the alcohol increases the chances of stomach bleeding, according to Drugs.com. Advil or ibuprofen has the tendency to cause stomach bleeding, ulcers and intestinal holes when taken for a prolonged period.Full Answer >
Consuming alcohol shortly after taking ibuprofen, such as Advil, is not recommended, according to Everyday Health. While generally considered safe, combining the two poses a risk of certain complications. Alcohol irritates the stomach's lining, and combined with ibuprofen, can lead to stomach and intestinal irritation.Full Answer >
It's usually permissible to take both ibuprofen and Sudafed, a brand name for pseudoephedrine, says Drugs.com. People who have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past two weeks should not take these two drugs. Ibuprofen and Sudafed are used in combination to treat sinus congestion, stuffy nose, pain and fever.Full Answer >