Review: taking Advil and Zicam together


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Drug interactions are reported among people who take Advil and Zicam together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Advil and Zicam. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 49 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Advil

Advil has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Advil 31,300 users)

Zicam

Zicam has active ingredients of zinc gluconate. It is often used in nasopharyngitis. (latest outcomes from Zicam 4,488 users)

On Sep, 19, 2016

49 people who take Advil, Zicam are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Advil and Zicam drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Advil:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Zicam:
  • < 1 month: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Advil:
  • female: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Zicam:
  • female: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Advil:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Zicam:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • ageusia
  • anosmia
  • dysgeusia
  • circulatory collapse
  • diarrhoea
  • respiratory tract infection
  • anaemia
  • atrial flutter
  • diabetic ketoacidosis
  • myocardial infarction
1 - 6 months:
  • ageusia
  • anosmia
6 - 12 months:
  • anaemia
  • atrial flutter
  • diabetic ketoacidosis
  • myocardial infarction
  • peripheral ischaemia
  • pneumonia
  • pulmonary oedema
1 - 2 years:
  • anaemia
  • pneumonia
  • anosmia
  • atrial flutter
  • cough
  • diabetic ketoacidosis
  • hypogeusia
  • hyposmia
  • myocardial infarction
  • peripheral ischaemia
2 - 5 years:
  • anosmia
not specified:
  • anosmia
  • ageusia
  • headache
  • diarrhoea
  • drug ineffective
  • dysgeusia
  • insomnia
  • irritability
  • pain in extremity
  • uterine prolapse

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • anosmia
  • ageusia
  • dysgeusia
  • circulatory collapse
  • diarrhoea
  • respiratory tract infection
  • uterine prolapse
  • central nervous system lesion
  • constipation
  • cough
male:
  • headache
  • anosmia
  • drug ineffective
  • insomnia
  • irritability
  • anaemia
  • atrial flutter
  • diabetic ketoacidosis
  • myocardial infarction
  • peripheral ischaemia

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • liver injury
  • pruritus
  • rash
2-9:
  • eye swelling
  • leukopenia
  • lip swelling
  • nasal congestion
  • vomiting
10-19:
  • drug maladministration
  • neutropenia
  • thrombocytopenia
20-29:
  • drug ineffective
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • irritability
  • ageusia
  • dyspnoea
  • pulmonary embolism
  • dysgeusia
  • anosmia
  • brain oedema
30-39:
  • ageusia
  • anosmia
  • eye swelling
  • oedema mouth
  • paraesthesia oral
  • swelling face
40-49:
  • uterine prolapse
  • ageusia
  • dry mouth
  • oedema lower limb
  • pain in limb
50-59:
  • anaemia
  • atrial flutter
  • diabetic ketoacidosis
  • myocardial infarction
  • peripheral ischaemia
  • pneumonia
  • pulmonary oedema
  • anosmia
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal pain lower
60+:
  • anosmia
  • ageusia
  • dysgeusia
  • circulatory collapse
  • diarrhoea
  • respiratory tract infection
  • constipation
  • abdominal discomfort
  • cough
  • drug dependence

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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