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Review: Advil and Zicam





Summary: 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 42 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Advil has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in headache. (latest outcomes from Advil 22,815 users)

Zicam has active ingredients of zinc gluconate. It is often used in herpes labialis (oral herpes simplex). (latest outcomes from Zicam 4,171 users)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 42 people who take Advil, Zicam are studied

Advil, Zicam outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Advil (ibuprofen)
- Zicam (zinc gluconate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Advil is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/a
Zicam is effective50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Ageusian/aPneumoniaAnosmian/an/an/aAnosmia
AnosmiaPulmonary OedemaAgeusiaAgeusia
Respiratory Tract InfectionPeripheral IschaemiaPainDysgeusia
DysgeusiaMyocardial InfarctionCoughDiarrhoea
Circulatory CollapseAtrial FlutterPulmonary OedemaCirculatory Collapse
DiarrhoeaDiabetic KetoacidosisPneumoniaRespiratory Tract Infection
Dry MouthAnaemiaAtrial FlutterHeadache
Pulmonary OedemaDiabetic KetoacidosisUterine Prolapse
Diabetic KetoacidosisMyocardial InfarctionDry Mouth
Atrial FlutterPeripheral IschaemiaPain

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Advil is effective50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a
Zicam is effective50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
AnosmiaAnosmia
AgeusiaHeadache
DysgeusiaVaricella
Respiratory Tract InfectionDrug Ineffective
Circulatory CollapseInsomnia
DiarrhoeaCholestasis
Uterine ProlapseAgeusia
DyspnoeaIrritability
Pulmonary EmbolismTremor
PainNasal Congestion

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Advil is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/a
Zicam is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/aBone Marrow Depression NosAnosmiaVaricellaUterine ProlapseAnosmiaAnosmia
ThrombocytopeniaAgeusiaCholestasisAgeusiaPeripheral IschaemiaAgeusia
Drug MaladministrationPulmonary EmbolismCytolytic HepatitisDry MouthPneumoniaDysgeusia
NeutropeniaBurning SensationAgeusiaPainPulmonary OedemaCirculatory Collapse
DyspnoeaAnosmiaAnosmiaMyocardial InfarctionDiarrhoea
InsomniaPulmonary TuberculosisOedema Lower LimbAtrial FlutterRespiratory Tract Infection
IrritabilityTuberculosisPain In LimbNasal CongestionAmnesia Nec
HeadachePlatelet CountSnoringHot Flushes Nos
Drug IneffectiveHerpes ZosterAnaemiaTaste Disturbance
Chest DiscomfortHepatitisDiabetic KetoacidosisConstipation

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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    I am experiencing acute, debilitating pain due to the Chikungunya virus, which has reintroduced all of the previous painful symptoms I have,ongoing and in the past, from Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, tendonitis and severe headaches. It's in its 38th day and I am basically crippled from neck to feet. Have to sleep propped up as arms throb with pain when horizontal. The only thing that has subdued the pain slightly are Oxycocet and Ibuprofen, but the pain never goes away. My hands and feet are so inflammed it's difficult to perform even the smallest tasks of personal hygiene and housekeeping. I have difficulty controlling my bladder and often don't make it to the washroom in time. Just started on Demerol today so will no longer take the Oxycocet, but am concerned of the interactions with Demerol, Hydroxychloroquine and Tramadol Hydrochloride extended release tablets that I take daily for the Fibromyalgia and Arthritis. I have dealt with a great deal of pain through the years, but I now have the pain of every serious illness I have had in my lifetime, all at the same time. I honestly didn't think a person could deal with this much pain at once. I have tried and am still taking several vitamins and herbal supplements as well as drinking tons of water and eating really well. Lots of berries, dark vegetables, apples, yogurt and minimal meat. Taking turmeric, papaya leaf, ginger, cinnamon and boswellia for the inflammation. Taking minimal wheat products, sugar and no alcohol. Also, drinking green, fennel and nettle tea daily. I know this is a lot of information, but I really need help and wonder if anyone has any suggestions! Thanking you in advance!!!
  • Is ibuprofen safe to use if i have retinitis pigmentosa?
    I have bulging disc pain that I use Ibuprofen for. I can be pain free for weeks/months and take nothing. When I have a flair up I can take up to 8x200mg per day. I have heard this may affect my RP. Can you advise?
  • Is it safe to take effexor and ibuprophen?
    Have sinus infection which I'm taking doxycycline and ibuprophen for headache. I also take Venlafaxine for GAD. Is it okay to take Advil or acetaminophen while taking venlafaxine, not at the same time??
  • Is it ok to take papaya with ibuprofen
    Just wondering if it is safe to take papaya chewables with Ibuprofen?
  • Had a bloody ejaculate twice lately. only blood. can it be related to cialis and/or ibuprofen?
    last two ejaculations a week apart resulted in all blood ejaculate. Dark old looking blood, not bright red & fresh. No semen.
    Gonna tell my doctor soon. What should I be concerned about. Could it be ralated to ibuprofen or cialis usage?
    i dont have any known predisposing conditions.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Advil (ibuprofen) is often used to treat headache. Zicam (zinc gluconate) is often used to treat herpes labialis (oral herpes simplex). Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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