Review: Advil and Zicam drug interactions
This review analyzes the interactions between Advil and Zicam. It is created by eHealthMe based on 39 people who have drug interactions while taking the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Advil (latest outcomes from 21,206 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in headache.
Zicam (latest outcomes from 4,155 users) has active ingredients of zinc gluconate. It is often used in herpes labialis (oral herpes simplex).
On Mar, 1, 2014: 39 people who reported to have interactions when taking Advil, Zicam are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Advil (ibuprofen)
- Zicam (zinc gluconate)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Advil, Zicam:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Ageusia (loss of taste functions of the tongue)||15|
|Dysgeusia (disorder of the sense of taste)||10|
|Respiratory Tract Infection||4|
|Headache (pain in head)||3|
|Pulmonary Oedema (fluid accumulation in the lungs)||2|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Advil, Zicam:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Atrial Flutter (an abnormal heart rhythm that occurs in the atria of the heart)||2|
|Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)||2|
|Pulmonary Oedema (fluid accumulation in the lungs)||1|
|Ageusia (loss of taste functions of the tongue)||1|
|Peripheral Ischaemia (impaired circulation to an extremity)||1|
|Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)||1|
|Anaemia (lack of blood)||1|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Type 1 diabetes mellitus
- Crohn's disease
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Vitamin e
- Ascorbic acid
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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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.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
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- Zicam is used in:
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