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Review: Advil and Zicam

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Advil and Zicam. It is created by eHealthMe based on 39 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 2, 2014: 39 people who reported to have interactions when taking Advil, Zicam are studied

Trend of Advil, Zicam's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (4394393)

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

eHealthMe real world results:

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)
InteractionNumber of reports
Anosmia39
Ageusia (loss of taste functions of the tongue)38
Diarrhoea27
Dysgeusia (disorder of the sense of taste)27
Respiratory Tract Infection16
Circulatory Collapse16
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)12
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)8
Uterine Prolapse6
Dizziness6

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)
InteractionNumber of reports
Anosmia4
Atrial Flutter (an abnormal heart rhythm that occurs in the atria of the heart)3
Pulmonary Oedema (fluid accumulation in the lungs)2
Pneumonia2
Peripheral Ischaemia (impaired circulation to an extremity)2
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)2
Cough2
Anaemia (lack of blood)2
Pain2
Ageusia (loss of taste functions of the tongue)2

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Advil0.000.000.000.000.00
Zicam0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 1 diabetes mellitus
  2. Crohn's disease
  3. Osteoarthritis
  4. Prophylaxis
  5. Hypertension

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Naproxen
  2. Ramipril
  3. Acetaminophen
  4. Remicade
  5. Blinded celecoxib

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Advil (ibuprofen) is often used to treat pain. 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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