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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 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 (latest outcomes from 22,793 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in headache.

Zicam (latest outcomes from 4,168 users) has active ingredients of zinc gluconate. It is often used in herpes labialis (oral herpes simplex).

On Jul, 16, 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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Can you answer these questions (what is this?):

  • 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.

  • Wondering if dexilant is causing my problem
    have had my prostate checked by urologist and prostate is slightly enlarged but not enough to cause problems.urinary track ok,bladder ok etc. drank a liter of water and bladder emptied ok in test. seem to urinate good after consuming coffee or beer but lately having more whiskey than beer. when I ...

  • Can i take ibuprofen when i'm on the medicine miralax to treat my massive head ache?
    I was recently told by a doctor that I was constipated and that I should take Miralax. I personally don't think I'm constipated. My lower abdomen hurts and so does my head. Every single time I sneeze or cough it hurts really bad! I want to know if I can take some ibuprofen to treat the pain. But I d ...

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Complete drug side effects:

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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