Advil Multi-Symptom Cold

Name: Advil Multi-Symptom Cold

What is the most important information I should know about Advil Multi-Symptom Cold (chlorpheniramine, ibuprofen, and pseudoephedrine)?

Do not give this medicine to anyone younger than 6 years old.

Do not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine.

Ibuprofen can increase your risk of fatal heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term or take high doses, or if you have heart disease. Do not use this medicine just before or after heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).

Ibuprofen may also cause stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal. These conditions can occur without warning while you are using this medicine, especially in older adults.

How should I take Advil Multi-Symptom Cold (chlorpheniramine, ibuprofen, and pseudoephedrine)?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take this medicine in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Use the lowest dose that is effective in treating your condition. Cold or allergy medicine is usually taken only for a short time until your symptoms clear up.

A child's dose is based on the age and weight of the child. Carefully follow the dosing instructions for the age and weight of your child. Ask a doctor or pharmacist if you have questions.

Take this medicine with food or milk if it upsets your stomach.

Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

Do not take this medicine for longer than 10 days without your doctor's advice.

If you need to have any type of surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time if you have taken a cold medicine within the past few days.

Call your doctor if you have any new symptoms, or if you have a fever lasting longer than 3 days, stuffy nose lasting longer than 7 days, or any redness or swelling.

Chlorpheniramine can cause you to have unusual results with allergy skin tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are taking this medicine.

Store this medicine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

How do I store and/or throw out Advil Multi-Symptom Cold?

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Protect from heat.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.