Advil Allergy Sinus

Name: Advil Allergy Sinus

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Review Date: October 4, 2017



Pain reliever/fever reducer

Nasal decongestant


temporarily relieves these symptoms associated with hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies, and the common cold:

  • runny nose
  • itchy, watery eyes
  • itching of the nose or throat
  • sneezing
  • nasal congestion
  • sinus pressure
  • headache
  • minor aches and pains
  • fever

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Advil Allergy Sinus

Ibuprofen 200 mg >> Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer (NSAID)

Psuedoephedrine HCl 30 mg >> Nasal Decongestant

Chlorpheniramine Maleate 2 mg >> Antihistamine

Relieves Runny Nose, Nasal Congestion, Sneezing, Itchy, Watery Eyes, Headache and Sinus Pressure



*Capsule-Shaped Tablets

Wyeth Consumer Healthcare

Madison, NJ 07940 USA © 2009 Wyeth

Appearance of the orange Advil Allergy Sinus caplet is a trademark of Wyeth Consumer Healthcare.

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Product inside sealed in plastic blister with foil backing. Do Not Use if plastic blister or foil barrier is broken.

Advil Allergy Sinus 
chlorpheniramine maleate, ibuprofen, pseudoephedrine hcl tablet, coated
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN OTC DRUG Item Code (Source) NDC:0573-0188
Route of Administration ORAL DEA Schedule     
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
chlorpheniramine maleate (chlorpheniramine ) chlorpheniramine maleate 2 mg
ibuprofen (ibuprofen) ibuprofen 200 mg
pseudoephedrine hydrochloride (pseudoephedrine ) pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 30 mg
Product Characteristics
Color ORANGE (orange) Score no score
Shape OVAL (oval shaped tablet) Size 15mm
Flavor Imprint Code Advil;A;S
# Item Code Package Description
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
NDA NDA021441 12/20/2002
Labeler - Pfizer Consumer Healthcare (828831730)
Revised: 06/2010   Pfizer Consumer Healthcare

Important information

Do not give Advil Allergy Sinus to a child younger than 12 years old. Always ask a doctor before giving a cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough and cold medicines in very young children.

Do not use Advil Allergy Sinus if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) within the past 14 days.

Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine that reduces the natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.

Ibuprofen is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.

Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion (stuffy nose).

Ibuprofen can increase your risk of life-threatening heart or circulation problems, including heart attack or stroke. Do not use this medicine just before or after having heart bypass surgery (also called coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).

Seek emergency medical help if you have symptoms of heart or circulation problems, such as chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, or problems with vision or balance.

Ibuprofen can also increase your risk of serious effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation (forming of a hole). These conditions can be fatal and can occur without warning at any time while you are taking ibuprofen. Ibuprofen may be more likely to cause stomach bleeding in adults who are 60 or older.

Call your doctor at once if you have symptoms of bleeding in your stomach or intestines. This includes worsening stomach pain, black, bloody, or tarry stools, or coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

You should not use Advil Allergy Sinus if you are allergic to ibuprofen, chlorpheniramine or pseudoephedrine, or if you have a stomach ulcer or active bleeding in your stomach or intestines, polyps in your nose, or a history of allergic reaction to aspirin or other NSAIDs.

How should I take Advil Allergy Sinus?

Use Advil Allergy Sinus exactly as directed on the label, or as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended. Cold medicine is usually taken only for a short time until your symptoms clear up.

Take this medicine with food or milk if it upsets your stomach. Do not take more of Advil Allergy Sinus than is recommended. An overdose of ibuprofen can cause damage to your stomach or intestines.

The maximum amount of ibuprofen for adults is 800 milligrams per dose or 3200 mg per day (4 maximum doses). Use only the smallest amount of Advil Allergy Sinus needed to get relief from your cold or allergy symptoms. Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. To be sure you get the correct dose, measure the liquid with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one. 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 pain lasting longer than 10 days. Do not take Advil Allergy Sinus 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.

Advil Allergy Sinus can cause you to have unusual results with allergy skin tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are taking an antihistamine.

Store Advil Allergy Sinus at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since cold medicine is usually taken only as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

Renal Dose Adjustments

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