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Is it Safe to Take Claritin and Advil Cold and Sinus Together?

03/30/2009

Question:

Is it safe to take Advil Cold and Sinus if I took Claritin about 8 1/2 hours ago?

Answer:

Advil Cold and Sinus contains ibuprofen (an NSAID), and a nasal decongestant. Claritin is an antihistamine. There is no problem taking these two products together. Be careful to check the active ingredients on your Advil Cold and Sinus. Advil makes many formulations that contain different ingredients. As long as the product you are taking does not have an antihistamine, you can take them together.

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Response by:

Michael  Ganio, PharmD Michael Ganio, PharmD
Clinical Applications Pharmacist
Wexner Medical Center
The Ohio State University