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Advil vs. Zpak for Ear Infection

Advil

OTC
/ 190,195 posts
Other Names: Ibuprofen   Motrin   Midol   Advil Cold And Sinus   Nuprin

Zpak

Rx
/ 19,865 posts
Other Names: Zithromax   Azithromycin   Zithromax Z-Pak   Zmax
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Based on 190,195 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 19,865 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Advil is a brand of ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Advil is manufactured by Pfizer and has been on the market since 1984... Read more on Wikipedia
Azithromycin is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics.Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics, marketed in the United States under the name Zithromax, and under a variety of brand names and generic labels worldwide. It... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Care Giver
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By Leslie
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Zpac n hot flashes
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What patients are saying about Advil vs. Zpak

83 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
I use the generic Advil, Excedrin and Benadryl....
...ingredients. I use the generic Advil, Excedrin and ...with something like Z-pak I need to stick with the name brand. I have tried the generic twice and it upset my stomach big time, the...
find advil sinus&allergies works immediately also....
...to the Dr, he said it was a sinus infection(which I figured out on my own!) and gave me a z-pack (5 day antibiotic) and ...also to take Mucinex....I find advil sinus&allergies works immediately ...
now. i've been taking advil for my fevers, but i just...
...to feel better? i started the z pack last night and i still ...a fever now. i've been taking advil for my fevers, but i just feel ...still have fever? i'm taking advil and the z pack....
really anti-meds (rarely take an advil lol), but the Z-pack...
...too and they always prescribe the Z-pack for me. I am really anti-meds (rarely take an advil lol), but ...and over-observe). I think you will be just fine taking the Z-pack! Now Cipro....UGH...
put heat on it,and take advil every 3 hours.so this is what...
...put heat on it,and take advil every 3 hours.so this is ...have a mess I went 18 days with no problems now this. I am on a zpack as of yesterday....
ideas and I've been taking advil all day. Does anyone have...
...wont go away :( I'm out of ideas and I've been taking advil all day. Does anyone ...with me? I started my ZPack today after eating garlic for days failed to kill my strep but I guess...
cocktail did essentially nothing for the pain, I...
...she just gives me a Z-pack and Lortab and recommends to keep taking ibuprofen. After discovering the lortab/advil cocktail did essentially nothing for the pain, I talk to her...
and perhaps some advil. Did this work? I can see screaming...
...it didn't come out, it is also sinus/allergy related, but it just ...for it and got a Z-pack and it got better, but didn't ...a sudafed-ish med and perhaps some advil. Did this work? I can se...
than that I only ever take advil (which I can't now since I...
...claritin here or there if my allergies act up. I am really against popping pills for no good reason. If I am legitimately sick my doctor might prescribe a zpack or antibotic but I know SO many...
the clock to keep the swelling down. and it's not working...
...out with the z pack. i've been netti potting (doesn't work because i'm too ...nasal spraying and taking advil round the clock to keep the swelling down. and it's not working. the things that are...
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