Advil Cold & Sinus vs Sudafed

Advil Cold & Sinus
(OTC)
Sudafed
(OTC)
Advil Cold & Sinus is a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Sudafed is a systemic sympathomimetic decongestant.
Satisfaction Score
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4.7
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Congestion
2.9
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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September 19, 1989
December 15, 1992
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
2,716 Discussions
63,083 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Headaches
#4 for Flu
#5 for Sore Throat
#6 for Congestion
#7 for Migraines
#8 for Fever
#9 for Runny Nose
#10 for Swelling
Advil Cold & Sinus is approved for Pain, Headaches, Flu, Sinus Headaches, Sore Throat, Congestion, Migraines, Fever and Runny Nose and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Congestion
#3 for Flu
#6 for Runny Nose
Sudafed is approved for Sinus Infections, Congestion, Flu, Nasal Congestion, Sinus Headaches and Runny Nose and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Adv
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Addiction
3
High Blood Pressure
3
Vertigo
2
Paranoia
2
Diabetes
1
Rash
1
Palpitations
1
Numbness
1
Nose Bleeds
1
Sud
Addiction
4
Palpitations
3
Itching
3
Tinnitus
2
Dehydration
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Tachycardia
1
Gagging
1
Fainting
1
Hearing Loss
1
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Sudafed
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Withdrawal Symptoms
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2
Addiction
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Sud
3
4
High Blood Pressure
Adv
Sud
3
0
Vertigo
Adv
Sud
2
0
Paranoia
Adv
Sud
2
0
Diabetes
Adv
Sud
1
0
Rash
Adv
Sud
1
0
Palpitations
Adv
Sud
1
3
Numbness
Adv
Sud
1
0
Nose Bleeds
Adv
Sud
1
0
Addiction
Sud
Adv
4
3
Palpitations
Sud
Adv
3
1
Itching
Sud
Adv
3
0
Tinnitus
Sud
Adv
2
0
Dehydration
Sud
Adv
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Sud
Adv
2
3
Tachycardia
Sud
Adv
1
0
Gagging
Sud
Adv
1
0
Fainting
Sud
Adv
1
0
Hearing Loss
Sud
Adv
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Advil Cold & Sinus during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Sudafed during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Advil Cold & Sinus and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Sudafed and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Oral Drops, Pill, Syrup
Dosages
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Capsule: 30-200 mg
Tablet: 30-200 mg
Tablet: 30 mg, 60 mg, 120 mg, 240 mg
Capsule: 120 mg
Drops: 7.5 mg/0.8 mL
Syrup: 30 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Ibuprofen , Chlorpheniramine maleate/Pseudoephedrine hcl/Ibuprofen
Pseudoephedrine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Advil Cold & Sinus and Sudafed: Moderate Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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