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Advil Multi-Symptom Cold Caplets (Wyeth)

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    Active Ingredients (in each caplet):

    Chlorpheniramine maleate 2 mg

    Ibuprofen 200 mg

    Pseudoephedrine HCl 30 mg

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

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


    Allergy alert:    Ibuprofen may cause a severe allergic reaction which may include:

    • hives
    • facial swelling
    • asthma (wheezing)
    • shock

    Stomach bleeding warning:    Taking more than recommended may cause stomach bleeding.

    Alcohol warning:    If you consume 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day, ask your doctor whether you should take ibuprofen or other pain relievers/fever reducers. Ibuprofen may cause stomach bleeding.

    Do not use

    • if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer
    • if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product

    Ask a doctor before use if you have

    • a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis
    • heart disease · high blood pressure
    • thyroid disease · diabetes
    • kidney disease · ulcers · bleeding problems · glaucoma
    • problems or serious side effects from taking pain relievers or fever reducers
    • stomach problems that last or come back, such as heartburn, upset stomach, or pain
    • trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

    • under a doctor's care for any serious condition
    • taking sedatives or tranquilizers
    • over 65 years of age
    • taking any other product that contains ibuprofen, or any other pain reliever/fever reducer
    • taking any other product that contains pseudoephedrine, chlorpheniramine or any other nasal decongestant or antihistamine
    • taking a prescription drug for anticoagulation (blood thinning), or a diuretic
    • taking any other drug
    • taking aspirin for cardioprotection

    When using this product

    • do not use more than directed
    • avoid alcoholic drinks
    • be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery
    • drowsiness may occur
    • take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs
    • alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness

    Stop use and ask a doctor if

    • an allergic reaction occurs. Seek medical help right away.
    • nasal congestion lasts for more than 7 days
    • fever lasts for more than 3 days
    • you get nervous, dizzy, or sleepless
    • symptoms continue or get worse
    • stomach pain occurs with the use of this product even if mild pain persists
    • any new symptoms appear

    If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. It is especially important not to use this product during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless definitely directed to do so by a doctor because it may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.

    Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


    • adults:   take 1 caplet every 4-6 hours while symptoms persist.
    • do not take more than 6 caplets in any 24-hour period, unless directed by a doctor
    • children under 12 years of age:   consult a doctor

    Other Information:

    • read all warnings and directions before use. Keep carton.
    • store in a dry place 20-25°C (68-77°F)
    • avoid excessive heat above 40°C (104°F)

    Inactive Ingredients:    carnauba wax, croscarmellose sodium, FD&C red no. 40 aluminum lake, FD&C yellow no. 6 aluminum lake, glyceryl behenate, hypromellose, iron oxide black, microcrystalline cellulose, polydextrose, polyethylene glycol, pregelatinized starch, propylene glycol, silicon dioxide, starch, titanium dioxide

    How Supplied:    Packages of 10 and 30 caplets.

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