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Combining Medications

Combining Medications

Advil is committed to your safety. When taking medication, it is important to understand the potential for interactions with other medication. If you are taking supplements, prescription medications or other over the counter drugs, make sure you consult with your doctor before taking Advil.

Advil is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and should not be taken with any other product containing:
 

  • Ibuprofen (like Motrin)
  • Naproxen (like Aleve or Midol)
  • Aspirin
  • Diclofenac


Will Advil interact with my prescription medication?

Interactions vary depending on the type of prescription. It's important to speak with your doctor or pharmacist and read the drug information that accompanies your prescription to understand how it may interact with other medications.
 

Can I mix Advil and acetaminophen together?

Talk to your doctor before combining Advil with other medications, and specifically do not combine any Advil products with aspirin, diclofenac, or naproxen.

Advil Dual Action is the first and only FDA approved combination of Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen. Several studies were performed on this combination to establish safety and efficacy. Do not take this product with additional NSAIDs (ibuprofen, aspirin, diclofenac, naproxen) or acetaminophen. Like all medications, talk to your doctor before combining medications.

Can Advil be taken with antibiotics?

Yes. It depends on the medication, but generally there’s no need to avoid taking Advil alongside antibiotics.
 

Does Advil interact with my opioid medication?

Talk to your doctor before taking Advil with an opioid medication, since some opioids are already combined with NSAIDs.

It’s important to know that studies have shown that taking ibuprofen (Advil) can reduce the amount of opioids needed for pain relief, and in some cases they’re even prescribed together.
 

Can Advil be taken with NyQuil?

Some cold remedies like NyQuil already contain pain relieving ingredients. So watch out for ingredients and don’t take Advil with any cold medication containing other forms of ibuprofen (like Motrin), naproxen (like Aleve or Midol), or aspirin. It is important to read the label before taking any medication to understand uses, interactions and potential side effects.

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