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Analgesic/decongestant (By mouth)

Treats stuffy nose, fever, sinus headaches, and mild aches caused by hay fever, colds, or flu.

Brand Name(s):

666 Cold Maximum Strength, Advil Allergy & Congestion Relief, Advil Cold & Sinus, Aleve Cold & Sinus, Aleve Sinus & Headache, Aleve-D Sinus & Cold, Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Sinus, Allerest No Drowsiness, Cetafen Cold, Comtrex Flu Therapy, Comtrex Severe Cold & Sinus, Congestion Relief, Contac Cold+Flu, Contac Cold+Flu Day & Night, Excedrin Sinus Headache

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a decongestant or pain medicine. Some of these medicines may contain aspirin and should not be given to children under age 16. Aspirin can cause a serious disease called Reye's syndrome in children and teenagers who have chicken pox, flu, or similar infections. You should not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as Nardil®, Marplan®, Eldepryl®, or Parnate® within the past 14 days. Do not give any over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicine to a baby or child under 4 years old. Using these medicines in very young children might cause serious or possibly life-threatening side effects.

How to Use This Medicine:

Tablet, Packet, Chewable Tablet, Fizzy Tablet, Tablet, Capsule, Liquid Filled Capsule, Liquid, Powder

If a dose is missed:

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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