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Ibuprofen / Pseudoephedrine

IBUPROFEN; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE is a combination of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and a decongestant. It is used to treat the aches and pains, congestion, and fever of the common cold, flu, or sinus problems. Compare NSAID cough and cold combinations.

Prescription Status: Products containing pseudoephedrine require a prescription in some states. Learn More

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Are NSAIDs Like Ibuprofen Bad for My Liver and Kidneys?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - August 02, 2018

It’s logical to wonder if a medication you often take for pain is safe. There are some concerns about the popular over-the-counter pain relievers known as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), which include ibuprofen (a.k.a. Motrin or Advil). Every week, I’m asked: How much can I take, and is it bad for my liver or kidneys?

How much ibuprofen can I take?

To treat mild to moderate pain, minor fever, and acute or chronic inflammation, 200 mg to 400 mg of ibuprofen will work. See More

Sudafed: To Be or Not to Be . . . A Prescription?

Roni Shye - February 21, 2014

What comes to mind when you think about where to find medications for treating symptoms of a cough, the common cold, allergies, or sinus problems? Most people imagine being able to walk through the aisles of their local pharmacy or grocery store to find cough syrup, nasal decongestants, or cold tabs. However, sometimes these items are not where you would expect to find them—like behind the pharmacy counter. See More

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