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Is it bad to take Delsym with Advil?

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Although there seems to be no interaction between Delsym and Advil in most people, this does not mean that there may not be any in other people. However, before taking these medications together, it is wise to speak with a doctor, states the Drugs website. Advil is the brand name for ibuprofen, which is used in the treatment of mild pain symptoms and fever.

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Ibuprofen is a type of medication that is classified as a nonsteroidal and anti-inflammatory drug that can also be beneficial for different types of inflammatory conditions, according to MedicineNet.

Delsym is a cough suppressant that is prescribed by doctors for colds or infections, such as sinusitis. Delsym contains the active ingredient dextromethorphan, relates WebMD. This medication may not have major side effects in most people. However, in some people, some possible side effects of taking Delsym may include feeling drowsy or dizzy.

Although there may be no interaction between these two medications, there can be one between Delsym and MAO inhibitors that may potentially lead to fatal consequences, states WebMD. Usually, people taking MAO inhibitors stop using this medication at least two weeks prior to taking ibuprofen. However, people taking MAO inhibitors should refer to their doctor's instructions in regards to this or any type of medication, as they already know the different medications that patients are taking.

MAO inhibitors or monoamine oxidase inhibitors are prescribed drugs used in the treatment of depression.

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