If you are pregnant or nursing a baby, you should seek the advice of a health professional before using Advil®. Do not use ibuprofen during the last three months of pregnancy unless directed by a physician.
No. Ibuprofen is not habit forming, nor does it demonstrate addictive properties. Studies indicate that ibuprofen affects the body (peripherally active), not the brain (not centrally active). Advil® is nonnarcotic.
When taken as directed, adverse effects on the liver are uncommon. Effects on the liver are rare but may include liver disorder, abnormal liver function, hepatitis and jaundice, and, they may occur at higher than recommended OTC doses.
Consult your physician before taking Advil® if you have liver cirrhosis, or any other concerns about taking this product.
One of the main classes of chemicals that the body produces as part of the inflammatory process is prostaglandins, which produce pain and fever. Advil® temporarily blocks the body's production of prostaglandins, reducing pain and fever.
Form is a matter of preference, as each is effective as indicated by label. Tablets are the original round form of Advil®, which has been trusted by millions for over 30 years. Oblong-shaped Advil® are called caplets — which are available with a gel coating (gel caps) so they’re easier to swallow.
Advil® Liqui-Gels® don’t just look different from the others, they are different as they contain solubilized ibuprofen. Consequently they’re absorbed into the body more quickly for faster pain relief.
Fast acting Advil® Film-Coated Tablets have a Rapid Release Formula with a core of ibuprofen sodium, a salt form of ibuprofen that is much more soluble in water than standard ibuprofen. Because they are more soluble, they dissolve fast, and can be absorbed into the body fast.
It is not necessary to take Advil® with food, however, take it with food or milk if an upset stomach occurs. Consult your physician before taking any NSAID or if you have a history of stomach problems such as heartburn, upset stomach or stomach pain.
NSAIDs, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are a group of chemical compounds that often are chemically unrelated but share therapeutic actions such as analgesic (pain-relieving) and antipyretic (used reduce fever) effects.
Yes! Advil® Menstrual Pain treats menstrual cramps, as well as headaches, backaches, and muscle aches, which are all pains women commonly experience with their period (and Advil® Menstrual Pain will treat these pains even if you don’t have your period!). Please refer to the product label for a full list of uses.
Advil® Menstrual Pain is formulated with ibuprofen sodium, a salt form of ibuprofen that dissolves differently from standard ibuprofen (which is in Advil® Tablets). While there is no difference in effectiveness between Advil® Menstrual Pain and Advil® Film-Coated, we saw an unmet need for a pain reliever targeted to women which provides powerful relief of all the pains associated with periods. Consequently we created Advil® Menstrual Pain!
No. Unlike certain combination products, Advil® Menstrual Pain is caffeine free and antihistamine free, so it won’t keep you up at night or make you sleepy during the day. Advil® Menstrual Pain contains ibuprofen sodium, a powerful pain reliever which targets the cause of your menstrual pain for up to six hours of relief.
You can buy Advil® Menstrual Pain at many national retailers including Target, CVS, Rite-Aid, and Walmart. Look for it with menstrual pain relievers in the OTC aisle, or in the Feminine Hygiene aisle. We do recommend contacting your local store to confirm they have it in stock though.