• Advil temporarily relieves minor aches, pains and temporarily reduces fever.(READ MORE)
    Body chemicals called prostaglandins produces pain and fever. Advil acts by blocking the body's production of prostaglandins, therefore reducing pain and fever.(READ MORE)
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  • Proper dosage of Advil depends on age and it should be taken as directed. Advil Liqui-Gel for adults: • 200-400 mg (1-2 capsules) every 4 to 6 hours while symptoms persist.
    • Max of 1,200 mg daily (6 capsules) unless directed by a physician. Advil Suspension for children...
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  • What is Advil effective for?

    Advil temporarily relieves minor aches, pains and temporarily reduces fever.
  • How does Advil work?

    Body chemicals called prostaglandins produces pain and fever. Advil acts by blocking the body's production of prostaglandins, therefore reducing pain and fever.
  • What proper dosage of Advil should I take?

    Proper dosage of Advil depends on age and it should be taken as directed.

    Advil Liqui-Gel for adults:

    • 200-400 mg (1-2 capsules) every 4 to 6 hours while symptoms persist.
    • Max of 1,200 mg daily (6 capsules) unless directed by a physician.

    Advil Suspension for children:

    AGE WEIGHT DOSE MAXIMUM
    DAILY DOSE
    2-3 years 24-35 lbs or 11-15 kg 100mg (5mL) every 6hrs 400mg
    4-5 years 36-47 lbs or 16-21 kg 150mg (7.5mL) every 6hrs 600mg
    6-8 years 48-59 lbs or 22-26 kg 200mg (10mL) every 6hrs 800mg
    9-10 years 60-71 lbs or 27-32 kg 250mg (12.5mL) every 6hrs 1000mg
    11-12 years 72-95 lbs or 33-43 kg 300mg (15mL) every 6hrs 1200mg
    Do not exceed recommended dosage in any 24-hour period.
    For children 2 years and below consult a doctor
  • What is the active ingredient of Advil?

    It’s Ibuprofen, an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) that is a pain reliever and fever reducer.
  • What is the definition of "solubilized ibuprofen"?

    It is ibuprofen that has been completely dissolved in a liquid center inside a soft capsule shell, like Advil Liquigels.
  • Does Advil contain aspirin?

    No. Advil contains ibuprofen.
  • What are NSAIDs?

    NSAIDs or Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs are chemical compounds that are chemically unrelated but share therapeutic actions such as analgesic (pain-relieving) and antipyretic (fever-reduction) effects.
  • Can I use my bottle of Advil beyond the expiration date?

    It is not recommended to use the product past its expiration date as the effectiveness of the ingredients is only assured until the date printed on the package.
  • Do I have to take Advil with food?

    Not necessarily. However, take it with food if an upset stomach occurs. Consult your physician before taking any analgesic if you have a sensitive stomach or a history of stomach problems such as heartburn, upset stomach or stomach pain.
  • Is Ibuprofen linked to Reye's Syndrome?

    Medical literature has not demonstrated an association between Reye's Syndrome and the use of Advil. Reye's Syndrome is usually associated with aspirin or aspirin containing products.
  • Will Advil cure my arthritis?

    There is no known cure for arthritis. OTC dosage of ibuprofen (Advil) is indicated for temporary relief of minor aches and pains associated with arthritis. For other treatments of arthritis, you should consult with your doctor.
  • Does Advil cause ulcers?

    Ibuprofen may cause ulcers but usually at higher prescription doses, or when administered for long periods of time. Studies have shown that Advil is safe and effective when taken as directed. If you have a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn, consult your doctor before taking Advil.
  • Can I take Advil if I have an ulcer condition?

    We do not recommend taking Advil if you have an ulcer because of the increased risk of severe stomach bleeding. Please consult your doctor for appropriate advice before taking Advil if you have an ulcer.
  • Does Advil cause bleeding?

    This product contains an NSAID, which may cause stomach bleeding. The chance is higher if you:

    • are age 60 or older
    • have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems
    • take a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
    • take other drugs containing prescription or nonprescription NSAIDs [aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others]
    • have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
    • take more or for a longer time than directed

    You should consult with your doctor with any questions before taking Advil, if any of these apply to you.

  • I was once treated for gastric ulcers. Can I use Advil?

    You should consult with your doctor before taking Advil, if you were once treated for gastric ulcers.
  • What effect will Advil have on the kidney?

    When taken as directed on the label, adverse effects of Advil on the kidneys are uncommon, but higher doses may produce adverse effects to the kidneys. Consult your physician if you are taking a diuretic, have kidney disease or have any other concerns before taking Advil.
  • What effect does long-term use of Advil have on kidney?

    Advil should not be taken more than 10 days, unless directed by a doctor. You should consult your doctor with any questions before taking Advil for long-term use.
  • What effect does Advil have on the diabetic’s kidney or other pre-existing kidney disease?

    If you have kidney disease, you should consult with your doctor with any questions before taking Advil.
  • What effect will Advil have on the liver?

    When taken according to the label, adverse effects of Advil on the liver are uncommon. Effects of ibuprofen on the liver are rare but may include liver disorder, abnormal liver function, hepatitis and jaundice and may occur at higher than recommended OTC doses. Consult your physician if you have liver cirrhosis before taking Advil or if you have other concerns about taking Advil.
  • What effect does long-term use of Advil have on liver?

    Advil should not be taken more than 10 days, unless directed by a doctor. You should consult your doctor with any questions before taking Advil for long-term use.
  • Can Advil be used in people with hepatitis or pre-existing liver disease?

    If you have liver disease, please consult with your doctor before taking Advil.
  • How are the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) levels affected by Advil?

    With regard to PSA, we're not aware of any study showing that ibuprofen affects PSA levels. Please consult your doctor with any questions before taking Advil.
  • Can I take if I am pregnant or nursing a baby? Will Advil cause birth defects if I take it while I’m pregnant? Will taking this cause complications with the fetus? Will taking Advil while pregnant cause complications in the mother?

    If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. It is especially important not to use ibuprofen during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless definitely directed to do so by a doctor because it may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.
  • What is the pregnancy category rating of Advil?

    Pregnancy category C in the first 2 trimesters and pregnancy category D in the 3rd trimester [Klasco RK (Ed): DRUGDEX System (electronic version).Thomson Micromedex, Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA. Available at: http://www.thomsonhc.com (cited: 06/27/11).]
  • What if I took Advil and I didn’t know that I was pregnant? Are there complications to the fetus?

    Tell your doctor that you took Advil and you didn’t know you were pregnant.
  • How well is Ibuprofen tolerated in the elderly?

    All users should carefully read the label before taking Advil. For consumers age 60 or older the risk of stomach bleeding is higher. Please contact your doctor with any questions before taking Advil.
  • Is Ibuprofen addictive? Will it cause withdrawal?

    No, it is not habit-forming nor does it demonstrate addictive properties or cause withdrawal. Advil is non-narcotic. CAUTION: Long term use is not recommended unless directed by a doctor.
  • Does Advil make you sleepy?

    Drowsiness is not an expected effect when OTC doses of product are taken as directed on the label. You should consult your doctor with any questions before taking Advil.
  • My doctor prescribed a high dose or longer duration than recommended on the label. What AE's should I expect?

    As each individual is unique, it is impossible to predict the adverse effects, if any, that each person will experience. Higher doses or long-term use of ibuprofen may increase your risk of developing adverse reactions. You should consult your doctor with any questions regarding the potential for adverse effects from prescription doses of ibuprofen before taking Advil.
  • Is Advil an anti-inflammatory?

    Advilbelongs to the class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The doses on the label of Advil provide pain relief and fever reduction. DO NOT exceed the recommended dosage on the label unless directed by a doctor. Please consult your doctor with any questions before taking Advil.
  • What AE's can I expect from Advil?

    Please refer to the warning section of the label. You should consult your doctor with any questions before taking Advil.
  • Can taking Advil result in a false positive result for amphetamines?

    We do not have any information that Advil causes a false positive result for amphetamines. Please contact the manufacturer of the urinalysis/blood analysis for further information on what factors may result in a false positive. You will need to provide them with a list of medications you are currently taking.
  • My doctor prescribed more than SIX tablets a day. Is this safe?

    It is ok if your physician prescribes Advil in higher daily doses if he/she monitors your therapy. You should consult your doctor with any questions regarding the potential for adverse effects from prescription doses of ibuprofen, before taking Advil.
  • I take one low-dose ASPIRIN daily for circulation. Can I take Advil?

    You should consult your doctor or pharmacist with any questions before taking Advil, if you are taking aspirin for heart attack or stroke, because ibuprofen may decrease this benefit of aspirin.
  • Can I alternate using Advil with paracetamol?

    Advil products should be used according to the label directions, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. You should consult with your doctor or pharmacist with any questions before taking Advil with other medications.
  • Can the product be taken with herbal supplements?

    Herbal supplements are complex formulations that may contain ingredients that interact with medications. Therefore, it is recommended that you consult with your doctor with any questions before taking Advil or any medication.
  • Can the product be taken with other medications?

    You should consult your doctor or pharmacist with any questions before taking Advil with other specific medications.
  • Can the product be taken with nutritional supplements?

    Advil can be taken with nutritional supplements, but you should contact your doctor with any questions before taking Advil with nutritional supplements.
  • Will this product interact with my prescription medication?

    If you are taking a prescription medication you should consult your doctor or pharmacist with any questions before taking Advil.
  • Can Advil be taken with alcohol?

    If you consume 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day, ask your doctor whether you should take ibuprofen. The use of alcohol with Advil, may increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.
  • The labeling states that I should talk to my doctor about using Advil products if I consume 3 or more drinks per day. What is considered one drink? (Put “alcohol” in report comments)

    Various sources define a drink of alcohol as 12 ounces of beer (1 bottle of beer), 5 ounces of wine (about 1/2 glass of wine), or 1.5 ounces (1 shot) of 80-proof distilled spirits.
  • What will occur if 3 or more alcoholic drinks are taken during the same day as when taking this product?

    If you have 3 or more alcoholic drinks per day while taking Advil, you have a higher risk of stomach bleeding.
  • Can the product be used long-term? If not, why not?

    The use for greater than 10 days may suggest that the underlying problem is not being adequately treated and therefore should be evaluated by a physician. Advil products should be used according to the label directions, unless otherwise directed by a doctor. Do not use Advil products for more than 10 days for pain or more than 3 days for fever, unless directed by a doctor. You should consult your doctor with any questions before taking Advil.
  • If I only take 1 or 2 daily, does the 10-day warning apply?

    Yes. The 10-day warning still applies. Advil products should be used according to the label directions, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. You should consult your doctor with any questions before taking Advil.
  • My doctor prescribed long term use of Advil. Is this safe?

    It is OK if your doctor prescribes Advil in higher daily doses if he/she monitors your therapy. You should consult your doctor with any questions regarding the potential for adverse effects from prescription doses of ibuprofen before taking Advil.
  • Will the analgesic effect of Advil diminish with long term use?

    No, the analgesics effect will not diminish with long term use, however, Advil should not be used longer that 10 days, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. You should consult your doctor with any questions before taking Advil.
  • What is the ½ life and duration of action for this product?

    The half life of Advil is approximately 2 hours. The duration of action varies by consumer and type of pain but is typically 4-6 hours.
  • How long will Advil Liqui-Gels last?

    Advil Liqui-Gels have been shown in clinical trials to provide 4- 6 hours of continuous pain relief.
  • How soon will relief be provided and how long will effects last?

    Based on clinical studies, the expected onset of analgesia is within 60 minutes. Duration of effect is approximately 4 to 6 hours. The label provides for dosing every 4-6 hours as needed. Speed and duration vary from person to person based on severity of pain and individual response.
  • Is it true that runners should not take this prior to running because it may damage the kidneys?

    We do not have studies on this effect in runners. You should consult your doctor with any questions before taking Advil.
  • How is Advil distributed throughout the body (i.e., what % is bound to plasma proteins)? How is Advil metabolized? What % is excreted and how long before the product is completely eliminated from the body? Pharmacokinetics?

    The active ingredient in Advil is ibuprofen. It is greater than 98% bound to plasma proteins. Ibuprofen is metabolized in the liver and excreted in the urine, with total recovery in the urine of ibuprofen and its metabolite between 70-90% after 24 hours. The half-life of ibuprofen is approximately 2 hours. Complete elimination of a drug is usually taken to be 5 half-lives.
  • My pediatrician recommended I give Advil Liqui-gels to my child who is less than 12 years old. Is this safe?

    Advil is indicated for children 12 years and older. Please note Advil Suspension is for children ages 2-11 years old in varying dosages. Advil products should be used according to the label directions, unless otherwise directed by a doctor. You should consult your doctor with any questions.
  • Why shouldn’t this be given to children under 12 years old? Can children take Advil?

    Advil can be used in children less than 12 years of age only under the direction of a physician. However, we manufacture Advil suspension specifically labeled for use in children less than 12 years of age. For use of Advil Liqui-Gels in children under the age of 12 contact your physician.
  • Can Advil be substituted for one aspirin daily as an anticoagulant?

    No. Ibuprofen is not indicated for that use.
  • Are Advil Liqui-Gels easier to swallow than other pain relievers?

    We do not have any data regarding the ease of swallowing compared to other pain relievers.
  • Does the product contain tree nuts & soy? Why is this allergen information not contained on the label?

    Soy & tree nuts may be present in some of the raw materials and the manufacturing process. While they are most likely not present in the final product for these ingredient. We cannot guarantee this since we do not test the final product for the ingredients.
  • If I’m allergic to aspirin, why can’t I take Advil?

    Advil should not be used by people who have an allergic reaction to aspirin or other NSAIDS because they are more likely to have an allergic reaction to Advil.
  • What is the amount of ibuprofen per Liqui-Gel?

    Each Liqui-Gel contains 200 mg of ibuprofen.
  • What is the definition of “solubilized ibuprofen”?

    “Solubilized ibuprofen” is ibuprofen that is dissolved in liquid.
  • What is the weight of the product?

    The approximate weight of the Liqui-Gel is 838 mg.
  • Is the iron oxide used in the product actually red iron oxide?

    Yes, it is red iron oxide.