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.