Advil® Film-Coated


Our latest innovation goes to work in minutes to stop pain before it gets worse. Fast acting Advil® Film-Coated has a Rapid Release Formula that dissolves quickly and absorbs fast. In fact, nothing is proven to work faster.*

Use fast acting Advil® Film-Coated for headaches, muscle aches, toothaches, menstrual cramps, back pain, and aches and pains associated with the common cold.

*Among OTC pain relievers.

Uses & Dosing Information

Temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to:

  • Headache
  • Toothache
  • Backache
  • Menstrual cramps
  • The common cold
  • Muscular aches
  • Minor pain of arthritis

Temporarily reduces:

  • Fever

12 years of age and older:

  • 1 tablet/capsule every 4 to 6 hours while symptoms persist.
  • If pain or fever does not respond to 1 tablet/caplet, 2 tablets may be used.
  • Do not exceed 6 tablets/caplets in 24 hours unless directed by a doctor.

Under 12 years of age:

  • Ask a doctor.


Use as directed. Read complete warnings and information.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are the fast acting Advil® Film-Coated Tablets different than Advil® Liqui-Gels®?
Advil® Liqui-Gels® are a liquid form of ibuprofen inside a gelatin capsule. Fast acting Advil® Film-Coated Tablets are a solid dose form of ibuprofen sodium. Both products are designed for fast absorption and fast relief.
Is the dose of fast acting Advil® Film-Coated the same as regular Advil®?
Yes, both products have the same dose. Use as directed on the label.
How do fast acting Advil® Film-Coated Tablets work?
Fast acting Advil® Film-Coated Tablets have a Rapid Release Formula that uses 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.