What is the definition of "solubilized ibuprofen"?
“Solubilized ibuprofen," like that in Advil® Liqui-Gels®, is ibuprofen that has been completely dissolved in a liquid center inside a soft capsule shell.
What is the difference between Advil Liqui-Gels®, tablets, caplets and gel caps?
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.
Are Advil Liqui-Gels® faster than Extra Strength Tylenol® on tough pain?
Yes. In clinical tests, Advil® Liqui-Gels® were evaluated for speed of pain relief against Extra Strength Tylenol, and results showed that Advil® Liqui-Gels® relieve tough pain significantly faster than Extra Strength Tylenol.