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Patients and doctors have trusted Advil® to deliver fast and long-lasting relief from several kinds of pain, including headache, muscle aches, minor arthritis and other joint pain, and backache for more than 30 years. When used as directed, Advil® is a safe and effective pain reliever. In fact, when ER Doctors choose an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever for their own aches and pains, the medicine in Advil is their #1 choice.

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While there are many pain relievers available for sale without a prescription, it is important to know the differences between them. The pain reliever in Advil® is ibuprofen, which is part of a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) that also includes aspirin and naproxen sodium. Clinical studies have shown that when taken as directed, Advil® is a safe and effective pain reliever.

Advil® does not contain acetaminophen, an active ingredient that is included in many other pain relievers, such as Tylenol®. Acetaminophen may cause severe liver damage when taken in excess of recommended doses.

Any medication, including Advil®, may cause side effects. You should not take more than the recommended dose because it will increase the risk of side effects. To maximize the benefit and reduce risk, it is important to use OTC medicines responsibly and according to the label and to speak with a doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Patients and doctors have trusted Advil® to deliver fast and long-lasting relief from many kinds of acute pain: headache, muscle aches, minor arthritis and other joint pain, and backache. No other OTC pain reliever has been proven stronger or longer lasting on pain than Advil®.

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Advil® is different than other OTC pain medications.

Advil® contains ibuprofen, which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Some other OTC pain relievers, such as Tylenol®, contain acetaminophen. Multiple studies have shown that Advil® is stronger and lasts longer than Tylenol® on tough pain. Advil® Liqui-Gels® are faster and stronger on tough pain than Extra Strength Tylenol®.

Advil® wants you to use medicines as directed.

Any medication may cause side effects. You should not take more than the recommended dose because it will increase the risk of side effects. To maximize the benefit and reduce risk, it is important to use OTC medicines responsibly and according to the label. Speak with a doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

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Based on a survey of ER doctors.

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