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Patients and doctors have trusted Advil to deliver powerful relief from several kinds of pain, including headache, muscle aches, minor arthritis and other joint pain, and backache for more than 35 years. When used as directed, Advil is a safe and effective pain reliever.

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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 found in all Advil products 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.

Most Advil products do not contain acetaminophen, an active ingredient that is included in many other pain relievers, such as Tylenol. The only Advil product that contains acetaminophen is Advil Dual Action, which fights pain in two ways: Acetaminophen blocks pain signals while Ibuprofen targets pain at the source.

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 powerful 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 on pain than Advil.

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Advil is different than other OTC pain medications.

All Advil products contain ibuprofen, which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The exception is Advil Dual Action, the first and only FDA approved pain relief medication to combine both acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Some other OTC pain relievers, such as Tylenol, contain acetaminophen. Multiple studies have shown that Advil is stronger than Tylenol on tough pain. Advil Liqui-Gels are stronger and faster on tough pain than Tylenol Extra Strength.

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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