What it is: The active ingredient in Children’s Advil is ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug, also known as NSAID, which is a group of drugs that are sometimes chemically related but share therapeutic similarities such as pain-relief and fever reduction.
How it works to reduce fever: There are certain chemicals in the brain, which cause your body temperature to increase. This is what we recognize as a fever. Ibuprofen helps reduce the production of these chemicals, which lowers body temperature and in turn reduces a fever.
How it works to help pain: Ibuprofen works by blocking certain chemicals that are produced in response to injury, certain diseases and conditions that can cause aches and pains. NSAIDs block the production of these chemicals and are therefore effective at reducing pain, making your child feel more comfortable.
*Based on reducing fever below 100°F.
†Among leading OTC fever reducers/pain relievers.
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