Pre-existing Health Conditions

Pre-existing Health Conditions

When used as directed, it’s uncommon for Advil® to cause adverse side effects. If you have a history of stomach problems, high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, kidney disease, asthma, or had a stroke, make sure you consult with your doctor before taking Advil®.

I have a heart condition. Should I take Advil®?

NSAIDS, like ibuprofen, can increase the risk of heart attack, heart failure or stroke. So, talk with your doctor before taking Advil® if you have a history of heart problems like high blood pressure or heart disease.

Can I take Advil® before or after surgery?

Talk to your doctor about taking ibuprofen before surgery as NSAIDS might impact blood clotting.

I’m allergic to gluten. Is it safe for me to take Advil®?

We cannot guarantee that Advil® is gluten-free. Although gluten isn’t added to our products during manufacturing, we can’t control whether or not trace amounts of it end up in the raw materials we get from suppliers.

I have a liver condition. Should I take Advil®?

Talk to your doctor before taking Advil®. Although it’s uncommon for Advil® to harm a healthy liver when taken as directed, NSAIDs can be damaging to people with liver disease. Taking too much Advil® beyond the recommended dosage and over a prolonged period of time can increase the risk of abnormal liver function, hepatitis and jaundice.

I have a kidney condition. Is Advil® safe to take?

If you have kidney disease or are prescribed a diuretic, do not take Advil® without talking to your doctor first. With normal kidney function, Advil® is safe to take. However, higher doses taken over a prolonged period of time can cause adverse effects.

Can I take Advil® if I have an ulcer condition?

Due to the increased risk of stomach bleeding, do not take Advil® without talking to your doctor if you have a pre-existing ulcer condition.

Is Advil® a blood thinner?

Advil® is not a blood thinner. It is in a class of drugs called NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). If you are taking a blood thinner, talk to your doctor before using Advil® since it may impact how your blood clots in your body.