Frequently Asked Questions

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Find answers to your questions about Advil® products.

Find answers to your questions about Advil® dosage.

Find out about the symptoms, and types of pain, that Advil® treats.

Learn about the differences between Advil® and other medications.

Learn more about the pain relieving ingredient in Advil®.

Find directions about how to take Advil®.

Get answers to your questions about Advil® safety.

Learn about the potential side effects of taking Advil®.

Top Questions

Can I take Advil® for a cold or the flu?

Yes, Advil® offers a variety of treatment options depending on your cold and flu symptoms.

Advil® Tablets, Gel Caplets, Liqui-Gels® and Liqui-Gels® minis contain an active ingredient, called ibuprofen, which temporarily reduces fever, as well as relieves minor aches and pains due to the common cold.

If you have additional symptoms, you can also consider using Advil® Cold & Sinus and Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain products for additional relief. These products contain ibuprofen plus a nasal decongestant to provide relief for symptoms including: headache, fever, minor body aches and pains, sinus pressure, and nasal congestion.

For further questions concerning your use of Advil® products, please speak with a healthcare provider. If your symptoms continue to persist or get worse, please contact a physician immediately.

Can I take Advil® if I'm on aspirin therapy?

It’s best not to unless directed to do so by your doctor. Advil® and ibuprofen, its active ingredient, have potential to interfere with aspirin’s anti-blood clotting effect, reducing its ability protect your heart and prevent stroke.

How many Advil® should I take?

It depends. For most Advil® products you can take 1 capsule/tablet every 4 to 6 hours. For Advil® Migraine take 2 capsules with a glass of water every 24 hours. Click on a product link below to learn more.

Advil®

Advil® Liqui-Gels®

Advil® Liqui-Gels® minis

Advil® Film-Coated

Advil® Migraine

Does Advil® help you sleep?

For sleeplessness associated with pain, check out Advil® PM.

Is Advil® Safe?

For more than 30 years, extensive consumer use and numerous clinical studies have shown that, ibuprofen, the active ingredient in Advil®, when used as directed, is a safe and effective OTC pain reliever and fever reducer.

Please refer to the full product labeling for additional safety information related to Advil®.

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