Frequently Asked Questions

Choose from the topics below to learn more about what’s important to you.

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 you can treat with Advil®.

Discover the differences between Advil® and other medications.

Learn more about the active pain relieving ingredient that Advil® contains.

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 Advil® be taken with vitamins and supplements?

Some vitamins and supplements contain ingredients that can interact with medications like Advil® (ibuprofen) so it’s best to talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking them together.

Is Advil® an antihistamine?

No. Single ingredient Advil® products do not contain an antihistamine. The active ingredient in Advil® is ibuprofen which is part of a class of drugs called NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Check out the Ingredients section of this FAQ to learn more about what is in Advil®. If you are interested in an antihistamine, check out our Advil® Cold & Allergy Products.

Does Advil® contain acetaminophen?

No. Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer, but it is not an NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug). Advil®, which contains ibuprofen, is an NSAID and treats pain by temporarily blocking chemicals in your body that signal pain.

Can I take Advil® if I'm on a CBD therapy?

Cannabidiol or CBD products are new to the market and not enough studies have been done to know how they interact with medications like Advil®. If you’re thinking about taking CBD it’s best to talk to your doctor before using it with another drug.

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