Frequently Asked Questions

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Find answers to your questions about Advil® products.

Get answers to your questions on how to take and properly use Advil®.

Find out how to safely take Advil®, as well as what is to be avoided.

Learn more about the pain reliever in Advil®.

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

Compare the different pain relief options that are available to you.

Top Questions

How much Advil® should I take?

For adults and children 12 years old and over, take one 200mg tablet, caplet, or Liqui-Gel every 4 to 6 hours while symptoms persist. If your pain or fever doesn’t respond to one pill, two tablets, caplets or Liqui-Gels® may be used. DO NOT take more than 6 tablets, caplets or Liqui-Gels® (1200mg in total) in a 24-hour period, unless directed by a doctor and do not use for more than 10 days. For children under 12, contact your pediatrician.

Will this product interact with my prescription medication?

If you have any condition that requires a prescription medication, talk with your doctor or pharmacist about using Advil®, or any other pain reliever.

Does Advil® contain sodium?

Fast acting Advil® Film-Coated and Advil® Menstrual Pain contain ibuprofen sodium – a salt form of ibuprofen that dissolves differently from standard ibuprofen. However each tablet contains 22 mg of sodium. Even if the maximum daily dose is taken (6 tablets), the total amount of sodium ingested is only 132 mg. Per the FDA, the recommended daily value for sodium is less than 2,400 mg per day, although some people may need less due to health concerns. Speak with your doctor about your sodium intake.

*“Sodium in Your Diet: Use the Nutrition Facts Label and Reduce Your Intake” retrieved from FDA.gov.

Is there an Extra-Strength Advil® or an Advil® patch?

No. Talk to your doctor about the best pain reliever to treat your specific pain symptoms.

What is Advil® Migraine?

The active ingredient in Advil® Migraine is solubilized ibuprofen equal to 200mg ibuprofen. Since it’s solubilized, the pain reliever is in liquid form, and the liquid form is absorbed quickly by your body. As you know, treating a migraine fast is just as important as treating it effectively.

Advil® Migraine is clinically proven to relieve migraine pain and related symptoms, like nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. It’s also the only FDA-approved OTC migraine medicine in a liquid-filled capsule — so you can get the relief you need fast. Control your migraines before they control you.

How long does Advil® take to work? How long will it last?

The time of relief depends on which form of Advil® you decide to use to treat your pain as well as your body chemistry. For example, fast-acting Advil® Film-Coated Tablets, Advil® Liqui-Gels® and Advil® Liqui-Gels® minis are designed to do just that: act fast. Both products are designed for fast absorption and fast relief. Regardless of which Advil® you determine is right for you, it is important to wait 4-6 hours between doses.

Can Advil® be taken with nutritional supplements?

While Advil® can be taken with nutritional supplements, it’s recommended that you talk about any risks with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Advil® with nutritional supplements.

Why do Advil® tablets taste sweet?

The coating of Advil® tablets contain a small amount of sugar, which gives them a sweet taste.

What are Advil® Liqui-Gels®?

Advil® Liqui-Gels® contain 200mg of solubilized ibuprofen, a liquid form of the pain reliever in Advil®. The liquid form allows them to be absorbed into the body quickly for fast pain relief.

What do Advil® Migraine capsules look like?

Advil® Migraine tablets are orange, oblong liquid filled capsules and have the Advil® logo on them.

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