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 big are Advil® Liqui-Gels® minis? What do they look like?

Advil® Liqui-Gels® minis are green, oblong liquid-filled capsules imprinted with the Advil® logo. They look similar to Advil® Liqui-Gels®, only they’re 33% smaller.

How are the fast-acting Advil® Film-Coated Tablets different than Advil® Liqui-Gels®?

Advil® Liqui-Gels® have a liquid form of ibuprofen inside, while fast-acting Advil® Film-Coated Tablets are a solid form of ibuprofen sodium (a salt form of ibuprofen).

Both get absorbed by the body quickly (the first because they’re liquid and the second because they’re a salt form), so both products are designed for fast absorption and fast relief.

What is the difference between the different types of Advil®?

When used as directed, all forms of Advil® are effective at fighting tough pain. Determining which Advil® is right for you depends on your pain relief needs and personal preference.

Compare Advil® products to see which one may be right for you.

What is Advil® Menstrual Pain?

Advil® Menstrual Pain provides non-drowsy relief of tough period cramps, headaches and backaches for up to six hours. It targets the cause of menstrual cramps, plus it provides relief of all your period pains. Advil® Menstrual Pain is also caffeine-free and antihistamine-free, so it won’t keep you up at night or make you drowsy during the day and it comes in an easy to swallow tablet. When period pain strikes, choose Advil® Menstrual Pain, the brand OB/GYNs recommend for menstrual pain more than Midol or Pamprin. Powerful pain relief. Period. Learn more about Advil® Menstrual Pain.

What is the Advil® Easy-Open Arthritis Cap?

The powerful pain relief of Advil® tablets and Advil® Liqui-Gels® comes in an easy-to-open bottle. The Advil® Easy Open Arthritis Cap features an innovative cap design with a comfortable grip made for those with difficulty opening bottles. Awarded the Ease-of-Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation®, the Advil® Easy-Open Arthritis Cap takes the pain out of pain relief.

This bottle is not suitable for households with young children.

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 quickly is just as important as treating it powerfully.

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 even faster. Control your migraines before they control you.

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® Menstrual Pain tablets look like?

The tablet is the same shape as regular Advil®, but is lighter in color and has “msp” on the tablet.

What does the fast-acting Advil® Film-Coated tablet look like?

The tablet is the same shape as regular Advil®, but is lighter in color and Advil® is underlined on the tablet.

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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