Frequently Asked Questions

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Top Advil® Uses Questions

Will Advil® cure my arthritis?

There is no known cure for arthritis. Advil® (at the recommended nonprescription dose) can provide temporary relief of minor arthritis and other joint pain.

For more information on the appropriate treatment of arthritis, consult your physician.

I have trouble opening the Advil® bottle. Is there another way of getting my pills?

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® used for?

Advil® temporarily reduces fever and relieves minor aches and pains due to headaches, toothaches, backaches, menstrual cramps, the common cold, muscular aches and the minor pain of arthritis.

Whether it’s joint pain, headache or minor arthritis, Advil® is tough on pain, but gentle on your body.

Can Advil be used to treat inflammation or swelling?

No. The OTC dose in found in Advil® products does not treat inflammation. However, Advil® does relieve the pain associated with inflammation.

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

While Advil® does relieve pain due to the common cold, you may consider Advil® Cold & Allergy products (like Advil® Cold & Sinus) to help relieve your cold and flu symptoms.

Does Advil® help you sleep?

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

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