Advil Dosage and Daily Dosage FAQs
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. For Advil Dual Action take 2 caplets every 8 hours. Click on a product to learn more.
Can I take Advil every day?
Advil should be used only as directed on the label. Stop taking Advil and talk to your doctor if your pain gets worse or lasts for more than 10 days, or if your fever gets worse or lasts for more than 3 days.
Is it possible to overdose on Advil?
When used as directed, it is not possible to overdose on Advil. Signs of overdose are known to occur at 40x the maximum daily dose (1200mg). This low toxicity profile makes Advil a safe and effective pain reliever for multiple aches and pains.
What's the difference between OTC and RX adult dosage for Advil?
RX ibuprofen (the active ingredient in Advil) has a higher dosage than OTC and must be prescribed by a doctor.
Will the pain-relieving effect of Advil weaken with long-term use?
No. While no studies have shown a tolerance build up (or weakening of pain relieving power), over-the-counter pain relievers (including Advil) should not be used for longer than 10 days unless directed by a physician.