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Advil Uses FAQ

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Does Advil help you sleep?

    For sleeplessness associated with pain, check out Advil PM.