Frequently Asked Questions

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Top Advil® Uses Questions

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.

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.

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.

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