The pain reliever in Advil® is ibuprofen, which is part of a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (also known as NSAIDs). Advil® does not contain acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol®.
We’ve put Advil® up against Tylenol® in 30 different pain studies. Advil® remains the undefeated champion of tough pain relief.
Do not use Advil® and aspirin together. The pain reliever in Advil® is ibuprofen, while aspirin itself is a pain reliever. Talk to your doctor about which pain reliever is right for you.