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How quickly does Advil® work? How long does it last?

It depends on which form of Advil® you take as well as how your body responds to medication. Some Advil® products are designed to deliver faster relief, so read the product label to see how often you can dose. Keep in mind that you cannot take more than one dose of Advil Migraine in a 24 hour period.

Should I take Advil® with food?

You do not have to take Advil® with food. However, if you experience an upset stomach, you can take it with food or milk. If you have a history of serious stomach problems like ulcers, be sure that you talk to your doctor before taking Advil® or any NSAID.

Should I chew Advil®?

No, Advil® is designed to be swallowed. However, we do make a chewable option for children aged 6-11.

Can I take Advil® if I have a hangover?

We don’t recommend taking Advil® if you have a hangover. NSAIDs, like Advil®, can cause severe stomach bleeding, especially if taken at higher doses. Those chances become even higher if you have 3 or more alcoholic drinks a day while taking Advil®.

Can I take Advil® without water?

No, Advil® should be taken with a full glass of water.

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