Frequently Asked Questions

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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 the medicine. Some Advil® products are designed to deliver faster relief, so read the product label to see how often you can take a 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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