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Top Products Questions

Is Advil® an antihistamine?

No. Single ingredient Advil® products do not contain an antihistamine. The active ingredient in Advil® is ibuprofen which is part of a class of drugs called NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Check out the Ingredients section of this FAQ to learn more about what is in Advil®. If you are interested in an antihistamine, check out our Advil® Cold & Allergy Products.

Why does it say Caplets and Tablets on my fast-acting Advil® Film-Coated Caplets package?

Caplets and tablets describe the dosage form. Tablets are round and “caplets” is short hand for capsule-shaped. The FDA considers “caplet” to be a type of tablet.

Where can I find information about other Advil® products?

In addition to the pain relieving power of Advil® there are a variety of other Advil® products that provide relief. We’ve included links to more information for those products below:

Should I be concerned about the amount of sodium in fast-acting Advil® Film-Coated?

The levels of sodium in fast-acting Advil® Film-Coated tablets are not high enough to require label warnings – each fast-acting Advil® Film-Coated Tablet contains 22 mg of sodium. Even if the maximum daily dose is taken (6 tablets), the total amount of sodium ingested is only 132 mg. Per the FDA*, the recommended daily value for sodium is less than 2,400 mg per day, although some people may need less due to health concerns. Speak with your doctor about your sodium intake.

*“Sodium in Your Diet: Use the Nutrition Facts Label and Reduce Your Intake” retrieved from FDA.gov.

Is there an Extra-Strength Advil® or an Advil® patch?

No. Talk to your doctor about the best pain reliever to treat your specific pain symptoms.

What is Advil® Migraine?

The active ingredient in Advil® Migraine is solubilized ibuprofen equal to 200mg ibuprofen. Since it’s solubilized, the pain reliever is in liquid form, and the liquid form is absorbed quickly by your body. As you know, treating a migraine fast is just as important as treating it effectively.

Advil® Migraine is clinically proven to relieve migraine pain and related symptoms, like nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. It’s also the only FDA-approved OTC migraine medicine in a liquid-filled capsule — so you can get the relief you need fast. Control your migraines before they control you.

What are Advil® Liqui-Gels®?

Advil® Liqui-Gels® contain 200mg of solubilized ibuprofen, a liquid form of the pain reliever in Advil®. The liquid form allows them to be absorbed into the body quickly for fast pain relief.

What do Advil® Migraine capsules look like?

Advil® Migraine tablets are orange, oblong liquid filled capsules and have the Advil® logo on them.

Are Advil® Liqui-Gels® faster than Tylenol® Extra Strength on my tough pain?

Yes. In clinical tests, Advil® Liqui-Gels® were compared to Tylenol® Extra Strength for speed of pain relief. The results showed that Advil® Liqui-Gels® relieve tough pain significantly faster than Tylenol® Extra Strength.

How are Advil® Migraine capsules different from regular Advil® tablets?

Advil® Migraine tablets have a liquid form of ibuprofen inside, while regular Advil® tablets have a solid form of the pain reliever. The liquid form of ibuprofen allows the pain reliever to be absorbed by the body quickly for fast relief.

Are Advil® Liqui-Gels faster than Tylenol® Rapid Release Gels?

Yes. Advil® Liqui-Gels® are proven faster and stronger than Tylenol® Rapid Release Gels on tough pain.

Where can I find Advil® Menstrual Pain?

Advil® Menstrual Pain has been discontinued. If you still have the product and need more information, please find the product label here. You can still turn to Advil® for relief. Try Advil® Tablets or Advil® Film-Coated to powerfully relieve tough period cramps, headaches, and back pain.

How are Advil® Liqui-Gels® different than fast-acting Advil® Film-Coated Tablets?

Advil® Liqui-Gels® are solubilized ibuprofen inside a gelatin capsule (gel cap). Fast acting Advil® Film-Coated Tablets are a solid form of ibuprofen sodium. Both are designed for fast absorption and fast relief, so your decision on which to use is based on your preference.

What is the Advil® Easy-Open Arthritis Cap?

The powerful pain relief of Advil® tablets and Advil® Liqui-Gels® comes in an easy-to-open bottle. 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 do Advil® Liqui-Gels® look like?

Advil® Liqui-Gels® are green, oblong liquid-filled capsules and have the Advil® logo on them.

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