Find answers to your questions about tablets, caplets and gel caplets from the #1 Selling Pain Reliever.*
Learn how this powerful pain reliever works fast, right where it hurts.
Get more information about powerful pain relief in a 33% smaller size.
Learn about the pain reliever that dissolves quickly and absorbs fast.
Discover how to get joint pain relief with a cap that’s easier to open. †
Learn how it can help relieve migraine pain and related symptoms.
Most retailers (grocery stores, pharmacy, club and convenience stores) carry Advil® products. Check out our Where to Buy page to find a store near you or where to buy Advil® online.
As the manufacturer of Advil®, we do not set store-level pricing. However, you can visit Offers & Coupons on our site to save on your next purchase.
The powerful pain relief of Advil® in a Rapid Release Formula that dissolves quickly and absorbs fast to help stop pain before it gets worse. Featuring a core of ibuprofen sodium – a salt form of ibuprofen that is 250 times more soluble in water than standard ibuprofen – Advil® Film-Coated Tablets are absorbed by the body quickly. In fact, nothing is proven to work faster.*
*Among OTC pain relievers.
Advil® Liqui-Gels® minis come in a 33% smaller capsule which makes them easy to swallow. How do we know? Because in survey studies people found Advil® Liqui-Gels® minis easier to swallow. Since you’re not sacrificing power for size, you’re getting the same powerful pain relief as regular Advil®. Learn more about Advil® Liqui-Gels® minis.
In addition to a thinner tablet coating, fast-acting Advil® Film-Coated Tablets are a different formula with a core of ibuprofen sodium, a salt form of ibuprofen that is much more soluble in water than standard ibuprofen. They are designed for fast absorption and fast relief.
Advil® Liqui-Gels® minis patented technology enables us to concentrate the powerful pain relief of Advil® Liqui-Gels® into a 33% smaller capsule. Advil® Liqui-Gels® minis don’t contain a special form of ibuprofen, just a more concentrated dosage form.
You have a lot of over-the-counter options when it comes to pain relief, which can be overwhelming. Your best option may depend on your specific pain needs and the advice of your doctor.
However, it’s important to know the difference between Advil® and other pain relievers. The pain ingredient in Advil® is ibuprofen, which is part of a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (also known as NSAIDs). When you take Advil® you get relief right at the site of pain. Wherever it is, Advil® stops pain right where it starts.
The makers of Advil® do not produce store brand ibuprofen pain medicine.
Advil® Liqui-Gels® have a liquid form of ibuprofen inside, while fast-acting Advil® Film-Coated Tablets are a solid form of ibuprofen sodium (a salt form of ibuprofen).
Both get absorbed by the body quickly (the first because they’re liquid and the second because they’re a salt form), so both products are designed for fast absorption and fast relief.
Advil® products are available with child-resistant caps. For those who may suffer from joint pain, Advil® Tablets and Advil® Liqui-Gels® are also available with a non-child resistant, Easy Open Arthritis Cap. Since it is easier to open, make sure to keep the Easy Open Arthritis Cap products out of reach from children.
Fast acting Advil® is Film-Coated, not sugar-coated like Advil® but the coating has a similar sweet taste.
The tablet is the same shape as regular Advil®, but is lighter in color and Advil® is underlined on the tablet.
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.