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Can I get samples of Advil®?

Talk to your doctor about getting samples of Advil®. If you’re a healthcare provider, you can request samples of Advil® for your patients, find coupons, and access data and other helpful resources here.

How are fast-acting Advil® Film-Coated Tablets different from regular Advil® Tablets?

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.

Can I take Advil® Menstrual Pain for other pains besides menstrual cramps?

Yes. Advil® Menstrual Pain targets the cause of your menstrual cramps, and it relieves headaches, backaches, and muscle aches, which are all pains women commonly experience with their period. Plus, Advil® Menstrual Pain will treat these pains even if you don’t have your period. Please refer to the product label for a full list of uses.

What are the best options for over the counter pain relief?

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.

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

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.

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 type of closure is on the bottle? Is it child-resistant?

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.

Is the fast-acting Advil® Film-Coated Tablets sugar-coated like regular Advil®?

Fast acting Advil® is Film-Coated, not sugar-coated like Advil® but the coating has a similar sweet taste.

What are Advil® Liqui-Gels® minis?

Advil® Liqui-Gels® minis provide the same amount of ibuprofen (200mg ibuprofen), as Advil® Liqui-Gels®, in a 33% smaller capsule. Learn more about Advil® Liqui-Gels® minis.

Are individual Advil® packets available?

Yes, travel-size Advil® packs are available. Check out our Where to Buy page to find a store near you or where to buy Advil® online.

What does the fast-acting Advil® Film-Coated tablet look like?

The tablet is the same shape as regular Advil®, but is lighter in color and Advil® is underlined on the tablet.

What is the difference between Advil® Liqui-Gels® and Advil® Liqui-Gels® minis?

Our patented technology has concentrated the powerful pain relief of Advil® Liqui-Gels® into a 33% smaller capsule. The result: Advil® Liqui-Gels® minis. They’re easy to swallow so there is no compromising power for size.

Where can I see the latest Advil® commercials?

You can find our latest TV spots here.

Is the dose of fast-acting Advil® Film-Coated the same as regular Advil®?

Yes, both products have the same dose and effective power of Advil®. Use as directed on label. For more information on dosing, visit the Dosage and Directions section of this FAQ.

How big are Advil® Liqui-Gels® minis? What do they look like?

Advil® Liqui-Gels® minis are green, oblong liquid-filled capsules imprinted with the Advil® logo. They look similar to Advil® Liqui-Gels®, only they’re 33% smaller.

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