Frequently Asked Questions

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General Advil® Information

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.

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:

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 the difference between the different types of Advil®?

When used as directed, all forms of Advil® are effective at fighting tough pain. Determining which Advil® is right for you depends on your pain relief needs and personal preference.

Compare Advil® products to see which one may be right for you.

How does Advil® work?

When you experience pain and fever, it’s because there is an increase in the production of chemicals called prostaglandins, which trigger pain signals. Advil® temporarily blocks the production of prostaglandins, reducing pain and fever.

Where can I purchase Advil®? How much is it?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Where can I see the latest Advil® commercials?

You can find our latest TV spots here.

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