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Advil Dual Action

Two of the most powerful pain fighting ingredients team up for some big relief.

The first and only FDA approved pain relief medication to combine Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen. Combining these two allows you to take a lower maximum daily dose of each medication and now get up to 8-hours of powerful relief. So whether it’s headaches, toothaches, backaches, menstrual cramps, muscle pains, or minor pain of arthritis, this combination will fight them all.

Advil Dual Action Caplets, Ibuprofen with Acetaminophen, 18 Pain Relief Capsule-Shaped Tablets
  • Uses

    Temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to:

    • Headache
    • Toothache
    • Backache
    • Menstrual cramps
    • Muscular aches
    • Minor pain of arthritis
  • Dosage

    12 years of age and older:

    • 2 caplets every 8 hours while symptoms persist.
    • Do not take more than 6 caplets in 24 hours, unless directed to by a doctor.

    Under 12 years of age:

    • Ask a doctor.
  • Ingredients

    Active ingredient:

    • Acetaminophen 250mg….Pain reliever
    • Ibuprofen 125mg (NSAID*)…..Pain reliever
    • *nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

    Inactive Ingredients:

    • Carnauba wax, colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, ferric oxides, glyceryl dibehenate, hypromellose, pharmaceutical ink, polydextrose, polyethylene glycol, pregelatinized starch, titanium dioxide.
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  • Potential Health Effects

    This product is indicated for adults and children ages 12 and older. Ask a doctor before giving to children under the age of 12. Do not take more than 6 caplets in 24 hours unless instructed to do so by a doctor. This product contains acetaminophen, which may cause severe liver damage if you take it with other drugs that contain acetaminophen, with 3 or more alcoholic drinks, or if you exceed maximum daily dosage. This product also contains ibuprofen, which may cause allergic reaction, especially in those allergic to aspirin. See product label for full product information and warnings.

    Acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol, should not be taken with other medicines that also contain acetaminophen.  Acetaminophen is contained in many medicines to treat pain, fever, symptoms of cold and flu, and sleep medicines.  Do not take more than recommended dose, as this may be harmful, including serious harm to your liver.  If you have liver or kidney disease, talk to your doctor before taking acetaminophen.

    See product label for full product information and warnings.

Top Questions About Advil Dual Action

  • Does Advil contain acetaminophen?

    Advil Dual Action is the only Advil product that contains Acetaminophen. Advil Dual Action fights pain in two ways: Acetaminophen blocks pain signals while Ibuprofen targets pain at the source.

Compare Advil Products

Advil Tablet

Count 300

Form Tablets

Key feature Easy to swallow

Ingredient Ibuprofen

Easy to swallow

Fast-acting

Duration Up to 6h

Dosage 1 tablet every 4 - 6 hours. If symptoms persist, 2 may be used. Do not exceed 6 tablets in 24h unless directed by a doctor. Under 12 y/o: Ask a doctor.

Advil Liqui-Gels Mini

Count 200

Form Capsules

Key feature Small and easy to swallow

Ingredient Liquid Ibuprofen

Easy to swallow

Fast-acting

Duration Up to 6h

Dosage 1 capsule every 4 - 6 hours. If symptoms persist, 2 may be used. Do not exceed 6 capsules in 24h unless directed by a doctor. Under 12 y/o: Ask a doctor.

Advil Easy Open Arthritis Cap

Count 200

Form Tablets

Key feature Easy open cap

Ingredient Ibuprofen

Fast-acting

Duration Up to 6h

Dosage 1 tablet every 4 - 6 hours. If symptoms persist, 2 may be used. Do not exceed 6 tablets in 24h unless directed by a doctor. Under 12 y/o: Ask a doctor.

Advil Dual Action

Count 144

Form Caplets

Key feature Long-lasting

Ingredient Ibuprofen / Acetaminophen

Fast-acting

Duration Up to 8h

Dosage 2 caplets every 8 hours. Do not exceed 6 caplets in 24h unless directed by a doctor. Under 12 y/o: Ask a doctor.

Advil PM Liqui-Gels

Count 80

Form Capsules

Key feature Fast-acting

Ingredient Sulobilized Ibuprofen / Diphenhydramine

Easy to swallow

Fast-acting

Duration Up to 6h

Dosage Take 2 capsules at bedtime. Do not take more than 2 capsules in 24h.

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