What is Advil?
Advil (ibuprofen) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
Advil is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual cramps, or minor injury.
Advil is used in adults and children who are at least 2 years old. For children under 2 years check with a doctor.
Before taking this medicine:
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if this medicine is safe to use if you have ever had:
heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or if you smok
a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot
stomach ulcers or bleeding
liver or kidney disease
if you take aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke.
Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you are pregnant, you should not take ibuprofen unless your doctor tells you to. Taking an NSAID during the last 20 weeks of pregnancy can cause serious heart or kidney problems in the unborn baby and possible complications with your pregnancy.
How should I take Advil?
Use Advil exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Use the lowest dose that is effective in treating your condition.
An ibuprofen overdose can damage your stomach or intestines. The maximum amount of ibuprofen for adults is 800 milligrams per dose or 3200 mg per day (4 maximum doses).
A child's dose of ibuprofen is based on the age and weight of the child. Carefully follow the dosing instructions provided with Junior Strength Advil for the age and weight of your child. Ask a doctor or pharmacist if you have questions.
Take Advil with food or milk to lessen stomach upset.
Shake the oral suspension (liquid) before you measure a dose. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).
You must chew the chewable tablet before you swallow it.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not allow the liquid medicine to freeze.