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Generic Name: Ibuprofen Ibuprofen EYE-blue-PRUEfen Ibuprofen
The brand Names are: Advil, Junior Strength Advil
Class of Drug: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

What is Advil?

Advil is an anti-inflammatory medication that is nonsteroidal (NSAID). Ibuprofen reduces hormones that trigger pain and inflammation within the body.

Advil can be used to decrease the fever and ease inflammation or pain caused by a variety of ailments like migraine, toothache, back pain, menstrual cramps, arthritis, or minor injuries.

Advil is a medication used by adults and young children who are at least two years old. For children younger than 2 years, consult a physician.


Don't exceed the dose you are recommended to take. Ibuprofen overdoses could cause damage to your stomach or your intestines. Use only the minimum amount of medication you require to ease your swelling, pain, or fever.

Before you Take this Drug

Advil can increase the chance of having a fatal heart attack or stroke, even when you do not have risk factors. Don't take this medication prior to or following coronary bypass surgeries (coronary bypass graft for artery, CABG, or CABG).

Advil can cause diarrhoea or stomach ulcers, which could be fatal. These problems can develop in a matter of minutes while taking this medicine and are more common among older adults.

It is not recommended to take Advil. If you're allergic to ibuprofen or if you've suffered an asthma attack or an extreme allergic reaction after using


or an NSAID,

Consult a pharmacist or doctor to determine if this medication is suitable for you if you have ever used:

  • Cardiovascular disease, elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes; smoking cigarettes;

  • A stroke, heart attack, or blood clot

  • Stomach ulcers, bleeding, or ulcers;

  • kidney disease or liver failure;

  • asthma or

  • If you take aspirin to avoid a heart attack or stroke,

Consult a physician before using this medicine if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

If you are expecting and you are taking Ibuprofen, unless your doctor advises that you should, Taking an NSAID in the final 20 weeks before the birth could cause kidney or heart problems for the baby to come and possibly complications related to the pregnancy.

Don't give Advil to children less than 2 years old without consulting medical professionals.

How to Take Advil?

Utilize Advil exactly as it is stated on the label or as directed by your physician. Make sure you are taking the dosage that works for managing your condition.

Ibuprofen overdoses can cause harm to your stomach and your intestines. The maximum amount of ibuprofen adults can consume is 800 milligrammes per dose, or 3200 mg in a day (4 maximal doses).

Ibuprofen dosage for children is determined by their weight and age. Be sure to follow the instructions for dosing that are included in Junior Strength Advil according to the weight and age of your child. Consult a physician or pharmacist for any concerns.

Advil is a medication that can be taken in combination with milk or food to ease an upset stomach.

shake it up in oral suspension (liquid) prior to using it to take a dosage. Utilise the dosing syringe that comes with a dosage-recording device (not the kitchen spoon).

You should chew the tablet thoroughly before you swallow it.

Place the container in a cool, dry place free of heat and moisture. Make sure that you do not allow the medicine's liquid to cool down.

What Happens If I Miss The Dose?

Because Advil is prescribed when it's needed and is not always on a schedule of dosing. Don't miss any doses in the event that it's nearing time to get the next dose. Do not take two doses at once.

What Happens If I Overdose?

Take immediate medical attention, or contact us for help at the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. Some symptoms of an overdose may be




abdominal pains, sleepiness, bloody or black stools, bleeding from the mouth, and fainting. Other symptoms include shallow breathing, a weak heartbeat, or even a coma.

What Should be Avoided?

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist prior to using any other medications for swelling, pain, fever, or symptoms of the cold or flu. They may contain ingredients that are similar to ibuprofen (such as aspirin, ketoprofen, or naproxen).

Take aspirin only if your doctor has instructed you to.

If you take aspirin to avoid strokes or heart attacks, taking ibuprofen could cause aspirin to be less effective at protecting blood vessels and your heart. If you are taking both medications, Ibuprofen should be taken at least 8 hours prior to or 30 minutes following the time you take aspirin (non-enteric coated form).

Do not drink alcohol. It can increase the chance of bleeding from your stomach.

Side Effects of Advil

Contact emergency medical attention If you are experiencing symptoms warning of an allergy reaction (hives or breathing problems and swelling of your throat or face) or an extreme skin reaction (fever, sore throat, eye burning, irritation, and the skin is red or purple with peeling and blisters),

Take immediate medical care. If you are experiencing symptoms of a stroke or heart attack: chest pain spreading to your shoulder or jaw, suddenly feeling numb or weak in one area of your body, speech slurring, swelling of the legs, or feeling short of breath,

Stop taking Advil and consult your physician immediately if you suffer from:

  • Changes in your vision

  • Breathlessness (even when exerting only a little);

  • Weight gain or swelling that is rapid

  • an itch on the skin, however mild;

  • symptoms for stomach bleeding and tarry or bloody stool, coughing blood, or vomiting that appear like coffee grounds

  • liver issues nausea, stomach discomfort, itching, fatigue feelings, flu-like symptoms lack of appetite the dark colour of urine; stools that are clay-coloured; jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin);

  • Low red blood cell count (anaemia):

    pale skin, feeling lightheaded or shaky, high heart rate, trouble concentrating,

  • kidney issues

    There is no or little urinary tract, difficult or painful urine, swelling of your ankles or feet, and feeling tired or exhausted.

Common Advil side effects can include:

  • nausea, vomiting, gas;

  • bleeding or

  • dizziness, headache.

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Other side effects could be present. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with Other Drugs 

Consult your physician before taking Advil when you are taking any antidepressant


Taking certain antidepressants together with an NSAID could cause bleeding or bruising easily.

Consult a physician or pharmacist prior to using ibuprofen in conjunction with other medications, particularly:

  • cyclosporine;

  • lithium;

  • methotrexate;

  • A blood thinner (Warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven);

  • blood pressure or heart medication such as diuretics or "water pills"; or

  • steroid medicine (such as prednisone).

This list isn't comprehensive. Other drugs can interfere with ibuprofen. This includes medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal remedies. There are many possible interactions between drugs. are included here.




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