Also known as Motrin
Advil (Ibuprofen) is a medication that belongs to the class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used for alleviating pain, reducing swelling, relieving tenderness, and reducing fever associated with various medical conditions including headaches, toothaches, back pain, menstrual pain, arthritis, muscle aches, and common cold symptoms.
This medication works by reducing the production of hormones responsible for inflammation and pain in the body. Advil can be purchased with or without a prescription.
Follow the Advil dosage on the label or as prescribed by your doctor. The maximum adult dose is 800 milligrams per dose or 3200 mg per day (up to 4 maximum doses). To reduce the risk of stomach upset, take Advil with food or milk.
The active ingredient in Advil is Ibuprofen.
Avoid using Advil in larger or smaller amounts or for a longer duration than recommended. Your stomach or intestines can become damaged by an ibuprofen overdose.
Using Advil for an extended period daily raises the chances of encountering severe side effects.
Adults and kids who are at least 2 years old can take Advil.
If you are expecting or nursing a baby, consult a doctor before using this medication.
This medication could have negative interactions with other products that contain ibuprofen (such as Motrin), naproxen (like Aleve or Midol), aspirin, or diclofenac. When it comes to interactions with prescription medications, it is essential to consult your doctor to determine how Advil may interact with your specific prescription.
The most common side effects of Advil may include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, bleeding, dizziness, stomach pain or ulcers, and headache. If you experience any other side effects, contact your doctor immediately.
Before you buy Advil, it is important to consult with your doctor regarding the appropriate duration and dosage of the medication. Prolonged daily use of Advil increases the likelihood of experiencing more severe side effects.