Pain Management Guidelines

Oral NSAIDs recommended for pain management

The medicine in Advil (NSAID) is recommended for pain management by 15+ prestigious medical societies in the U.S. and around the world.

Medical society guidelines provide recommendations from therapeutic area experts on managing pain associated with a number of medical conditions. GSK Consumer Health fully supports these guidelines and strongly considers them when supporting indications of our pain products – like Advil.

Below is a list summarizing key medical societies that recognize oral NSAIDs, like the medicine in Advil (ibuprofen), as a first-line or front-line treatment option for:

Headache (Tension Type Headache)

  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
  • NICE Guidelines*– National Institute for Health and Care Excellence


  • American Dental Association (ADA)


  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD CPG)

Menstrual Pain

  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

Minor Pain of Arthritis

  • American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
  • Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI)

Migraine (applicable for Advil Migraine)

  • National Headache Foundation (NHF)
  • American Headache Society (AHS)
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
  • NICE Guidelines* – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Fever (not applicable for Advil Dual Action, Advil Migraine, and Advil PM)

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

*Organization not based in US

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