Advil delivers superior relief vs other analgesics
Experts and patients have trusted Advil for effective pain relief for 35+ years.
Clinical studies show that the medicine in Advil is a superior choice compared to acetaminophen, and has a proven overall safety profile when used as directed.
In fact, 15+ expert medical societies recommend an oral NSAID, like Advil, first line for acute pain treatment. Click here to learn more about the recommendations and therapeutic areas.
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Advil is tough on acute pain and easy on your patients
Advil is more effective than Tylenol® for treating tough acute pain. In fact, no other over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever has been shown to be more effective than ibuprofen.*
*Among leading OTC pain relievers/fever reducers. Remind patients to use OTC analgesics as directed.
Proven superiority, fast onset
Clinical studies of dental pain, pain from the common cold, tension-type headaches, and muscle soreness have demonstrated that ibuprofen (Advil) is more effective than acetaminophen (Tylenol).
An additional study in osteoarthritis (OA) showed that ibuprofen provided a greater decrease in pain intensity than acetaminophen did after the initial dose. The same study also concluded that over the course of 14 days, Advil provided greater sustained pain relief and significantly greater efficacy versus Tylenol.
Studies also prove that when compared with Extra-Strength Tylenol, Advil Liqui-Gels® have a more rapid onset of analgesia for tough acute pain.
Advil is clinically proven to provide relief for a variety of pain conditions
Advil is indicated for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains due to:
- Menstrual cramps
- The common cold
- Muscular aches
- Minor pain of arthritis
- The temporary reduction of fever
How Advil® works
- Do not take more than directed
- The smallest effective dose should be used
- Adults and children 12 years and over: take 1 tablet every 4 to 6 hours while symptoms persist
- If pain or fever does not respond to 1 tablet, 2 tablets may be used
- Do not exceed 6 tablets in 24 hours, unless directed by a doctor
- Children under 12 years: ask a doctor
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Children’s Advil has an excellent safety profile when used as directed.
Infants’ Advil delivers unsurpassed fever relief* that baby can stomach.†
*Based on reducing fever below 100°F.
†Among leading over-the-counter pain relievers/fever reducers.