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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.

OA pain intensity score chart during 6 hours after the first dose

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® Indications

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:

  • Headache
  • Toothache
  • Backache
  • Menstrual cramps
  • The common cold
  • Muscular aches
  • Minor pain of arthritis
  • The temporary reduction of fever

How Advil® works

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Directions for taking Advil®


  • 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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Advil Targeted Relief

Advil Targeted Relief - the first topical pain reliever from Advil

Advil Targeted Relief is the ONLY topical pain reliever with 4 active ingredients.* It starts working ON CONTACT and targets pain AT THE SITE for relief that lasts up to 8 HOURS.

*Among leading pain relief brands.


Advil Dual Action Back Pain

Our FDA-approved combination of acetaminophen and ibuprofen that provides 8 hours of back pain relief.


Advil Dual Action

A fixed-dose, pain-fighting pair. Advil® DUAL ACTION is a combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen—two distinct mechanisms of action (MOA) working together to fight pain.

Children’s Advil and Infants’ Advil

Children’s Advil and Infants’ Advil

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.

Advil Ligui-Gels

Advil Liqui-Gels

The proven power of Advil in a fast-acting liqui gel.

Advil Tablets

Advil Tablets

Advil delivers clinically proven efficacy on the toughest of pains.

Advil PM

Advil PM

The power of Advil combined with a gentle, non–habit-forming sleep aid for nighttime pain relief.

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Overview of pain conditions

Learn about common pain conditions such as OA pain, headache, sprains, and strains and more, and discover how Advil can give your patients relief.

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