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Advil (known as its active ingredient Ibuprofen) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory that comes in multiple forms such as oval, round or tablet shaped pills and can be brown, beige, white or red in color, depending on if you buy the brand or generic choice, both of which are equally effective. This medication is available only as its generic version, Ibuprofen and comes in 200MG dosages.
Advil is used for a number of conditions which include but limited to;
Injury (sprains, strains);
Painful swollen joints;
Following surgery and/or;
Prostaglandins are the natural hormones in your body that create the reaction of pain, inflammation and fever. When you take Advil, the ibuprofen works by reducing these hormones, creating relief from any pain you were prescribed for.
Take 1 advil every 4-6 hours while symptoms persist. If no relief is felt, up your dose to two pills.
Take advil with food or milk to lessen the chance of an upset stomach.
Only chew the chewable Advil tablet, any other form of Advil or Ibuprofen is to be swallowed whole.
Store at room temperature.
Do not take more than the recommended dose your doctor gave you. If you overdose on advil, you risk damage to your intestines and your stomach. Do not exceed more than 800MG per dose or a maximum of 3200MG (6 tablets) a day.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if
Tell your doctor if you have, or have ever had;
Side effects (mild);
• nausea or vomiting
• loss of appetite
• heartburn or pain in the
• cramps, wind, constipation
Tell your doctor immediately if
• severe pain or tenderness
in the stomach
• eye problems such as
blurred vision, sore red
• loss of vision
• signs of frequent or
worrying infections such as
fever, severe chills, sore
throat or mouth ulcers
• signs of anaemia, such as
being short of breath, and
• yellowing of the skin and/or
eyes, also called jaundice
• dark coloured urine
Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
It is not recommended to take any drugs while pregnant however Advil is okay to take for the first and second trimester, don’t not use if you are on your third trimester of pregnancy.
How long until I start feeling relief?
Usually around 15 minutes until you start feeling relief.
Is this medication safe for children?
It is safe for children 6 months and up. Dosages vary depending on the child’s age and weight as well as their condition.
What should I avoid if I am using this product?
Do not take other medications to relieve pain (aspirin, other ibuprofen products, and other NSAID medicines). Be cautious when drinking alcohol as it can increase intensity of side effects.
Does it have any medication interactions?
• medicines used to
prevent/stop blood clots
such as warfarin or
• lithium, a medicine used to
treat some types of
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