Over-the-counterLower-cost generic availableClass: Pain

Advil 

(ibuprofen)

Over-the-counterLower-cost generic availableClass: Pain
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Relieves pain, fever, and swelling.

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Advil (ibuprofen) works well for treating fever, inflammation, and a variety of mild to moderate pain conditions, but it doesn't last as long as other NSAIDs.

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Best available price for 90 (800mg) tablets of ibuprofen

Upsides

  • Advil (ibuprofen) is effective for treating fever, pain, and inflammation.
  • Good for relieving pain due to common conditions like menstrual cramps, toothaches, backaches, and sports-related injuries.
  • Advil (ibuprofen) is generally safe to use, cheap, and available over-the-counter.
  • Advil (ibuprofen) causes less stomach problems than its alternatives.
  • It comes in different flavored liquid forms that makes it easy for children to take.
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Downsides

  • Advil (ibuprofen) doesn't last as long as other NSAIDs, so you need to take it a few times a day to get relief of your symptoms.
  • It needs to be taken with food or millk to avoid getting an upset stomach.
  • Advil (ibuprofen) is not as safe as other alternatives for pregnant women and people who are age 60 or older.
  • It can cause serious complications like stomach bleeding and kidney problems if taken for a long period of time.
  • Like all NSAIDs, Advil (ibuprofen) can raise your risk of getting blood clots, a heart attack, or stroke.
How it works

Advil (ibuprofen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It stops the inflammation process in your body, which relieves pain, swelling, and fever.

What to expect when you take Advil (ibuprofen) for Fever

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Side effect rates for Advil (ibuprofen)

Risks and Warnings for Advil (ibuprofen)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of heart problems
    • Taking Advil (ibuprofen) for a long period of time

    Advil (ibuprofen) can increase your chances of getting blood clots, a heart attack, or stroke. To lower the risk of having these problems, take the medicine at the lowest dose and for the shortest time possible. Talk to your doctor right away if you experience chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness in 1 side of the body, or difficulty speaking.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Advil (ibuprofen)

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Food
  • It needs to be taken with food or millk to avoid getting an upset stomach.
  • Take it with food or milk to prevent stomach upset.
  • Take with food! Keep track of when you take your doses.
Kidneys and liver
  • Advil (ibuprofen) can damage your kidneys. Taking the lowest dose for the shortest amount of time lowers your risk. Talk to your doctor if this worries you, or if you already have kidney damage before you start taking Advil (ibuprofen).
Pain
  • Good for relieving pain due to common conditions like menstrual cramps, toothaches, backaches, and sports-related injuries.
  • Do not take for more than 10 days for pain relief or more than 3 days for fever. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms do not go away.
  • Don't take it daily. Use only when pain in bad. You don't want to get addicted to the feeling of always wanting more.
  • Fine for minor pain, does nothing for major
  • I don't notice any difference. Not in the slightest relief of pain. Might as well have taken a vitamin gummy. CBD oil worked since I won't take narcotics