Get an overview of ADVIL (ibuprofen tablet, coated), including its generic name, formulation (i.e. pill, oral solution, injection, inhaled medicine) and why it’s used. The medication in Advil can be sold under different names.

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Drug Basics

Brand Name: Advil

Generic Name: IBUPROFEN


Route: ORAL


Data Current As Of: 2019-12-09

drug facts

active ingredient (in each tablet)

Ibuprofen 200 mg (NSAID)*

*nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug


Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer


temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to:
headache toothache backache  the common cold muscular aches minor pain of arthritis  menstrual cramps
temporarily reduces fever


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

other information

read all warnings and directions before use. Keep carton.
store at 20-25°C (68-77°F)
avoid excessive heat above 40°C (104°F)

inactive ingredients

acetylated monoglycerides, colloidal silicon dioxide, corn starch, croscarmellose sodium, methylparaben, microcrystalline cellulose, pharmaceutical glaze, pharmaceutical ink, povidone, pregelatinized starch, propylparaben, sodium benzoate, sodium lauryl sulfate, stearic acid, sucrose, synthetic iron oxide, titanium dioxide, white wax

questions or comments?

Call toll free 1-800-88-ADVIL

package labeling:

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This drug label information is as submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is intended for informational purposes only. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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