What is Advil Extra Strength?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Generic name: Ibuprofen

Advil is the brand name for a range of formulations containing ibuprofen, manufactured by Wyeth Consumer Healthcare. Some formulations include extra ingredients to treat symptoms of allergies, cold, flu, or migraine.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Migraine 13 5
Degenerative disc disease 8 1
Pain 8 7
Spinal stenosis 4 2
Carpal tunnel syndrome 3 0
Temporomandibular joint syndrome 3 3

Show all 36 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
4
Mild
4
None
8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Advil Extra Strength

Side effect Patients
Upset stomach 3
Indigestion 1
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease 1
Sleepiness 1
Stomach pain 1
Withdrawal headaches 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Advil Extra Strength

Dosage Patients
400mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Advil Extra Strength

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 5
Did not seem to work 4
Other 4
Side effects too severe 4
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 15 patients who've stopped taking Advil Extra Strength

Duration

Currently taking Advil Extra Strength

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Advil Extra Strength

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 3
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 9
Not specified 6
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1 patient evaluation for Advil Extra Strength

Sep 15, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: This medication was very effective for me, taking it only on a day when I was experiencing pain, which I usually knew of in the morning. Since I have had no pain in several months, no need for this treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Take 1 pill if needed for pain
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 9, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: On days I feel pain (usually at right hip), one capsule of Advil Extra Strength is effective in relieving for rest of day. Since I am not experiencing much pain, I am taking about 1 capsule weekly on average.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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