What is Advil?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Generic name: Ibuprofen

See also: Advil Liqui-Gel

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
Pain 181 51
Migraine 42 12
Headaches 27 3
Degenerative disc disease 21 5
Fibromyalgia 19 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
2
Moderate
6
Mild
15
None
80

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Advil

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 4
Upset stomach 4
Nausea 3
Back pain 2
Bladder infection 1
Fatigue 1

Show all 16 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Advil

Dosage Patients
2 200mg as needed 9
200mg as needed 7
4 200mg as needed 4
200 mg daily 3
400 mg daily 3
400 mg twice daily 3
3 200mg as needed 3
600 mg daily 2
400 mg every other week 1
600 mg weekly 1

See all 24 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Advil

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 24
Doctor's advice 16
Did not seem to work 14
Course of treatment ended 6
Side effects too severe 5
Personal research 3
See all 58 patients who've stopped taking Advil

Duration

Currently taking Advil

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 24

Stopped taking Advil

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 14
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 9
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 42
Usually 31
Sometimes 21
Never taken as prescribed 9
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 13
Not at all hard to take 88
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 5
< $25 56
Not specified 40
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12 patient evaluations for Advil

Feb 1, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 17, 2011 (Started Nov 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 28, 2011 (Started Jun 17, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 100 mg/5 mL Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 26, 2010 (Started Jun 17, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in shoulder blades)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 100 mg/5 mL Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 22, 2010 (Started Jun 17, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in shoulder blades)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in arms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 100 mg/5 mL Daily

Feb 20, 2010 (Started Jun 17, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in shoulder blades)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in arms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 100 mg/5 mL Daily

Mar 7, 2009 (Started Jun 17, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in arms)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in shoulder blades)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 100 mg/5 mL Daily

Aug 18, 2008 (Started Jun 17, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in arms)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in shoulder blades)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 100 mg/5 mL Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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