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 178 49
Migraine 40 12
Headaches 27 5
Degenerative disc disease 21 5
Fibromyalgia 17 0
General health 17 2

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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 16
None 81

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 7
3 200mg as needed 5
200 mg daily 3
200mg as needed 3
400mg as needed 3
400 mg daily 2
800 mg daily 2
1,200 mg daily 2
2 100mg/5mL as needed 2
200 mg weekly 1

See all 19 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Advil

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 23
Doctor's advice 15
Did not seem to work 13
Course of treatment ended 6
Side effects too severe 5
Personal research 3
See all 56 patients who've stopped taking Advil

Duration

Currently taking Advil

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 17

Stopped taking Advil

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 11
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 14
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 8
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 43
Usually 32
Sometimes 20
Never taken as prescribed 10
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 15
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 58
Not specified 40
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13 patient evaluations for Advil

Apr 1, 2016 (Started Jul 23, 1966)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Advil remains an excellent medication for headache.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 18, 2015 (Started Jul 23, 1966)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Advil continues to be a very effective treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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
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