Advil is a brand name for the over-the-counter pain reliever and fever reducer medication, ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that works by reducing inflammation, pain, and fever.
Advil is manufactured by Pfizer Inc. and was first introduced in the United States in 1984. It is available in various forms, including tablets, caplets, gel capsules, and liquid-filled capsules. The medication is typically used to relieve mild to moderate pain, such as headaches, toothaches, menstrual cramps, and muscle aches. It is also used to reduce fever.
Advil should be taken as directed on the label or as instructed by a healthcare provider. The medication may cause side effects, such as stomach upset, heartburn, and dizziness, especially if taken in high doses or for a prolonged period of time. It is important to talk to a healthcare provider before taking Advil or any other medication to ensure it is safe and appropriate for the individual.