Advil (Ibuprofen) is used to relieve pain from various conditions such as headaches, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, or arthritis. The drug is also used to reduce fever and relieve aches resulting from the flu or common cold. The active ingredient in Advil is Ibuprofen. Ibuprofen belongs to a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by blocking your body’s production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation. This effect reduces swelling, pain, or fever.
We currently offer the brand Advil from Canada manufactured by GSK in the strength of 200mg tablets & 200mg liquid gel capsules and 400mg & 600mg tablets. The generic Ibuprofen is not available.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while taking Advil. The most common side effects of Advil may include the following:
• Upset stomach
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the severe side effects, including:
• Easy bruising or bleeding;
• Mood changes;
• Ringing in your ears;
• Signs of heart failure;
• Vision changes
These are not all of the side effects of Advil. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.
You should not use Advil if you are allergic to Ibuprofen or any ingredient in Advil. Before you start using this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant;
• Have asthma;
• Have blood disorders;
• Have heart disease;
• Have high blood pressure;
• Have liver disease;
• Have stroke
Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between Advil and other medicines like Aliskiren, lisinopril, losartan, cidofovir, prednisone, etc. Avoid furosemide, warfarin, or naproxen with Advil. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Advil may harm an unborn baby and cause complications during delivery. This drug is not recommended for use in pregnancy from 20 weeks until delivery. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. Ibuprofen passes into breast milk but is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Do not give this drug to a child younger than 2 years old without talking to your doctor. A child’s dose will be based on the age and weight of the child. Use Advil precisely as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the capsules whole with a full glass of water. Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this drug. You can take this drug with food or milk if you have stomach upset after taking the medication. If you are taking Advil as needed and not on a regular schedule, it is best to take it at the first signs of pain. This drug may make you feel dizzy. Avoid alcohol while using Advil. Alcohol can increase the risk of stomach bleeding. Store at room temperature, away from heat and moisture. Keep out of the sight and reach of children.