Advil® - For over 25 years. Nothing is stronger, longer lasting or better on your tough aches and pains than Advil® for headaches, minor arthritis and other joint pain, muscle aches, backaches, menstrual pain, and aches and pains of the common cold.
For more than 25 years, millions of people have trusted Advil for their aches and pains. While there are many pain relievers available for sale without a prescription, it is important to know the differences between them. The pain reliever in Advil® is ibuprofen, which is part of a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) that also includes aspirin and naproxen sodium. Clinical studies have shown that when taken as directed, Advil® is a safe and effective pain reliever.
Advil® does not contain acetaminophen, an active ingredient that is included in many other pain relievers, such as Tylenol®. Acetaminophen may cause severe liver damage when taken in excess of recommended doses.
Advil® temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to: headache, toothache, backache, menstrual cramps, the common cold, muscular aches and the minor pain of arthritis. Advil® also temporarily reduces fever.
One of the main classes of chemicals that the body produces as part of the inflammatory process is prostaglandins, which produce pain and fever. Advil® acts by blocking the body's production of prostaglandins, reducing pain and fever.