Frequently Asked Questions

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Find answers to your questions about Ibuprofen and Coronavirus/Covid-19.

Find answers to your questions about Advil® products.

Find answers to your questions about Advil® dosage.

Find out about the symptoms, and types of pain you can treat with Advil®.

Discover the differences between Advil® and other medications.

Learn more about the active pain relieving ingredient that Advil® contains.

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Get answers to your questions about Advil® safety.

Learn about the potential side effects of taking Advil®.

Top Questions

Can I take Advil® for a cold or the flu?

Yes, Advil® offers a variety of treatment options depending on your cold and flu symptoms.

Advil® Tablets, Gel Caplets, Liqui-Gels® and Liqui-Gels® minis contain an active ingredient, called ibuprofen, which temporarily reduces fever, as well as relieves minor aches and pains due to the common cold.

If you have additional symptoms, you can also consider using Advil® Cold & Sinus and Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain products for additional relief. These products contain ibuprofen plus a nasal decongestant to provide relief for symptoms including: headache, fever, minor body aches and pains, sinus pressure, and nasal congestion.

For further questions concerning your use of Advil® products, please speak with a healthcare provider. If your symptoms continue to persist or get worse, please contact a physician immediately.

What are GSK’s guidelines are regarding the use of Advil in patients with suspected coronavirus (COVID-19)?

People should to speak with their doctor or pharmacist if they have any questions about the best treatment for their individual needs when seeking to prevent or manage symptoms or conditions. Ibuprofen is a well-established medicine that has been used safely for many years as a fever and pain reducer. At this time, there is no conclusive evidence to support the statement that ibuprofen or other NSAIDs may cause aggravated COVID-19 infection.

What does concentrated ibuprofen mean?

Advil® Liqui-Gels® minis patented technology enables us to concentrate the powerful pain relief of Advil® Liqui-Gels® into a 33% smaller capsule. Advil® Liqui-Gels® minis don’t contain a special form of ibuprofen, just a more concentrated dosage form.

Can Advil be used to treat inflammation or swelling?

No. The OTC dose in found in Advil® products does not treat inflammation. However, Advil® does relieve the pain associated with inflammation.

Can I take Advil® with alcohol?

It’s best to not take Advil® with alcohol. Advil® and other NSAIDs can cause severe stomach bleeding, especially if taken at higher doses for long periods of time. Those chances increase if you have 3 or more alcoholic drinks a day while taking Advil®.

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