What is the difference between Advil® and other pain relievers? The pain reliever in Advil® is ibuprofen, which is part of a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (also known as NSAIDs). You should also consider this: There are millions of potential pain points in your body. Advil works to stop pain right where it starts.
Having many options for your pain relief can be overwhelming. Your best option may depend on your specific pain needs and the advice of your doctor.
Any medication, including Advil®, may cause side effects. You should not take more than the recommended dose because it will increase the risk of side effects. To make sure you get the most benefit out of your medicine it’s important to take them responsibly, as directed by the label. You can also speak with a doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Patients and doctors have trusted Advil® to deliver fast and long-lasting relief from many kinds of acute pain: headache, muscle aches, minor arthritis and other joint pain, and backache. No other OTC pain reliever has been proven stronger or longer lasting on pain than Advil®.