The active ingredient of Advil is ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that relieves pain and reduces fever, according to the official product website. Advil Film-Coated Tablets contain water-soluble sodium i... More »

Side effects of Advil PM include daytime drowsiness, memory impairment, ringing in the ears, itching or rash, and dry mouth, nose or throat, according to Drugs.com. Other side effects include heartburn, diarrhea, upset s... More »

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According to the National Institutes of Health, the active ingredient in Advil tablets, caplets and gelcaps is ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID. The inactive ingredients in Advil tablets and cap... More »

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Advil is a brand of ibuprofen, a pain medication that the company's website says is not addictive. Ibuprofen isn't habit forming and doesn't appear to have addictive properties. Unlike narcotic pain medications, it impac... More »

People age 12 and older can safely take one Advil tablet every four to six hours as long as needed or two tablets every four to six hours if one tablet does not relieve pain or fever, notes Advil. Children under age 12 s... More »

According to WebMD, Advil is a name brand pain reliever with the active ingredient of ibuprofen. Aspirin is not an ingredient of the drug Advil. More »

Advil and Aleve are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat pain and reduce fever, according to MedlinePlus. Ibuprofen is the active ingredient in Advil, while Aleve is a brand of the drug naproxen. Both are t... More »

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