The Advil website instructs users to take one 200-milligram tablet every four to six hours while symptoms are present. A second tablet can be taken if one does not provide relief from symptoms. Users are advised not to t... More »

According to, it is safe to take Tylenol and Advil together. The appropriate course of action for mixing these pain killers is to start by taking two Advil (assuming 200 mg tablets). If there is still ... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

MedicineNet reports that ibuprofen, the generic form of Advil, is excreted in breastmilk but is safe to use when breastfeeding. Infants are treated with higher doses of ibuprofen than the amount excreted in breastmilk, D... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

For adults and children 12 and older, the recommended dosage for Advil is one tablet or liquid-filled capsule every four to six hours, according to Everyday Health. Individuals should not take more than six regular-stren... 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 »

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 »

Advil has a half-life of 1.8 to 2 hours when taken orally, which means it is out of the system by the 4-hour mark. The only ingredient in Advil is ibuprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. More »