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

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

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 »

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 one primary active ingredient, ibuprofen, which is an analgesic that is designed to temporarily reduce minor aches and pains and eliminate fever, according to manufacturer Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. Ibuprofen ... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

According to, Advil is the same as ibuprofen, as the active ingredient in Advil is ibuprofen. Advil is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used in the reduction of fever and the treatment of pain or inflammat... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

There is no difference between Advil and Motrin — both are brand names of ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is an over-the-counter drug that is a combination of a pain reliever and a fever reducer, and it is available for kids and ad... More »