Advil, Motrin (Ibuprofen) for Chronic Pain | MyChronicPainTeam

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Advil is an over-the-counter medication used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. Advil is also referred to by its drug name, Ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is also sold under the brand name Motrin.

Advil is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs help reduce fever, pain, and inflammation. Advil is believed to work by inhibiting the production of chemicals that promote inflammation and blood clot formation in the body.

How do I take it?
Take Advil according to directions given by your doctor or found on the medication package. Do not exceed the recommended dosage.

Advil comes in tablet, capsule, and liquid gel forms.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Advil lists common side effects including abdominal pain and cramps, bleeding, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, and nausea.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Advil include stroke, heart attack, and serious gastrointestinal injury.

For answers to frequently asked questions about exposure to Ibuprofen during pregnancy and breastfeeding, visit the experts at

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