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Advil

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Satisfaction
7.1
6.3  Effectiveness
1.3  Side Effects
5.5  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 1 Advil side effect and 2 Advil benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is ibuprofen and the various brand names under which ibuprofen is marketed and sold include; Advil, Genpril, IBU-200, Midol, Motrin, and Nuprin.

The active ingredient of this medication is ibuprofen. Inactive ingredients include acetic acid, artificial flavors, butylated hydroxytoluene, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, citric acid monohydrate, edetate disodium, FD&C blue no.1, FD&C red no. 40, glycerin, microcrystalline cellulose, polysorbate 80, propylene glycol, purified water, sodium benzoate, sorbitol solution, sucrose, and xanthan gum.

It is primarily used to reduce fever and treat pain and/or inflammation.
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7.27 6.08 1.32 350 Get Info
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6.97 5.81 0.77 375 Get Info
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Effectiveness of Advil by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Advil, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0.4% 2.6% 93.6% 3% 0.4%
Balance/Equilibrium 0.3% 1.4% 94.4% 3.4% 0.5%
Blood Pressure 0.3% 1.3% 97% 1.3% 0.1%
Breathing 0.5% 1.8% 94.9% 2.6% 0.1%
Confidence 0.5% 0.9% 95.3% 2.2% 1%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0.5% 1.7% 93.2% 3.8% 0.8%
Digestion 0.1% 2.4% 95.9% 1.2% 0.4%
Emotional Well-being 0.1% 2.1% 90.5% 5.6% 1.7%
Energy 0.3% 4.8% 85.7% 7.9% 1.3%
Eyesight 0.3% 0.9% 97.8% 0.9% 0.1%
Memory 0% 1% 96.3% 2% 0.7%
Mental Clarity 0.1% 1.7% 92.2% 4.3% 1.7%
Pain 4.2% 3.6% 51.6% 22.9% 17.7%
Patience 0.1% 1.8% 94% 3.1% 0.9%
Sexual Health 0.5% 0.5% 97.5% 1.2% 0.3%
Skin Complexion 0.1% 0.9% 98.4% 0.1% 0.4%
Sleep 0.7% 4.4% 76.7% 14.7% 3.5%
Stress Level 0.7% 3.4% 87.5% 6.9% 1.6%
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Commonly Reported Advil Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Swelling 95.2% 0% 4.8% 0% 0%
Cold Symptoms 98.7% 1.3% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 97.5% 1.4% 0.4% 0.1% 0.5%
Difficulty Urinating 99.8% 0% 0.2% 0% 0%
Feeling of Warmth 98.4% 1.1% 0% 0.5% 0%
Gas 98.7% 1.3% 0% 0% 0%
Tingling Sensations 99.5% 0.5% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 95.2% 3.6% 1.1% 0.1% 0%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 96.8% 2.1% 1.1% 0% 0%
Depression 99.1% 0.7% 0% 0.2% 0%
Lethargy 98.6% 1.4% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 90% 0% 10% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 97.5% 2.5% 0% 0% 0%
Increased Urination 97.6% 1.6% 0.8% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 92.4% 5.7% 1.9% 0% 0%
Fever 98.9% 0.4% 0.7% 0% 0%
Congestion 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Constipation 97.1% 1.8% 0.9% 0.2% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 98.7% 1.3% 0% 0% 0%
Hot Flashes / Flushing 99.5% 0.5% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Spasms 98.8% 0.7% 0.2% 0% 0.2%
Slow Breathing 99.8% 0.2% 0% 0% 0%
Chest Heaviness / Pressure 98.4% 1.1% 0.5% 0% 0%
Anxiety 99.4% 0.6% 0% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 91.9% 6.6% 1.1% 0.3% 0.1%
Nausea 96.1% 2.6% 1.2% 0.1% 0%
Dry Mouth 95.6% 4.2% 0.2% 0% 0%
Dizziness 95.4% 3.5% 1% 0% 0%
Rectal Hemorrhage 98.3% 0% 1.7% 0% 0%
Abdominal Pain 89.8% 8.2% 2% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 98.4% 0% 1.6% 0% 0%
Tremors 99.4% 0.6% 0% 0% 0%
Dehydration / Thirst 95.2% 4% 0.8% 0% 0%
Insomnia 98.8% 0.6% 0.6% 0% 0%
Heartburn 96.1% 2.6% 1.3% 0% 0%
Allergic Reaction 98.7% 0.9% 0.3% 0.1% 0%
Muscle Cramping 97.5% 2.5% 0% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 98.7% 0.9% 0.4% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Advil Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Reduced Libido 99.7% 0% 0.3% 0% 0%
Delirium 99.8% 0% 0% 0% 0.2%
Change in Behavior 99.5% 0.5% 0% 0% 0%
All over swelling / fluid retention to the point of lung restriction 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Difficulty Urinating 99.5% 0.5% 0% 0% 0%
Lethargy 96.4% 3.6% 0% 0% 0%
Indigestion 92.3% 7.7% 0% 0% 0%
Decrease in Blood Pressure 99.5% 0.5% 0% 0% 0%
Eye / Vision Problems 92.3% 7.7% 0% 0% 0%
Insomnia 97.6% 0% 2.4% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 99.5% 0.5% 0% 0% 0%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 95% 1.7% 3.3% 0% 0%
Heartburn 81.8% 18.2% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 99.1% 0.9% 0% 0% 0%
Concentration / Focus Problems 99.2% 0% 0.8% 0% 0%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 99.5% 0% 0.5% 0% 0%
Addiction 99.2% 0.6% 0.2% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 97.8% 0.7% 0% 0% 1.5%
Runny Nose 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Ulcer 99.5% 0.5% 0% 0% 0%
Slow Breathing 98.1% 1.9% 0% 0% 0%
Eye Pressure 99.5% 0.5% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Spasms 96.1% 3.9% 0% 0% 0%
Migraine / Chronic Daily Headaches 99.5% 0.5% 0% 0% 0%
Sweating 94.7% 5.3% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 95% 2.5% 0% 2.5% 0%
Stomach Ulcers 96.4% 0% 3.6% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 94.2% 5.3% 0.5% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Asthma 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 99.2% 0.8% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Advil
Since taking Advil Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 0.2%
Fall 0.4%
Hospitalization 0.4%
Seizure 0.1%
Stroke 0.1%
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User Comments about Advil
09 Mar 2013 A generally good experience with Advil
   —Posted by Anonymous
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25 Jan 2013 Using Advil helps me a lot with almost everything, especially when I am feel any kinds of pain.
   —Posted by Pemzie
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25 Jan 2013 Advil is very good in treating my headaches
   —Posted by Anonymous
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26 Jan 2013 I agree with you.
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25 Jan 2013 I use Advil to ease or get rid of my headache but i don't feel it work.
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26 Jan 2013 I usually take 2 of them to get rid of my headache and it works for me, you should try taking 2 and see how it will work or for you
   —Posted by Anonymous
07 Jan 2013 I would prefer advil than other pain medications.
   —Posted by Courtney
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