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Advil

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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
6.53 6.21 4.16 139 Get Info
6.51 5.32 0.88 536 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
Abdominal Pain 89.8% 8.2% 2% 0% 0%
Allergic Reaction 98.7% 0.9% 0.3% 0.1% 0%
Anxiety 99.4% 0.6% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 98.4% 0% 1.6% 0% 0%
Chest Heaviness / Pressure 98.4% 1.1% 0.5% 0% 0%
Cold Symptoms 98.7% 1.3% 0% 0% 0%
Congestion 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Constipation 97.1% 1.8% 0.9% 0.2% 0%
Dehydration / Thirst 95.2% 4% 0.8% 0% 0%
Depression 99.1% 0.7% 0% 0.2% 0%
Diarrhea 98.7% 0.9% 0.4% 0% 0%
Difficulty Urinating 99.8% 0% 0.2% 0% 0%
Dizziness 95.4% 3.5% 1% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 91.9% 6.6% 1.1% 0.3% 0.1%
Dry Mouth 95.6% 4.2% 0.2% 0% 0%
Fatigue 95.2% 3.6% 1.1% 0.1% 0%
Feeling of Warmth 98.4% 1.1% 0% 0.5% 0%
Fever 98.9% 0.4% 0.7% 0% 0%
Gas 98.7% 1.3% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 97.5% 1.4% 0.4% 0.1% 0.5%
Heartburn 96.1% 2.6% 1.3% 0% 0%
Hot Flashes / Flushing 99.5% 0.5% 0% 0% 0%
Increased Urination 97.6% 1.6% 0.8% 0% 0%
Insomnia 98.8% 0.6% 0.6% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 98.7% 1.3% 0% 0% 0%
Lethargy 98.6% 1.4% 0% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 97.5% 2.5% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 90% 0% 10% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 97.5% 2.5% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Spasms 98.8% 0.7% 0.2% 0% 0.2%
Nausea 96.1% 2.6% 1.2% 0.1% 0%
Rectal Hemorrhage 98.3% 0% 1.7% 0% 0%
Slow Breathing 99.8% 0.2% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 92.4% 5.7% 1.9% 0% 0%
Swelling 95.2% 0% 4.8% 0% 0%
Tingling Sensations 99.5% 0.5% 0% 0% 0%
Tremors 99.4% 0.6% 0% 0% 0%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 96.8% 2.1% 1.1% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Advil Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Addiction 99.2% 0.6% 0.2% 0% 0%
All over swelling / fluid retention to the point of lung restriction 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Asthma 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Behavior 99.5% 0.5% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 99.5% 0.5% 0% 0% 0%
Concentration / Focus Problems 99.2% 0% 0.8% 0% 0%
Confusion 99.1% 0.9% 0% 0% 0%
Decrease in Blood Pressure 99.5% 0.5% 0% 0% 0%
Delirium 99.8% 0% 0% 0% 0.2%
Depression 99.2% 0.8% 0% 0% 0%
Difficulty Urinating 99.5% 0.5% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 94.2% 5.3% 0.5% 0% 0%
Eye / Vision Problems 92.3% 7.7% 0% 0% 0%
Eye Pressure 99.5% 0.5% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 95% 2.5% 0% 2.5% 0%
Heartburn 81.8% 18.2% 0% 0% 0%
Indigestion 92.3% 7.7% 0% 0% 0%
Insomnia 97.6% 0% 2.4% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 97.8% 0.7% 0% 0% 1.5%
Lethargy 96.4% 3.6% 0% 0% 0%
Migraine / Chronic Daily Headaches 99.5% 0.5% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Spasms 96.1% 3.9% 0% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 99.7% 0% 0.3% 0% 0%
Runny Nose 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Slow Breathing 98.1% 1.9% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ulcers 96.4% 0% 3.6% 0% 0%
Sweating 94.7% 5.3% 0% 0% 0%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 99.5% 0% 0.5% 0% 0%
Ulcer 99.5% 0.5% 0% 0% 0%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 95% 1.7% 3.3% 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.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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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