FAQ

There is no lactose present in Advil and the raw materials utilized in the manufacturing of Advil do not contain lactose, as reported by our ingredients supplier.

Yes, corn starch can be found in Advil Tablets, Caplets, Extra Strength Caplets and Advil Muscle & Joint.

There is no alcohol used during the manufacturing of Advil and the raw materials utilized in the manufacturing of Advil do not contain alcohol, as reported by our ingredients supplier.

Yes, sodium lauryl sulphate is in Advil Tablets, Caplets, Extra Strength Caplets and Advil Muscle & Joint.

Advil products do not contain tartrazine.

Yes. Advil Tablets and Caplets contain gelatin. Advil Liqui-Gels®, Extra Strength Liqui-Gels, Advil Arthritis Pain and Advil Nightime contain gelatin (bovine origin).

The carbohydrate content of Advil is negligible.

Advil is sold from select retail outlets, except in Quebec. In Quebec, Advil 200 mg products are sold through a pharmacy only (self-selection area), while Advil 400 mg products are sold behind the counter through a pharmacy only.

You can purchase Advil Nighttime at your favourite pharmacy, in the pain reliever aisle.

On the right side flap of carton, or on the bottle label of Advil Arthritis Pain 80’s.

Pain delays the onset of sleep, causing sleeplessness as well as frequent interruptions or early morning awakenings, preventing you from getting the deep, restful sleep you need.

If you can’t sleep because pain is keeping you up, a product (such as Advil Nighttime) that eases your pain and also addresses your sleeplessness is fully targeting your symptoms. 

Advil Nighttime offers the proven pain-relieving power of Advil and it helps you sleep. Whether you have occasional muscle, back, joint pain, or other aches and pains, the ibuprofen in Advil Nighttime can ease your discomfort, and the diphenhydramine will help you get a better night’s rest. 

There is no lactose present in Advil Cold products and the raw materials utilized in the manufacturing of Advil Cold products do not contain lactose, as reported by our ingredients supplier.

Yes, cornstarch can be found in Advil Cold & Sinus Caplets, Advil Cold & Sinus Plus and Advil Cold & Flu.

There is no alcohol used during the manufacturing of Advil Cold products and the raw materials utilized in the manufacturing of Advil Cold products do not contain alcohol, as reported by our ingredients supplier.

Yes, sodium lauryl sulphate is in Advil Cold & Sinus caplets and Advil Cold & Flu.

Yes. Advil Cold & Sinus Liqui-Gels® and Advil Cold, Cough & Flu Nighttime contain gelatin (bovine origin). Advil Cold & Flu contains lactose monohydrate, calcium stearate and stearic acid (bovine origin).

The carbohydrate content of Advil Cold products is negligible.

All Advil Cold & Sinus products are sold from any retail outlet in British Columbia or Alberta. In all other Provinces, Advil Cold & Sinus products are sold through a pharmacy only (self-selection area). Advil Cold & Flu and Advil Cold, Cough & Flu Nighttime are sold through a pharmacy only (self-selection area), except for Alberta where it is sold from any retail outlet. 

The expiry date can be found on the side panel of the carton.

There is no lactose present in Advil Pediatric Drops Dye Free Grape, Advil Pediatric Drops Fever from Colds of Flu Dye Free Grape, Children’s Advil Suspension Dye Free Grape, Children’s Advil Suspension Dye Free Bubble Gum, Children’s Advil Suspension Grape, Children’s Advil Suspension Fruit, Children’s Advil Cold Suspension Grape, Junior Strength Advil Dye Free Grape, Junior Strength Advil Grape, Junior Strength Advil Fruit, Junior Strength Advil Fever from Colds or Flu and the raw materials utilized in the manufacturing of these particular products do not contain lactose, as reported by our ingredients supplier.

There is no corn used during the manufacturing of Children’s Advil and the raw materials utilized in the manufacturing of Children’s Advil do not contain corn or corn derivatives, as reported by our ingredients supplier.

There is no alcohol used during the manufacturing of Children’s Advil and the raw materials utilized in the manufacturing of Children’s Advil do not contain alcohol, as reported by our ingredients supplier.

No, Children’s Advil does not contain sodium lauryl suphate.

Yes, Junior Strength Advil and Junior Strength Advil Fever from Colds or Flu contain gelatin (porcine origin).

The carbohydrate content of Children’s Advil products is negligible.

All Children's Advil (except Children's Advil Cold & Children's Advil Cold & Flu Multi-symptom) products are sold from any retail outlet, except in Quebec. In Quebec, these products are sold through a pharmacy only (self-selection area). Children's Advil Cold & Children's Advil Cold & Flu Multi-symptom are sold from any retail outlet in British Columbia and Alberta. In all other Provinces, Children's Advil Cold & Children's Advil Cold & Flu Multi-symptom are sold through a pharmacy only (self-selection area).

Advil Pediatric Drops, Advil Pediatric Drops Fever from Colds or Flu, Children's Advil, Children’s Advil Fever from Colds or Flu, Children's Advil Cold, Children's Advil Cold & Flu Multi-symptom: Bottom Panel of packaging and on Product Label. Junior Strength Advil, Junior Strength Advil Fever from Colds or Flu: Right Panel Flap of packaging and on Product Label.

There are no nuts used during the manufacturing of Advil and the raw materials utilized in the manufacturing of Advil do not contain nuts, as reported by our ingredients supplier. Although Pfizer does not add nuts to their products during the manufacturing process and there is no cross contamination in our facilities, Pfizer still does not consider the products to be nut free.

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare product formulations and containers do not contain latex. However, latex gloves are used in the manufacturing of some of our products.

Pfizer does not add gluten during the manufacturing of Advil products and the raw materials utilized in the manufacturing of Advil products do not contain cereals containing gluten (i.e. wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut or the hybridized strains), and products thereof, as reported by our ingredients supplier.

Advil products are not recommended during pregnancy unless directed by a physician.

For information regarding interactions with other medications, please see the full package insert or consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

For Advil Regular Strength Tablets, Caplets, and Liqui-Gels®: Do not exceed 6 tablets, caplets, or Liqui-Gels in 24 hours, unless directed by a physician. For Advil Extra Strength Caplets, Advil Muscle & Joint, Advil Extra Strength Liqui-Gels and Advil Arthritis Pain: Do not exceed three caplets or Liqui-Gels in 24 hours, unless directed by a physician. 

In case of overdose, call a poison control centre or a doctor at once even if there are no symptoms.

The recommended duration of treatment is 3 days for a fever and 5 days for pain. Please consult with your physician for long term use. Do not exceed the recommended dose unless advised by a physician.

The two active ingredients of Advil Nighttime, ibuprofen and diphenhydramine, have a proven safety profile and are effective when used as directed. The two ingredients have been used in non-prescription products in Canada for a long time – over 20 years for ibuprofen and over 50 years for diphenhydramine.

Children 12 and under should use Children’s Advil.

The expiry dating on the product reflects the stability of the active ingredients in Advil. We do not recommend the use of an expired product, as the stability and potency of the product might decline past expiry.

Some Advil products are provided in non-childproof packaging (such as Advil Arthritis Pain with an easy open cap) since individuals with arthritis have difficulty opening a childproof package. Current packaging designs emphasize the Child-Lok® feature of the product.
The following Advil package sizes are provided with a child-resistant cap: 
  • Advil Tablets: 10’s
  • All sizes of Regular Strength Advil Caplets (yellow packaging)
  • Advil Extra Strength: 72's and 165's
  • Advil Muscle & Joint: 32's
  • Advil Liqui-Gels®: 32's
  • Advil Extra Strength Liqui-Gels 24's
Please keep in mind that child-resistant does not mean child proof and all medications should be stored in a secure location.

We cannot guarantee the stability of the product if it is stored beyond the recommended storage conditions. In such cases, we recommend that the consumer not take the product.

There are no nuts used during the manufacturing of Advil Cold products and the raw materials utilized in the manufacturing of Advil Cold products do not contain nuts, as reported by our ingredients supplier. Although Pfizer does not add nuts to their products during the manufacturing process and there is no cross contamination in our facilities, Pfizer still does not consider the products to be nut free.

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare product formulations and containers do not contain latex. However, latex gloves are used in the manufacturing of some of our products.

Pfizer does not add gluten during the manufacturing of Advil Cold products and the raw materials utilized in the manufacturing of Advil Cold products do not contain cereals containing gluten (i.e. wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut or the hybridized strains), and products thereof, as reported by our ingredients supplier.

Advil Cold products are not recommended during pregnancy unless directed by a physician.

Advil Cold products are not recommended during lactation unless directed by a physician.

For information regarding interactions with other medications, please see the full package insert or consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not exceed 6 caplets or liqui-gels® in 24 hours, unless directed by a physician.

Do not exceed 2 Liqui-Gels® at night.

In case of overdose, call a poison control centre or a doctor at once even if there are no symptoms.

The recommended duration of treatment is 3 days for a fever and 5 days for pain or cold/flu symptoms. Please consult with your physician for long term use. Do not exceed the recommended dose unless advised by a physician.

Children 12 and under should use Children’s Advil Cold Suspension or Children’s Cold & Flu Multi-symptom.

The expiry dating on the product reflects the stability of the active ingredients in Advil Cold products. We do not recommend the use of an expired product, as the stability and potency of the product might decline past expiry.

Some Advil Cold products come with Child-Lok® safety caps such as:
  • Advil Cold & Sinus Caplets 40's, 50's, and 72's
  • Advil Cold & Sinus Plus 10’s, 40's, 50's, and 72's
  • Advil Cold & Sinus Liqui-Gels® 10’s, 40's and 50's
  • Advil Cold & Flu 20’s
  • Advil Cold & Sinus Nighttime 40’s and 50’s
  • Advil Cold, Cough & Flu Nighttime 18’s
Please keep in mind that child resistant does not mean child proof and all medications should be stored in a secure location.

We cannot guarantee the stability of the product if it is stored beyond the recommended storage conditions. In such cases, we recommend that the product is not taken.

There are no nuts used during the manufacturing of Children’s Advil products and the raw materials utilized in the manufacturing of Children’s Advil products do not contain nuts, as reported by our ingredients supplier. Although Pfizer does not add nuts to their products during the manufacturing process and there is no cross contamination in our facilities, Pfizer still does not consider the products to be nut free.

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare product formulations and containers do not contain latex. However, latex gloves are used in the manufacturing of some of our products.

Pfizer does not add gluten during the manufacturing of Children’s Advil products and the raw materials utilized in the manufacturing of Children’s Advil products do not contain cereals containing gluten (i.e. wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut or the hybridized strains), and products thereof, as reported by our ingredients supplier.

The non-medicinal ingredients, including dyes, present in Children's Advil products are safe and allowed for use. For those parents who prefer a product without dye, Children's Advil has a dye free pediatric drop, dye free suspension and dye free chewable.

For information regarding interactions with other medications, please see the full package insert or consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

For Advil Pediatric Drops, Advil Pediatric Drops Fever from Colds or Flu, Children's Advil, Children's Advil Fever from Colds or Flu: 3 doses a day (dose dependent on age/weight), or as directed by a doctor. For Junior Strength Advil, Junior Strength Advil Fever from Colds or Flu, Children's Advil Cold & Children's Advil Cold & Flu Multi-symptom: 4 doses a day (dose dependent on age/weight), or as directed by a doctor.

If possible use weight to dose; otherwise, use age. A reference dosing chart can be found on each Children’s Advil package.

In case of overdose, call a poison control centre, or a doctor at once even if there are no symptoms.

Children's Advil is recommended for 3 days for fever relief and 5 days for pain relief. Consult a physician if the symptoms persist for more than 3 days. Do not exceed the recommended dose unless advised by a physician.

The expiry dating on the product reflects the stability of the active ingredients in Children's Advil. We do not recommend continued use of an expired product as the stability and potency might decline past expiry date.

All Children's Advil products come with Child-Lok® safety caps. Please keep in mind that child-resistant does not mean child proof and all medications should be stored in a secure location.

We cannot guarantee the stability of the product if it is stored beyond the recommended storage conditions. In such cases, we recommend that the product is not taken.

Liqui-Gels® act faster than the caplets or tablets. The Liqui-Gel will start to act within 30 minutes, while the caplets might take around 50 minutes. The efficacy when it comes to pain relief will be achieved in both forms, however, when one needs a fast acting form, the liqui-gel is more relevant.

Adults and children 16-65 years: Take a single dose of 1 or 2 Liqui-Gels® at night.  Do not take more than the recommended dosage unless directed by a physician. Do not exceed 1200 mg of ibuprofen and 300 mg of diphenhydramine (including the 200-400 mg ibuprofen and 25-50 mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride from Advil Nighttime dose) in 24 hours. Should be taken no sooner than 4-6 hours after the last daytime ibuprofen or diphenhydramine dose. 

Each Advil Nighttime Liqui-Gel® contains 200 mg of ibuprofen and 25 mg of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. The ibuprofen relieves pain and the diphenhydramine helps you get a better night’s sleep. The combination of these ingredients relieves your pain, shortens the time it takes to fall asleep and increases the duration of your sleep. The result: a better night's sleep.

Store at room temperature (15-30°C).

Liqui-Gels® act faster than the caplets. The efficacy when it comes to relief will be achieved in both forms, however, when one needs a fast acting form, the Liqui-Gel is more relevant.

 

Store at room temperature (15-30°C).

Yes. Children's Advil has been scientifically proven to be effective in the reduction of fever for up to 8 hours in children when used and dosed as per directions on the product label.

Advil Pediatric Drops, Advil Pediatric Drops Fever from Colds or Flu, Children's Advil Suspension, Children's Advil Fever from Colds or Flu, Children's Advil Cold, Children's Advil Cold & Flu Multi-symptom: Store at room temperature (15-30°C). Junior Strength Advil, Junior Strength Advil Fever from Colds or Flu: Store at room temperature (20°-25°C), protect from moisture and excessive heat.

Ne pas prendre plus de 2 Liqui-GelsMD par nuit.