When people want relief from pain, they reach for Advil. It contains Ibuprofen, an analgesic, which is a medicine that provides temporary relief from pain.
People trust Advil because it is a locally acting, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which acts at the site of pain to reduce or block the amount of pain-causing chemicals produced. Where inflammation is present in the surrounding tissue, Advil will also reduce the pain of inflammation. Depending on your needs, Advil could make all the difference for getting a good night’s rest, or getting on with your day.
Centrally acting analgesics such as acetylsalicylic acid or ASA (e.g. Aspirin®) and acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol®) simply decrease the perception of pain by reducing the flow of pain signals from the brain. Unlike Advil, they do not target pain at the source.
It’s important to always use medicines as directed. Any medication may cause side effects. You should not take more than the recommended dose because it will increase the risk of side effects. To maximize the benefit and reduce risk, it is important to use medicines responsibly and according to the label. Speak with a doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.