What Is Ibuprofen?

What Is Ibuprofen?

Analgesics are medicines that provide temporary relief from pain.

Centrally acting analgesics such as acetylsalicylic acid or ASA (e.g. Aspirin®) and acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol®) decrease the perception of pain by reducing the flow of pain signals from the brain.

Advil contains Ibuprofen, a locally acting, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It 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.

Advil acts at the site of pain to reduce or block the amount of pain-causing chemicals produced.