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Will the pain-relieving effect of Advil® products diminish with long-term use?
No. Buildup of tolerance has not been observed. However, bear in mind that over-the-counter pain relievers (Advil® or otherwise) should not be used for longer than 10 days unless directed by a physician.
What are the product indications for Advil® Cold & Sinus?
Use this product to temporarily relieve these symptoms associated with the common cold or flu: • headache • fever • sinus pressure • nasal congestion • minor body aches and pains
What are the product indications for Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain?
Use this product to temporarily relieve these symptoms associated with the common cold or flu: • headache • fever • sinus pressure • nasal congestion • minor body aches and pains • swelling of the nasal passages
What are the product indications for Advil® Allergy Sinus?
Use this product to temporarily relieve these symptoms associated with hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies, and the common cold: • runny nose • itchy, watery eyes • itching of the nose or throat • sneezing • nasal congestion • sinus pressure • headache • minor aches and pains • fever
How long do the effects of Advil® Cold & Sinus last? How is it dosed?
Adults and children 12 years of age and over: take 1 caplet every 4 to 6 hours while symptoms persist . If symptoms do not respond to 1 caplet, 2 caplets may be used. Do not use more than 6 caplets in any 24 -hour period unless directed by a doctor. Children under 12 years of age: do not use.
How long do the effects of Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain last? How is it dosed?
Adults and children 12 years of age and over: take 1 tablet every 4 hours while symptoms persist. Do not use more than 6 tablets in any 24-hour period unless directed by a doctor. Children under 12 years of age: do not use because this product contains too much medication for children under this age.
How long do the effects of Advil® Allergy Sinus last? How is it dosed?
Adults: take 1 caplet every 4-6 hours while symptoms persist. Do not take more than 6 caplets in any 24-hour period, unless directed by a doctor. Children under 12 years of age: do not use.
Are Advil® products gentler on the stomach than aspirin?
When taken according to the label Advil® is well-tolerated.
How long does it take for Advil® Respiratory Products to work?
It varies among people but most will feel an effect within one hour.
Is it necessary to take Advil® Respiratory products with food?
While it is not necessary to take Advil® products with food, if you find that the Advil® product upsets your stomach, consider taking medication with food or milk. Discontinue use of the product if the stomach upset continues.
What is the difference between Advil® Liqui-Gels® and caplets?
Each Advil® dosage form is effective for all of the indications on the label. It is a personal choice as to which dosage form is preferred. Advil® Liqui-Gels® contain solubilized ibuprofen, which is a form that quickly absorbs into the body for fast pain relief. The oblong shape of the caplets are intended to make these forms easy to swallow.
Can I use Advil® products beyond the expiration date?
We recommend that the product not be used after the expiration date. All our products are assigned an expiration date, which is based upon extensive stability studies. The product is effective until the last day of the month noted on the package. The potency of the ingredients slowly diminishes over an extended period of time, and the expiration date is determined by the least stable ingredient in the product.
What is the expiration date?
The expiration dating can be found on the package.
Can these products be refrigerated?
It is not recommended to refrigerate the product as the recommended storage condition is between 68 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit. We cannot guarantee the stability of our product if it is not stored according to the recommended storage conditions found on the product packaging.
Is it necessary to take Advil® Allergy & Congestion Relief with food?
While it’s not necessary to take Advil® Allergy & Congestion Relief with food, if you find yourself with an upset stomach, consider taking your next dosage with food or milk. Stop using Advil® Allergy & Congestion Relief if your stomach continues to be upset and seek for healthcare and professional help.
Can I use Advil® Allergy & Congestion Relief beyond the expiration date?
It’s not recommended to use Advil® Allergy & Congestion Relief past its expiration date as the effectiveness of the ingredients is only assured until the date printed on the package
Can Advil® Allergy & Congestion Relief be refrigerated?
It’s not recommended to refrigerate the product as the recommended storage condition is between 68 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit. We cannot guarantee the stability of our product if it is not stored according to the recommended storage conditions found on the product packaging.
What are the product indications for Advil® Allergy & Congestion Relief?
Use this product to temporarily relieve these symptoms associated with hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies, and the common cold: • runny nose • itchy, watery eyes • itching of the nose or throat • sneezing • nasal congestion • sinus pressure • headache • minor aches and pains • fever
How long do the effects of Advil® Allergy & Congestion Relief last? How is it dosed?
Adults and children 12 years of age and over: take 1 tablet every 4 hours while symptoms persist. Do not use more than 6 tablets in any 24-hour period unless directed by a doctor. Children under 12 years of age: do not use because this product contains too much medication for children under this age.
What are the product indications for Advil® Multi-Symptom Clod & Flu?
Use this product to temporarily relieve symptoms associated with the common cold or flu: • headache • fever • sinus pressure • nasal congestion • minor body aches and pains • sneezing • runny nose • reduces swelling of the nasal passages • temporarily restores freer breathing through the nose.
Is it necessary to take Advil® Multi Symptom Cold & Flu with food?
While it is not necessary to take the product with food, if you find that the Advil® product upsets your stomach, consider taking the medication with food or milk. Discontinue use of the product if stomach upset continues.
How long do the effects of Advil® Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu last? How is it dosed?
Adults and children 12 years of age and over: take 1 tablet every 4 hours while symptoms persist. Do not use more than 6 tablets in any 24-hour period unless directed by a doctor. Children under 12 years of age: do not use this product.
How long can/should I take Advil® Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu?
Stop use and ask doctor if symptoms persist more than 7 days.
How should I store Advil® Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu product?
The product should be stored out of the reach of children at a controlled room temperature (between 68°F and 77° F (20-25°C). Avoid high temperature and humidity.

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