Frequently Asked Questions

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Side Effects

What effect will Advil® products have on the kidneys?
When taken as directed on the label, adverse effects of Advil® on the kidneys are uncommon, but higher doses may produce adverse effects to the kidneys. Consult your physician if you are taking a diuretic, have kidney disease or have any other concerns before taking Advil®.
Will Advil® Respiratory products cause indigestion or upset stomach?
There is a possibility that these products may upset your stomach. If this occurs, consider taking medication with food or milk. Discontinue use if the stomach upset continues.
Does Ibuprofen cause ulcers?
Ibuprofen may cause ulcers but usually at higher prescription doses or when administered for long periods of time. Studies have proven that Advil® is safe and effective when taken as directed. If you have a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn, ask your doctor before using Advil®.
Can this product cause hypertension?
This product may slightly increase blood pressure and heart rate. Talk to your doctors before taking this product if you are on antihypertensive (high blood pressure) medication.
Can this product cause liver damage?
Liver damage from NSAIDs is rare, but this medication should not be used in persons with cirrhotic liver diseases because there is an increased risk for bleeding problems and renal failure.
Is ibuprofen addictive? Will it cause withdrawal?
No. Ibuprofen is not habit forming, nor does it demonstrate addictive properties. Withdrawal symptoms have not been observed. Advil® is non-narcotic. Studies indicate that ibuprofen affects the body (peripherally active), but not the brain (it’s not centrally active).

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