ADVIL OTC

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ADVIL

Arthritis/rheumatic disorders
Dysmenorrhea
Nonnarcotic analgesics
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Ibuprofen 200mg; gel caplets; caplets; tabs; liqui-gels.

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Indications for ADVIL:

Minor arthritic pain.

Adult:

Use lowest effective dose. 200–400mg every 4–6hrs; max 1.2g/day.

Children:

Use Children's form.

Contraindications:

Aspirin allergy. Immediately before or after cardiac surgery.

Warnings/Precautions:

Increased risk of severe stomach bleeding. History of GI disorders (eg, heartburn, bleeding ulcers). Increased risk of heart attack or failure, and stroke. Hypertension. Heart disease. Recent stroke. Liver cirrhosis. Renal disease. Asthma. Reevaluate if pain persists or worsens after ≥10 days or fever lasts ≥3 days. Elderly. Pregnancy (avoid during 3rd trimester). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Avoid aspirin or other pain relievers. Increased risk of GI bleed with anticoagulants, corticosteroids, other OTC or Rx NSAID-containing products (eg, ibuprofen, naproxen, others), ≥3 alcoholic drinks/day, or prolonged use. Caution with diuretics.

Pharmacological Class:

NSAID (propionic acid deriv.).

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset/bleed, rash, symptoms of heart problems or stroke (eg, trouble breathing, feel faint, slurred speech), allergic reactions; discontinue if occur.

How Supplied:

Gel caplets—8, 24, 50, 100, 200; Caplets—24, 50, 72, 100, 150, 200; Tabs—8, 24, 50, 72, 100, 150, 200; Liqui-Gels—20, 40, 80, 120, 160

Indications for ADVIL:

Dysmenorrhea.

Adult:

Use lowest effective dose. 200–400mg every 4–6hrs; max 1.2g/day.

Children:

Not applicable.

Contraindications:

Aspirin allergy. Immediately before or after cardiac surgery.

Warnings/Precautions:

Increased risk of severe stomach bleeding. History of GI disorders (eg, heartburn, bleeding ulcers). Increased risk of heart attack or failure, and stroke. Hypertension. Heart disease. Recent stroke. Liver cirrhosis. Renal disease. Asthma. Reevaluate if pain persists or worsens after ≥10 days or fever lasts ≥3 days. Elderly. Pregnancy (avoid during 3rd trimester). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Avoid aspirin or other pain relievers. Increased risk of GI bleed with anticoagulants, corticosteroids, other OTC or Rx NSAID-containing products (eg, ibuprofen, naproxen, others), ≥3 alcoholic drinks/day, or prolonged use. Caution with diuretics.

Pharmacological Class:

NSAID (propionic acid deriv.).

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset/bleed, rash, symptoms of heart problems or stroke (eg, trouble breathing, feel faint, slurred speech), allergic reactions; discontinue if occur.

How Supplied:

Gel caplets—8, 24, 50, 100, 200; Caplets—24, 50, 72, 100, 150, 200; Tabs—8, 24, 50, 72, 100, 150, 200; Liqui-Gels—20, 40, 80, 120, 160

Indications for ADVIL:

Minor aches and pain. Fever.

Adult:

Use lowest effective dose. 200–400mg every 4–6hrs; max 1.2g/day.

Children:

Use Children's form.

Contraindications:

Aspirin allergy. Immediately before or after cardiac surgery.

Warnings/Precautions:

Increased risk of severe stomach bleeding. History of GI disorders (eg, heartburn, bleeding ulcers). Increased risk of heart attack or failure, and stroke. Hypertension. Heart disease. Recent stroke. Liver cirrhosis. Renal disease. Asthma. Reevaluate if pain persists or worsens after ≥10 days or fever lasts ≥3 days. Elderly. Pregnancy (avoid during 3rd trimester). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Avoid aspirin or other pain relievers. Increased risk of GI bleed with anticoagulants, corticosteroids, other OTC or Rx NSAID-containing products (eg, ibuprofen, naproxen, others), ≥3 alcoholic drinks/day, or prolonged use. Caution with diuretics.

Pharmacological Class:

NSAID (propionic acid deriv.).

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset/bleed, rash, symptoms of heart problems or stroke (eg, trouble breathing, feel faint, slurred speech), allergic reactions; discontinue if occur.

How Supplied:

Gel caplets—8, 24, 50, 100, 200; Caplets—24, 50, 72, 100, 150, 200; Tabs—8, 24, 50, 72, 100, 150, 200; Liqui-Gels—20, 40, 80, 120, 160