User Reviews for Advil
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|Fever||1 reviews||377 medications|
|Headache||3 reviews||245 medications|
|Gout, Acute||1 reviews||83 medications|
|Muscle Pain||5 reviews||343 medications|
|Rheumatoid Arthritis||1 reviews||342 medications|
|Pain||3 reviews||1091 medications|
|Sciatica||1 reviews||280 medications|
|Back Pain||2 reviews||178 medications|
|Spondylolisthesis||1 reviews||50 medications|
|Summary of Advil reviews||18 reviews||6.4|
Reviews for Advil
For Headache "Advil is my pain reliever of choice, and I take it occasionally to relieve severe headaches; however, it is not without its (many) faults. For starters, it often takes as long as 2 hours to start acting. Also, it is VERY hard on my stomach—taking even the smallest recommended dose makes me feel queasy and nauseous. I actually prefer the children's Advil, as it has a similar pain-relieving effect without as much stomach pain. Overall, Advil is a worthwhile pain medication, but I would recommend using it sparingly."
pseudonymous (taken for less than 1 month) October 16, 2016
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For Headache "I have used Advil (Ibuprofen) for over a year for most headaches. It works like a charm, better than any other medicine I've tried, even ones previous doctors have recommended (my current one does recommend Advil). When I was a kid, I used the children's Advil (chewable), and it still worked great. It didn't taste like grease, unlike most other children's medicine I had. Now as an adult, I still love it. I've never experienced any side effects, nor have I ever had any negative reactions to it. It starts kicking in super quickly, and the headaches don't tend to come back after I take a tablet of Advil. Overall highly recommended, not too pricey (especially for the amount of drug in each capsule and for the number of capsules in a container)."
S_KittenLover7172006 (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 22, 2016
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For Back Pain "Awful, to say the least. Don't even consider this if you have anything more than a headache, and even that won't be tolerable after taking a few of these."
L5-S1 hern/nerve damage (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 4, 2015
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"My tonsils have been hurting very badly the whole day that I felt like crying. 10 minutes after taking Advil, I felt such a relief. More than half of the pain was gone and I was able to take my final exams for school without any pain. Thank you so much Advil!"
riririn (taken for less than 1 month) December 2, 2012
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For Pain "I've been taking Advil (Ibuprofen) since 1999 for headaches and body pains. I sometimes take this with the prescription medication Maxalt (which treats migraines) I've have REALLY bad headaches and migraines since I was in grade school and took Tylenol until when into my late 20's. I then started taking the regular 2 tablet dose, 400 mg. I HAVE on occasion upped the dosage (not on doctors instruction) to 600mg if the 400mg dosage isn't effective and the pain doesn't not subside within 30-45 minutes."
When Dee April 2, 2012
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For Rheumatoid Arthritis "I'm starting to have pain in 2 of my fingers on my right hand, and I know that my family history has arthritis, so by taking 800mgs of Advil, it seems to take away the pain. I also found that putting heat on it, helps the pain also."
Anonymous March 7, 2012
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For Gout, Acute "I have used Advil to treat my gout for years. I start off with 3 when there's pain, then 2 every 6 hours throughout the 1st day. Beyond that, I keep it within the recommended dosage of no more than 1200/day and I typically do that much for the first 3-5 days after an attack occurs. I use the rapid release kind or it doesn't work at all."
psarq August 1, 2010
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For Muscle Pain "About a year after having my daughter my lower back and hips started hurting so bad (mostly from carrying her around) that I couldn't sleep. Advil worked great! One pill and I slept all night."
MaMaChris February 15, 2009
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For Fever "Works great to reduce fever. For pains caused by fever I recommend taking 400mg of Ibuprofen (Advil) with 1000mg of Acetaminophen (Tylenol.) The two work well with each other and are safe to use together."
smoore002 May 9, 2008
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