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Fever 1 reviews 379 medications
   
9.5
Headache 4 reviews 246 medications
   
9.5
Gout, Acute 1 reviews 83 medications
   
9.0
Muscle Pain 5 reviews 348 medications
   
7.9
Rheumatoid Arthritis 1 reviews 345 medications
   
6.7
Pain 3 reviews 1118 medications
   
6.5
Sciatica 1 reviews 282 medications
   
4.0
Back Pain 2 reviews 178 medications
   
3.0
Spondylolisthesis 1 reviews 50 medications
   
2.0
Other 2 reviews
   
8.3
Summary of Advil reviews 21 reviews 6.4

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For Headache "Always take this pain pills is the ONLY ONE works for me and I visited to many doctors office and change medication but always back to advil because is more safe to take this compare to the doctor prescription."

   
10

JB 2019 December 26, 2016

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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."

   
7.0

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)."

   
10

S_KittenLover7172006 (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 22, 2016

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For Spondylolisthesis "Not great for your gut long term"

   
2.0

Jrpuk (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 15, 2015

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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."

   
1.0

L5-S1 hern/nerve damage (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 4, 2015

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For Back Pain "This works very well for me, and needless to say is readily available. The trick is knowing when to take one or when to take two."

   
7.0

Marcus99 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 23, 2015

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For Pain "I recently got braces, the pain quickly started and lasted long. Luckily, I took Advil and the pain has subsided."

   
8.0

Random Human (taken for less than 1 month) August 25, 2014

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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!"

   
8.0

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."

   
9.0

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."

   
10

Anonymous March 7, 2012

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For Muscle Pain "A soon as I took it I started having blurry images, I couldn't breathe and everything turned for the worse. I feel like everything that surrounds me are circling or rolling."

   
4.0

Danbetsy06 October 6, 2011

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For Headache "Definitely relieves my headache."

   
10

Anonymous October 2, 2011

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For Muscle Pain "I have severe hip flexor pain, and my doctor recommended this. It did nothing for it. "

   
1.0

Anonymous April 20, 2011

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For Muscle Pain "When I have trouble sleeping I can take one Advil and sleep all night. I also use Advil when I have pains in my muscles or back from exercising too much."

   
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Anonymous October 27, 2010

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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."

   
9.0

psarq August 1, 2010

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For Sciatica "Taking up to 800mg Ibuprofen for persistent sciatica. It is more effective than Tylenol with codeine which didn't help - relief lasting about 1 hour. "

   
8.0

Davee3 October 13, 2009

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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."

   
10

MaMaChris February 15, 2009

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For Muscle Pain "It's good for back problems."

   
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lanmanator February 13, 2009

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For Cystic Fibrosis "I tried it once and loved it. It was like hearing the Beatles for the first time."

   
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twoslicktwotouch June 12, 2008

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For Pain "I love this product! I was in severe pain until I started taking Advil. Right away I like felt the pain go away - it was like the first time I heard the Beatles. Thank you so much."

   
10

freakinnaughty May 22, 2008

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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."

   
9.0

smoore002 May 9, 2008

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