Is Advil Ibuprofen?

In this article we discuss whether or not Advil is the same thing as ibuprofen.

Is Advil Ibuprofen?
Oct 23, 2017

Kyle asked

Is advil the same as ibuprofen?


AdvilYes, Advil is the same drug as ibuprofen. Ibuprofen the active ingredient in Advil and Motrin.

Advil is the brand, or trade name that is owned by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. Advil contains the drug ibuprofen as the active ingredient. If you look at the drug facts on a box of Advil, you will see ibuprofen listed under 'Active Ingredients'.

Advil (ibuprofen) is classified as a NSAID (Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug). It works by inhibiting an enzyme in our bodies known as COX (cyclooxygenase). This inhibition leads to causes the analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory effects of the drug. It is one of the most popular over the counter products for countless ailments such as fevers, aches, pains, inflammation and menstrual pain.

Motrin (ibuprofen), is yet another brand name (owned by Johnson & Johnson), that also contains ibuprofen as the active ingredient.

Advil comes in multiple dosage forms including tablets, capsules, softgels and liquigels - all which contain the same ingredient (ibuprofen). 

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