Advil is a brand of tablets or capsules containing the active ingredient ibuprofen. You can buy it without a prescription from a grocery store or a pharmacy.
Advil belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Advil is used to reduce pain and inflammation (redness and swelling) in conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used in muscle and bone injuries such as sprains, strains, low back pain, rheumatism and tendonitis. However, Advil does not cure these conditions.
Swallow Advil whole with a full glass of water, preferably with or straight after food.