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Brand name: Advil TM

Active ingredients: ibuprofen

What it is used for

Temporary relief of acute pain where inflammation is present such as back, neck and muscle pain. Temporary relief of headache, migraine headache, tension headache, period pain, dental pain, arthritis pain, rheumatic pain, tennis elbow pain, sore throat, sinus pain, and pain associated with the common cold and flu. Reduces fever

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Tablet, sugar coated

Pinkish-brown, sugar-coated round tablet, smooth in texture, with a polished surface. "advil" printed on one side, in black ink.

How to take this medicine: Oral

Part 2: Tablet, sugar coated

Pinkish-brown, sugar-coated round tablet, smooth in texture, with a polished surface. "advil" printed on one side, in black ink.

How to take this medicine: No information available

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

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Storage instructions

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 4 Years.

Do I need a prescription?

These medicine packs are available from a pharmacy without prescription. They are Schedule 2: Pharmacy Medicine.

  • 40, 48, 50, 90, 96,1 00 pack

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for these medicines. You can ask your pharmacist. These medicines are Not Scheduled.

  • 2, 4, 6,10, 12, 20, 24 pack

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Over 65?

This medicine contains the active ingredients:

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient ibuprofen

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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