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ADVIL® Tablets
TYLENOL® Extra Strength
CHARACTERISTICS
FORMS

Liquidgels, Caplets

Liquidgels, Mini-gels, Tablets

Rapid Release Gels, Coated Tablets, Caplets

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen

Acetaminophen

DOSING

1 pill every 4 to 6 hrs while symptoms persist; if pain or fever does not respond to 1 pill, 2 pills may be used; do not exceed 6 pills in 24 hours

1 pill every 4 to 6 hrs while symptoms persist; if pain or fever does not respond to 1 pill, 2 pills may be used; do not exceed 6 pills in 24 hours

2 pills every 6 hrs while symptoms last; do not take more than 6 pills in 24 hours

IS A NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUG (NSAID)
Yes
Yes
No
RELIEVES FEVER
Yes
Yes
Yes
RELIEVES MINOR BACK PAIN/BACKACHE
Yes
Yes
Yes
RELIEVES MINOR HEADACHE
Yes
Yes
Yes
RELIEVES MINOR MUSCLE PAIN/MUSCLE ACHES
Yes
Yes
Yes
RELIEVES MINOR PREMENSTRUAL AND MENSTRUAL PAIN
Yes
Yes
Yes
RELIEVES MINOR TOOTHACHE
Yes
Yes
Yes
PROVIDES FAST PAIN RELIEF
Yes
Yes
Yes
RELIEVES MINOR ARTHRITIS PAIN/JOINT PAIN
Yes
Yes
Yes
WORKS CENTRALLY TO RELIEVE YOUR PAIN
Yes
Yes
Yes
MAY INTERFERE WITH THE BENEFITS OF ASPIRIN HEART THERAPY
Yes
Yes
No
INCREASES YOUR RISK OF HEART ATTACK, HEART FAILURE, AND STROKE
Yes
Yes
No
MAY CAUSE SEVERE STOMACH BLEEDING
Yes
Yes
No
CONTAINS LIVER WARNING 1* 1* 2*
MAY BE MORE APPROPRIATE FOR THOSE WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, KIDNEY DISEASE, STOMACH PROBLEMS, OR HEART DISEASE
No
No
Yes
  1. Ask a doctor before use if you have liver cirrhosis
  2. Liver warning: This product contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if you take more than 4,000 mg of acetaminophen in 24 hours with other drugs containing acetaminophen, 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
  3. Ask a doctor before use if you have liver disease
  4. Use products only as directed
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