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Common Advil Side Effects


The most commonly reported Advil side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Condition Aggravated (185)
Overdose (175)
Dizziness (162)
Hypersensitivity (158)
Abdominal Pain Upper (158)
Urticaria (153)
Vomiting (148)
Nausea (147)
Dyspnoea (142)
Somnolence (140)
Headache (137)
Abdominal Discomfort (131)
Feeling Abnormal (121)
Insomnia (119)
Dyspepsia (113)
Swelling Face (109)
Malaise (108)
Pruritus (107)
Rash (106)
Diarrhoea (100)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Advil Side Effects Reported to FDA



Advil Side Effect Report#9893750
Diabetes Mellitus
This is a report of a 63-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: pain in extremity, who was treated with Advil (dosage: Unk, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Diabetes Mellitus after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Advil treatment in male patients, resulting in Diabetes Mellitus side effect.
Advil Side Effect Report#9892036
Extrasystoles, Palpitations, Atrial Tachycardia
This report suggests a potential Advil Cold And Sinus Extrasystoles side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 56-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis and used Advil Cold And Sinus (dosage: Unk) starting NS. After starting Advil Cold And Sinus the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Extrasystoles, Palpitations, Atrial TachycardiaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Advil Cold And Sinus demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Extrasystoles, may still occur.
Advil Side Effect Report#9891811
Anaphylactic Reaction, Angioedema, Laryngeal Discomfort, Hypotension
This Anaphylactic Reaction problem was reported by a health professional from FR. A 15-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: headache. On 201308 this consumer started treatment with Advil (dosage: 1 Df, Single). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Advil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Anaphylactic Reaction, Angioedema, Laryngeal Discomfort, HypotensionThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Anaphylactic Reaction, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Advil Side Effect Report#9891359
Nausea
This Nausea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 42-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: headache,migraine,thyroid disorder.The patient was prescribed Advil (drug dosage: Unk, As Needed), which was initiated on 201401. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Advil the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: NauseaThese side effects may potentially be related to Advil.
Advil Side Effect Report#9888334
Overdose, Abdominal Pain Upper
This is a report of a 18-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Advil (dosage: 50 Pills, At Once, start time:
Feb 05, 2014), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Overdose, Abdominal Pain Upper after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Advil treatment in female patients, resulting in Overdose side effect.
Advil Side Effect Report#9888301
Nausea, Vomiting, Malaise
This report suggests a potential Advil Nausea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 20-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: headache,muscle spasms and used Advil (dosage: Unk) starting NS. After starting Advil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Nausea, Vomiting, MalaiseAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Advil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Nausea, may still occur.
Advil Side Effect Report#9888278
Gastric Perforation, Spinal Disorder, Irritability, Tremor, Paraesthesia
This Gastric Perforation problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: pain. On NS this consumer started treatment with Advil (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Methocarbamol (Unk)
  • Gabapentin (Unk)
  • Depixol (Unk)
  • Extra Strength Tylenol (Unk)
  • Aleve (Unk)
  • Amitriptyline (Unk)
When using Advil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Gastric Perforation, Spinal Disorder, Irritability, Tremor, ParaesthesiaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Gastric Perforation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Advil Side Effect Report#9885517
Cellulitis, Torticollis, Aphagia, Trismus, Erythema, Peritonsillar Abscess
This Cellulitis side effect was reported by a health professional from FR. A 53-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: tonsillitis.The patient was prescribed Advil (drug dosage: 400 Mg, Single), which was initiated on
May 14, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Solupred (60 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Augmentin (1 G, 2x/day)
.After starting to take Advil the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Cellulitis, Torticollis, Aphagia, Trismus, Erythema, Peritonsillar AbscessThese side effects may potentially be related to Advil. The patient was hospitalized.
Advil Side Effect Report#9885513
Glossodynia
This is a report of a 3-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Advil (dosage: Unk, start time:
Feb 04, 2014), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Glossodynia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Advil treatment in female patients, resulting in Glossodynia side effect.
Advil Side Effect Report#9885508
Hepatocellular Injury
This report suggests a potential Advil Hepatocellular Injury side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 42-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from FR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: headache and used Advil (dosage: 200 Mg, 3x/day, As Needed) starting
Dec 22, 2013. After starting Advil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Hepatocellular InjuryAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Paracetamol (1 G, 4x/day, As Needed)
  • Paracetamol (1 G, Daily)
  • Paracetamol (3 G, Daily)
  • Paracetamol (2 G, Daily)
  • Lamaline (1 Df, 1x/day)
  • Biprofenid Lp (100 Mg, 3x/day)
  • Alprazolam (0.25 Mg, Daily)
  • Seroplex (10 Mg)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Advil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hepatocellular Injury, may still occur.
Advil Side Effect Report#9885292
Oesophageal Pain, Oesophageal Discomfort, Flatulence
This Oesophageal Pain problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 35-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On 201312 this consumer started treatment with Advil (dosage: 200 Mg, As Needed). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Advil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Oesophageal Pain, Oesophageal Discomfort, FlatulenceAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Oesophageal Pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Advil Side Effect Report#9880816
Overdose, Product Quality Issue
This Overdose side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 57-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: toothache.The patient was prescribed Advil (drug dosage: 200 Mg, Unk), which was initiated on
Feb 02, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Advil the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Overdose, Product Quality IssueThese side effects may potentially be related to Advil.
Advil Side Effect Report#9879426
Gastric Ulcer, Nausea, Body Height Decreased
This is a report of a 50-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Advil (dosage: Unk, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Ibuprofen (Unk)
  • Naproxen Sodium (Unk)
  • Motrin (Unk)
  • Aleve (Unk)
  • Prednisone (Unk)
  • Imuran (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Gastric Ulcer, Nausea, Body Height Decreased after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Advil treatment in female patients, resulting in Gastric Ulcer side effect.
Advil Side Effect Report#9871171
Abdominal Pain Upper, Abdominal Discomfort
This report suggests a potential Advil Abdominal Pain Upper side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 67-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: back pain,arthralgia and used Advil (dosage: 200 Mg, As Needed) starting 201401. After starting Advil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Abdominal Pain Upper, Abdominal DiscomfortAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Advil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Abdominal Pain Upper, may still occur.
Advil Side Effect Report#9871162
Hypersensitivity, Rhinorrhoea, Ocular Hyperaemia, Lacrimation Increased
This Hypersensitivity problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 78-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: arthralgia,blood pressure abnormal. On NS this consumer started treatment with Advil (dosage: 200 Mg, Daily). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Diovan (12.5 Mg, Daily)
When using Advil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Hypersensitivity, Rhinorrhoea, Ocular Hyperaemia, Lacrimation IncreasedAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Hypersensitivity, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Advil Side Effect Report#9870753
Abdominal Pain Upper
This Abdominal Pain Upper side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 78-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: pain.The patient was prescribed Advil Gelcaps (drug dosage: 400 Mg, Unk), which was initiated on
Jan 30, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Advil Gelcaps the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Abdominal Pain UpperThese side effects may potentially be related to Advil Gelcaps.
Advil Side Effect Report#9870448
Breast Cancer Female
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: pain,scoliosis,hypertension, who was treated with Advil (dosage: 400 Mg, Every 4 Hrs, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Breast Cancer Female after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Advil treatment in female patients, resulting in Breast Cancer Female side effect.
Advil Side Effect Report#9869459
Joint Swelling, Weight Increased, Insomnia, Fall, Arthralgia, Mobility Decreased
This report suggests a potential Advil Joint Swelling side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 76-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: pain,scoliosis,hypertension and used Advil (dosage: 400 Mg, Every 4 Hrs) starting NS. After starting Advil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Joint Swelling, Weight Increased, Insomnia, Fall, Arthralgia, Mobility DecreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Advil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Joint Swelling, may still occur.
Advil Side Effect Report#9868577
Headache
This Headache problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: pain. On 201401 this consumer started treatment with Advil (dosage: Unk, Once A Day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Lasix (40 Mg, Unk)
When using Advil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: HeadacheAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Headache, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Advil Side Effect Report#9863823
Injection Site Pain, Hyperthermia, Cellulitis, Injection Site Inflammation, Vaccination Site Vesicles, Lymphadenopathy
This Injection Site Pain side effect was reported by a health professional from FR. A 8-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: pain,immunisation.The patient was prescribed Advil (drug dosage: 1 Df, Single), which was initiated on
Nov 06, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Infanrix Tetra (1 Df, Single)
  • Emla Patch (Unk)
.After starting to take Advil the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Injection Site Pain, Hyperthermia, Cellulitis, Injection Site Inflammation, Vaccination Site Vesicles, LymphadenopathyThese side effects may potentially be related to Advil. The patient was hospitalized.
Advil Side Effect Report#9861835
Oral Discomfort, Glossodynia, Hypoaesthesia Oral
This is a report of a 45-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: back pain, who was treated with Advil (dosage: Unk, As Needed, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Oral Discomfort, Glossodynia, Hypoaesthesia Oral after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Advil treatment in female patients, resulting in Oral Discomfort side effect.
Advil Side Effect Report#9858282
Dyspepsia, Eructation, Malaise, Product Coating Issue, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
This report suggests a potential Advil Dyspepsia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 44-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: musculoskeletal pain and used Advil (dosage: 200 Mg, Two Times A Day) starting 201401. After starting Advil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Dyspepsia, Eructation, Malaise, Product Coating Issue, Gastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Advil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dyspepsia, may still occur.
Advil Side Effect Report#9858275
Dyspepsia, Eructation, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Product Coating Issue
This Dyspepsia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 43-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On 201401 this consumer started treatment with Advil (dosage: 200 Mg, Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Advil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Dyspepsia, Eructation, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Product Coating IssueAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dyspepsia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Advil Side Effect Report#9858163
Abdominal Pain Upper, Cow^s Milk Intolerance, Food Allergy, Food Allergy
This Abdominal Pain Upper side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 66-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: joint injury.The patient was prescribed Advil (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Mar 03, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Advil the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Abdominal Pain Upper, Cow^s Milk Intolerance, Food Allergy, Food AllergyThese side effects may potentially be related to Advil.
Advil Side Effect Report#9858081
Abdominal Discomfort
This is a report of a 41-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: sleep disorder,restless legs syndrome, who was treated with Advil (dosage: Unk, As Needed, start time: 201401), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Abdominal Discomfort after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Advil treatment in female patients, resulting in Abdominal Discomfort side effect.


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The appearance of Advil on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Advil Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Dizziness 121
Abdominal Pain Upper 120
Overdose 117
Nausea 114
Condition Aggravated 113
Hypersensitivity 112
Vomiting 108
Abdominal Discomfort 103
Headache 100
Somnolence 100

What are common Advil Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Condition Aggravated 72
Overdose 54
Urticaria 54
Hypersensitivity 46
Dyspnoea 42
Dizziness 41
Somnolence 40
Vomiting 40
Abdominal Pain Upper 38
Headache 37

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    Advil Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0573-0133
    TypeHUMAN OTC DRUG
    Proprietary NameAdvil
    Nameibuprofen sodium
    Dosage FormTABLET, COATED
    RouteORAL
    On market since20130708
    LabelerPfizer Consumer Healthcare
    Active Ingredient(s)IBUPROFEN SODIUM
    Strength(s)256
    Unit(s)mg/1
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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 3776

    Advil safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 55

    Reported hospitalizations: 612

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