What effect will Advil® have on the kidneys?

When taken as directed on the label, adverse effects of Advil® on the kidneys are uncommon, but higher doses may produce adverse effects on the kidneys. Consult your physician before taking Advil® if you are taking a diuretic, have kidney disease or have any other concerns.

What effect will Advil® have on the liver?

When taken according to the label, adverse effects of Advil® on the liver are uncommon. Effects of ibuprofen on the liver are rare but may include liver disorder, abnormal liver function, hepatitis and jaundice, and, they may occur at higher than recommended OTC doses. Consult your physician if you have liver cirrhosis before taking Advil® or if you have other concerns about taking Advil®.

Will the pain-relieving effect of Advil® diminish with long-term use?

No. Buildup of tolerance has not been observed. However, bear in mind that over-the-counter pain relievers (Advil® or otherwise) should not be used for longer than 10 days unless directed by a physician.

Can I take Advil® if I am pregnant or nursing a baby?

As with any medication, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, you should seek the advice of a health professional before using an Advil® product. It is especially important not to use ibuprofen during the last three months of pregnancy unless definitely directed to do so by a physician.

Does Advil® make you sleepy?

Drowsiness is not an expected effect when doses of product are taken as directed on the label. In addition to a pain reliever ingredient, Advil® PM has a nighttime sleep aid ingredient and the two ingredients help ease pain so that you can sleep better.

Is ibuprofen addictive? Will it cause withdrawal symptoms?

No. Ibuprofen is not habit forming, nor does it demonstrate addictive properties. Withdrawal symptoms have not been observed. Advil® is nonnarcotic. Studies indicate that ibuprofen affects the body (peripherally active), not the brain (not centrally active).

Does Advil® cause ulcers?

Ibuprofen may cause ulcers but usually at higher prescription doses or when administered for long periods of time. Studies have proven that Advil® is safe and effective when taken as directed. If you have a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn, consult your doctor before using Advil®.