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Advil 12 Hour is a prescription medication used to relieve pain from various conditions such as headache, dental pain, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, or arthritis. It can be used to reduce fever and to relieve minor aches and pain due to the common cold or flu. The active ingredient in Advil 12 Hour is ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking your body's production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation.
Use and Dosage
The recommended dosage for adults and children 12 years and over is 1 tablet every 12 hours while symptoms persist. Swallow the tablet whole with water and not exceed 2 tablets in 24 hours, unless directed by a doctor. Additionally, Advil 12 Hour should not be used longer than 3 days for a fever or 10 days for pain, unless directed by a doctor.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. To reduce your risk of stomach bleeding and other side effects, take this medication at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time. Do not increase your dose or take this drug more often than directed by your doctor or the package label. For ongoing conditions such as arthritis, continue taking this medication as directed by your doctor.
Common Side Effects of Advil 12 Hour (Ibuprofen):
- Fluid retention
- Ringing in the ears
- Skin peeling
- Stomach and abdominal pain
- Sun sensitivity (photosensitivity reactions)
- Swelling (edema)
Serious Side Effects of Advil 12 Hour (Ibuprofen):
- Back pain
- Blurred vision, changes in color vision, or other vision problems
- Cloudy, discolored, or bloody urine
- Difficult or painful urination
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Excessive tiredness
- Fast heartbeat
- Fever, rash, blisters, or peeling skin
- Flu-like symptoms
- Headache, stiff neck, fever
- Loss of appetite
- Pain in the upper right part of the stomach
- Pale skin
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Swelling of the abdomen, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- Swelling of the eyes, face, throat, arms, or hands
- Unexplained weight gain
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes
Forms and Strength
Advil 12 Hour (Ibuprofen) is available in the following forms and strength:
Advil 12 Hour: Tablet
- 600 mg
- People who are allergic to ibuprofen, aspirin or other NSAIDs should not take Advil 12 Hour.
- Advil 12 Hour may cause an increased risk of serious heart problems such as heart attack and stroke, particularly in people who have a history of heart disease or high blood pressure.
- Advil 12 Hour may also increase the risk of stomach ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding, especially in people who have a history of ulcers or gastrointestinal problems.
- People who have liver or kidney problems, or who are taking other medications that may affect the liver or kidneys, should consult a doctor before taking Advil 12 Hour.
- Advil 12 Hour can interact with other medications, including blood thinners, corticosteroids, and certain other pain relievers. Consult a doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medications before taking Advil 12 Hour.
- Advil 12 Hour may cause allergic reactions in some people. Signs of an allergic reaction may include hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face or throat, and skin rash. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of these symptoms.
- Advil 12 Hour should not be taken during the third trimester of pregnancy as it may harm the unborn baby. Consult a doctor before taking this medication if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
- Advil 12 Hour can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Consult a doctor before taking this medication if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed.
- Advil 12 Hour may cause dizziness and drowsiness. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how the medication affects you.
- Long-term use of Advil 12 Hour may increase the risk of kidney damage, especially in people who have pre-existing kidney problems or who take high doses of the medication.
- Advil 12 Hour may interact with alcohol and increase the risk of stomach bleeding and other gastrointestinal problems. Again, read and follow the label instructions and consult a healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns about using Advil 12 Hour.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How often can I take Advil 12 Hour?
The recommended dosage for adults and children 12 years and over is 1 tablet every 12 hours while symptoms persist. Do not exceed 2 tablets in 24 hours, unless directed by a doctor.
How many hours can you take Advil ibuprofen?
For most adults and children aged 12 years and older, the recommended OTC dose of ibuprofen is 200 mg by mouth every 4 to 6 hours. If 200 mg didn't help enough, you have the option to take 400 mg at your next dose. You shouldn't take more than 1,200 mg of ibuprofen in a 24-hour period.
How long is it safe to take Advil daily?
The current recommendations for ibuprofen are to limit daily use to no more than 30 days.
It's important to purchase Advil 12 Hour from verified Canadian pharmacy.