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#9999194
Anxiety, Depersonalisation, Derealisation, Visual Acuity Reduced, Pain, Depression, Hyperhidrosis, Dizziness, Disturbance In Attention
This is a report of a 20-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: insomnia, who was treated with Advil Pm (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Anxiety, Depersonalisation, Derealisation, Visual Acuity Reduced, Pain, Depression, Hyperhidrosis, Dizziness, Disturbance In Attention after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Advil Pm treatment in female patients, resulting in Anxiety side effect.
Advil Side Effect Report#9999111
Hypersensitivity
This report suggests a potential Advil Liqui-gels 200mg Pfizer Hypersensitivity side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 49-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: headache,pyrexia and used Advil Liqui-gels 200mg Pfizer (dosage: 1 Pill 4-6 Hr) starting
Feb 16, 2014. After starting Advil Liqui-gels 200mg Pfizer the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: HypersensitivityAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Advil Liqui-gels 200mg Pfizer demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hypersensitivity, may still occur.
Advil Side Effect Report#9997785
Foreign Body, Oropharyngeal Pain, Dyspepsia, Irritability
This Foreign Body problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: musculoskeletal pain. On
Feb 26, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Advil (dosage: 400 Mg, Once). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Advil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Foreign Body, Oropharyngeal Pain, Dyspepsia, IrritabilityAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Foreign Body, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Advil Side Effect Report#9997770
Dysphagia, Throat Tightness
This Dysphagia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 58-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: headache,arthralgia.The patient was prescribed Advil (drug dosage: Unk, As Needed), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Advil the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Dysphagia, Throat TightnessThese side effects may potentially be related to Advil.
Advil Side Effect Report#9997744
Dysphagia, Foreign Body
This is a report of a 85-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: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Dysphagia, Foreign Body after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Advil treatment in female patients, resulting in Dysphagia side effect.
Advil Side Effect Report#9997718
Dyspnoea
This report suggests a potential Advil Dyspnoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: procedural pain and used Advil (dosage: 200mg Two Times A Day) starting NS. After starting Advil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: DyspnoeaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Advil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dyspnoea, may still occur.
Advil Side Effect Report#9997692
Joint Swelling
This Joint Swelling problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: pain in extremity. On 201403 this consumer started treatment with Advil (dosage: 256 Mg, Once A Day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Advil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Joint SwellingAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Joint Swelling, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Advil Side Effect Report#9992726
Activities Of Daily Living Impaired
This Activities Of Daily Living Impaired side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 70-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: sleep disorder.The patient was prescribed Advil Pm (drug dosage: 2 Tablets As Needed), which was initiated on 201402. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Advil Pm the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Activities Of Daily Living ImpairedThese side effects may potentially be related to Advil Pm.
Advil Side Effect Report#9992584
Aphagia, Tongue Disorder, Glossodynia
This is a report of a 45-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: tooth extraction,pain, who was treated with Advil (dosage: 200 Mg, Every 4 Hrs, start time:
Mar 06, 2014), combined with:
  • Oxycontin (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Aphagia, Tongue Disorder, Glossodynia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Advil treatment in female patients, resulting in Aphagia side effect.
Advil Side Effect Report#9992498
Dysphagia, Oral Discomfort
This report suggests a potential Advil Dysphagia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: headache,arthralgia and used Advil (dosage: Unk, As Needed) starting NS. After starting Advil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Dysphagia, Oral DiscomfortAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Advil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dysphagia, may still occur.
Advil Side Effect Report#9981041
Hypersensitivity
This Hypersensitivity problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 56-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: nasal congestion. On
Feb 24, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Advil Allergy And Congestion Relief (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Advil Allergy And Congestion Relief, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: HypersensitivityAlthough 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#9978179
Urticaria, Lip Swelling
This Urticaria side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 17-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: pain in jaw.The patient was prescribed Advil (drug dosage: 200 Mg, As Needed), which was initiated on 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Advil the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Urticaria, Lip SwellingThese side effects may potentially be related to Advil.
Advil Side Effect Report#9978117
Off Label Use, Malaise, Nausea
This is a report of a 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: arthritis, who was treated with Advil (dosage: Unk, As Needed, start time: 201402), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Off Label Use, Malaise, Nausea after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Advil treatment in female patients, resulting in Off Label Use side effect.
Advil Side Effect Report#9978100
Urticaria, Lip Swelling
This report suggests a potential Advil Urticaria side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 16-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: pain in jaw and used Advil (dosage: 200 Mg, As Needed) starting 2013. After starting Advil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Urticaria, Lip SwellingAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Advil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Urticaria, may still occur.
Advil Side Effect Report#9975914
Rash
This Rash problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 22-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: pyrexia. On
Feb 28, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Advil (dosage: 200 Mg, Daily). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Dayquil (Unk)
When using Advil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: RashAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Rash, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Advil Side Effect Report#9972794
Cough, Nasopharyngitis, Product Coating Issue
This Cough side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 74-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: pain in extremity.The patient was prescribed Advil (drug dosage: 200 Mg, 2x/day), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Advil the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Cough, Nasopharyngitis, Product Coating IssueThese side effects may potentially be related to Advil.
Advil Side Effect Report#9953887
Oropharyngeal Pain, Foreign Body
This is a report of a 40-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: pain, who was treated with Advil (dosage: Up To 6 Tablets, As Needed, start time: 201402), combined with:
  • Tylenol (1000 Mg (2 Tablets Of 500 Mg), Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Oropharyngeal Pain, Foreign Body after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Advil treatment in male patients, resulting in Oropharyngeal Pain side effect.
Advil Side Effect Report#9949106
Rash
This report suggests a potential Advil Congestion Relief Rash side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 37-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: sinus headache and used Advil Congestion Relief (dosage: Unk, As Needed) starting
Feb 18, 2014. After starting Advil Congestion Relief the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: RashAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Advil Congestion Relief demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Rash, may still occur.
Advil Side Effect Report#9938790
Pyrexia
This Pyrexia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 29-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: nasal congestion,sinus headache. On
Feb 24, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Advil Cold And Sinus (dosage: One Capsule, Two Times A Day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Advil Cold And Sinus, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: PyrexiaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pyrexia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Advil Side Effect Report#9928836
Foreign Body
This Foreign Body side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 17-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: pyrexia.The patient was prescribed Advil (drug dosage: One Tablet, Once), which was initiated on
Feb 21, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Advil the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Foreign BodyThese side effects may potentially be related to Advil.
Advil Side Effect Report#9927997
Fatigue, Somnolence, Nausea, Dizziness
This is a report of a 45-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: headache,pain, who was treated with Advil (dosage: Two Tablets, Daily, start time: 201401), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Fatigue, Somnolence, Nausea, Dizziness after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Advil treatment in female patients, resulting in Fatigue side effect.
Advil Side Effect Report#9927898
Overdose, Product Colour Issue
This report suggests a potential Advil Overdose side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: back disorder,scoliosis,cardiac disorder and used Advil (dosage: Two Tablets At Every 4 Hour) starting NS. After starting Advil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Overdose, Product Colour IssueAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Advil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Overdose, may still occur.
Advil Side Effect Report#9924753
Poor Quality Sleep, Gastric Disorder
This Poor Quality Sleep problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 74-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: pain in jaw. On
Feb 19, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Advil (dosage: Two Tablets, Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Advil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Poor Quality Sleep, Gastric DisorderAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Poor Quality Sleep, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Advil Side Effect Report#9924566
Haematochezia
This Haematochezia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 85-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Advil Pm (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Advil Pm the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: HaematocheziaThese side effects may potentially be related to Advil Pm.
Advil Side Effect Report#9919590
Incorrect Dose Administered, Haemarthrosis, Haematoma, Injury, Haemoglobin Decreased, Fracture, Arthropathy, Arthralgia
This is a report of a 83-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:
Jan 18, 2014), combined with:
  • Xarelto (20 Mg, 1x/day (1 In 1 Day))
  • Xarelto (20 Mg, 1x/day (1 In 1 Day))
  • Xarelto (15 Mg, 1x/day (1 In 1 Day))
  • Multaq (Unk)
  • Advil Pm (200 Mg, (in 1 As Necessary))
  • Asa (81 Mg, Unk)
  • Cardizem (10 Mg, 1x/day (1 In 1 Day))
  • Flecainide (50 Mg, 2x/day (2 In 1 Day))
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Incorrect Dose Administered, Haemarthrosis, Haematoma, Injury, Haemoglobin Decreased, Fracture, Arthropathy, Arthralgia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Advil treatment in female patients, resulting in Incorrect Dose Administered side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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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 Effects Reports
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 Effects Reports
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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    NDC 0573-0133
    Type HUMAN OTC DRUG
    Proprietary Name Advil
    Name ibuprofen sodium
    Dosage Form TABLET, COATED
    Route ORAL
    On market since 20130708
    Labeler Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
    Active Ingredient(s) IBUPROFEN SODIUM
    Strength(s) 256
    Unit(s) mg/1
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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 3776

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    Reported deaths: 55

    Reported hospitalizations: 612

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