Advil Migraine

Generic Name: Ibuprofen

  • What is this medication?

    Advil Migraine is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve pain from migraine headaches.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Advil Migraine?

    Advil Migraine may cause a severe allergic reaction, especially in people allergic to aspirin. Signs of an allergic reaction include: hives, facial swelling, asthma (wheezing), shock, skin reddening, rash, and blisters. If you experience any of these symptoms, get medical help right away.

    Advil Migraine contains an NSAID, which may cause severe stomach bleeding. The chance is higher if you are ≥60 years, have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems, take a blood-thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug, take other drugs containing prescription or nonprescription NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others), have three or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product, or take more or for a longer time than directed.

    Stop using this product and talk to a doctor if you have any of these signs of stomach bleeding: faintness, vomiting blood, black or bloody stools, or stomach pain that does not get better.

    Do not use if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer.

    Do not use Advil Migraine right before or after heart surgery.

    Do not take more than directed and the smallest effective dose should be used. Do not take more than 2 capsules in 24 hours, unless directed by your doctor.

    When using this product, the risk of heart attack or stroke may increase if you use more than directed or for longer than directed.

    Stop using Advil Migraine and talk to a doctor if your migraine headache pain is not relieved or becomes worse after the first dose, or if any new symptoms develop.

    It is especially important not to use Advil Migraine during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless a doctor directs you to do so, since it may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. In the event of an overdose, obtain medical help or contact a poison control center immediately.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Advil Migraine?

    Ask your doctor if you should take this medication if you have never had migraines diagnosed by a doctor; you have a headache that is different from your usual migraines; have the worst headache of your life; have a fever and stiff neck; have headaches beginning after or caused by head injury, exertion, coughing or bending; have your first headache after the age of 50; have headaches daily; have a migraine severe enough to require bed rest; if the stomach bleeding warning applies to you; have a history of heartburn or other stomach problems; have high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, kidney disease, or asthma; have problems or serious side effects from taking pain relievers or fever reducers; or you are taking a diuretic.

    Ask your doctor or pharmacist before use if you are under a doctor's care for any serious condition, if you are taking aspirin for heart attack or stroke, or if you are taking any other drug.

    Talk to your doctor before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • What are the possible side effects of Advil Migraine?

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
  • What should I avoid while taking Advil Migraine?

    Avoid using Advil Migraine more than directed or for longer than directed as the risk for heart attack or stroke may be increased.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Advil Migraine?

    If Advil Migraine is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Advil Migraine with prescription or nonprescription NSAIDs, blood thinners (anticoagulants), or steroids.
  • What is the usual dosage of Advil Migraine?

    Adults: Take 2 capsules with a glass of water. If symptoms continue or become worse, talk to your doctor. Do not take more than 2 capsules in 24 hours, unless directed by your doctor.

    Children <18 years: Talk to your doctor before using Advil Migraine.

  • How should I store Advil Migraine?

    Store at room temperature, and avoid excessive heat.