Advil Dual Action with Acetaminophen at Vitacost.com
Advil Dual Action with Acetaminophen Description
Contains 2 Medicines
Acetaminophen Plus Ibuprofen
Acetaminophen - 250mg and Ibuprofen (NSAID) 125 mg
Caplets (Capsule-Shaped Tablets)
Fights pain two ways: Acetaminophen blocks pain signals, Ibuprofen targets pain at the source.
What is Advil Dual Action?
Advil Dual Action contains two medications that treat pain: ibuprofen and acetaminophen. It has the following amounts of each medication in a single pill:
- Ibuprofen: 250 mg
- Acetaminophen: 125 mg
Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which helps stop processes that promote inflammation and pain. Acetaminophen is not an NSAID but rather, a pain reducer that blocks the transmission of pain signals.
Is it safe to take ibuprofen and acetaminophen together?
In general, yes. Ibuprofen and acetaminophen work differently in the body to relieve pain, act on different organs, and are cleared from the body by different organs. But, it always depends on the medications and your personal health.
Taking two medications that work the same way and affect the same parts of the body is not recommended, as it can increase the risk of side effects. For example, taking ibuprofen (Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve) together is not recommended because they are both NSAIDS.
With any pain reliever, you should only take the minimal amount you need to relieve your pain. Always ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you aren’t sure about what dose is safe for you.
Indicated for temporary relief of mild pain caused by headache, backache, muscular aches, toothache, menstrual cramps, minor pain of arthritis
2 tablets every 8 hours while symptoms persist; not to exceed 6 tablets/day, unless directed by physician.
Take with food or milk if GI distress occurs
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Acetaminophen containing products: Not to exceed a cumulative dose of 3.25 g/day of acetaminophen; under supervision of healthcare professional, daily doses of up to 4 g/day may be used.
If you are concerned about adverse effects from taking ibuprofen and acetaminophen together, consult your healthcare provider or pharmacist for help. Also, if you have liver disease, kidney disease, or a bleeding disorder, talk to your doctor before taking Advil Dual Action.
Please refer to package for additional warnings for this product.