Major Ibuprofen 200 mg - 1000 Tablets | Advil



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Major Ibuprofen 200 mg - 1000 Tablets | Advil

Expiration Date: 8-2025

Active Ingredient

  • Ibuprofen 200 mg (NSAID) - Pain reliever/Fever reducer

Equivalent To

  • Advil


  • Temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to
    • Headache
    • Muscular aches
    • Minor pain of arthritis
    • Toothache
    • Backache
    • The common cold
    • Menstrual cramps
    • Temporarily reduces fever

Dosage Form

  • Tablet


  • 200mg per tablet


  • 1000 Tablets

Disclaimer: This is a generic medicine equivalent to the brand name drug Advil®. It has the same active ingredient Ibuprofen and is produced under strict quality standards. Though it has the same therapeutic effect, it may differ in color, shape, packaging, and price.

Dosage and Administration

  • Do not take more than directed
  • The smallest effective dose should be used
  • Adults and children 12 years and older
    • Take 1 tablet every 4 to 6 hours while symptoms persist
    • If pain or fever does not respond to 1 tablet, 2 tablets may be used
    • Do not exceed 6 tablets in 24 hours, unless directed by a doctor
  • Children under 12 years
    • Ask a doctor

Warnings and Precautions

  • Allergy Alert
    • Ibuprofen may cause severe allergic reaction, especially in people allergic to aspirin
    • Symptoms may include
      • Hives
      • Facial Swelling
      • Asthma (wheezing)
      • Shock 
      • Skin reddening
      • Rash
      • Blisters 
    • If allergic reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away
  • Stomach Bleeding Warning
    • This product contains an NSAID, which may cause severe stomach bleeding
    • The chances are higher if you
      • Are age 60 or older
      • 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 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
      • Take more for a longer time than directed 
  • Heart Attack and Stroke Warning
    • NSAID's, except aspirin, increase the risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke
    • These can be fatal
    • The risk is higher if you use more than directed or for longer than directed
  • Do Not Use 
    • If you have ever had an allergic reaction to ibuprofen or any other pain reliever/fever reducer
    • Right before or after heart surgery
  • Ask a Doctor or Pharmacist Before Use if You Are
    • Taking aspirin for heart attack or stroke, because ibuprofen may decrease this benefit of aspirin
    • Under a doctor's care for any serious condition
    • Taking any other drug
  • When Using This Product
    • Take with food or milk if upset stomach occurs
  • Stop Use and Ask a Doctor If
    • You experience any of the following signs of stomach bleeding
      • Feel faint
      • Vomit blood
      • Have blood or black stools
      • Have stomach pain that does not get better
      • You have symptoms of heart problems or stroke
      • Chest pain
      • Trouble breathing
      • Weakness in one part or side of body
      • Slurred speech
      • Leg swelling
      • Pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days 
      • Fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days 
      • Redness or swelling is present in the painful area
      • Any new symptoms appear
  • Keep Out of Reach of Children
    • In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away

Possible Side Effects

When taken at the recommended dose of 200 mg, it is generally considered safe for most people. However, like any medication, ibuprofen can have potential side effects. Some possible side effects of ibuprofen 200 mg may include:

  1. Upset stomach: Ibuprofen can irritate the lining of the stomach, leading to symptoms such as stomach pain, indigestion, nausea, or heartburn. Taking ibuprofen with food or milk can help reduce this side effect.

  2. Gastric ulcers and bleeding: Prolonged or excessive use of ibuprofen can increase the risk of developing gastric ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding. This risk is higher in individuals with a history of ulcers or gastrointestinal problems.

  3. Increased blood pressure: Ibuprofen may cause a temporary increase in blood pressure, especially in people with pre-existing high blood pressure or cardiovascular conditions.

  4. Allergic reactions: Some individuals may experience allergic reactions to ibuprofen, which can manifest as hives, rash, itching, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Allergic reactions are rare but require immediate medical attention.

  5. Kidney problems: Long-term or high-dose use of ibuprofen may lead to kidney damage or worsen existing kidney problems. People with pre-existing kidney disease or dehydration are at higher risk.

  6. Liver damage: Although rare, high doses of ibuprofen can cause liver damage. It is important to follow the recommended dosage and avoid combining it with other medications that can affect the liver.

  7. Headaches and dizziness: Some people may experience headaches or dizziness as a side effect of ibuprofen, though these symptoms are usually mild and temporary.

  8. Skin reactions: In rare cases, ibuprofen can cause skin reactions such as rash, blisters, or peeling. If you experience a severe skin reaction, seek medical attention immediately.

Other Information

  • Read all warnings and directions before use
  • Store at 20-25°C (68-77°F)
  • Avoid high humidity and excessive heat above 40°C  (104°F)

Inactive Ingredients

  • Colloidal Silicon Dioxide, Corn Starch, Croscarmellose Sodium, Hypromellose, Iron Oxide Red, Iron Oxide Yellow, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Polyethylene Glycol, Polysorbate 80, Stearic Acid, Titanium Dioxide 


Q:What is Ibuprofen 200mg used for?

Ibuprofen 200mg is commonly used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and lower fever. It can be used to alleviate various conditions such as headaches, muscle aches, toothaches, menstrual cramps, and minor injuries.

Q: How does Ibuprofen 200mg work?

Ibuprofen belongs to a class of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, which are responsible for pain, inflammation, and fever in the body.

Q: How should I take Ibuprofen 200mg?

Ibuprofen 200mg tablets should be taken orally with a full glass of water. Follow the instructions on the packaging or the advice of your healthcare provider. It is typically recommended to take the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration necessary.

Q: Can I take Ibuprofen 200mg with food?

Yes, you can take Ibuprofen 200mg with food or milk to help minimize stomach upset. Taking it with a meal can also slow down its absorption and reduce the risk of stomach irritation.

Q: Can I take Ibuprofen 200mg if I have a sensitive stomach?

Ibuprofen may cause stomach irritation in some individuals. If you have a history of a sensitive stomach, it is advisable to take Ibuprofen with food or consider alternative pain relief options. Additionally, consult your healthcare provider for personalized advice.

Q: How long does it take for Ibuprofen 200mg to start working?

Ibuprofen typically starts working within 30 minutes to an hour after ingestion. However, the onset of relief may vary depending on the individual, the specific condition being treated, and other factors.

Q: Can I take Ibuprofen 200mg while pregnant or breastfeeding?

It is generally recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before taking any medication, including Ibuprofen, during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. They can assess your specific situation and provide guidance on the appropriate use of medications.

Q: Can I take Ibuprofen 200mg if I have other medical conditions?

Certain medical conditions, such as stomach ulcers, kidney disease, liver disease, asthma, or cardiovascular conditions, may require caution or avoidance when using Ibuprofen. It is essential to consult your healthcare provider for personalized advice based on your medical history.

Q: Can I take Ibuprofen 200mg if I'm already taking other medications?

Ibuprofen can interact with certain medications, such as blood thinners, corticosteroids, and certain antihypertensive drugs. Consult your healthcare provider or pharmacist to ensure there are no potential interactions between Ibuprofen 200mg and your current medications.

Q: Can I drink alcohol while taking Ibuprofen 200mg?

It is generally advisable to avoid or limit alcohol consumption while taking Ibuprofen. Alcohol and Ibuprofen can both irritate the stomach lining, and combining them may increase the risk of stomach irritation or bleeding.

Q: How often can I take Ibuprofen 200mg?

Ibuprofen 200mg is typically taken every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain relief. However, it is important to follow the dosing instructions on the packaging or the advice of your healthcare provider. Do not exceed the recommended dosage.

Q: Can I give Ibuprofen 200mg to my child?

Ibuprofen dosages for children are based on their age and weight. Ibuprofen 200mg tablets are not typically suitable for children. It is best to consult with a pediatrician or pharmacist to determine the appropriate dosage form and strength for your child.

Q: What are the possible side effects of Ibuprofen 200mg?

Possible side effects of Ibuprofen 200mg include upset stomach, gastric ulcers and bleeding, increased blood pressure, allergic reactions, kidney problems, liver damage, headaches, dizziness, and skin reactions. However, not everyone will experience these side effects, and some individuals may have different reactions.

Q: Is Ibuprofen 200mg addictive?

No, Ibuprofen 200mg is not addictive.

Q: Can I overdose on Ibuprofen 200mg?

Yes, it is possible to overdose on Ibuprofen 200mg or any other medication containing ibuprofen. Taking more than the recommended dose can lead to serious complications. Always follow the recommended dosage instructions and seek medical attention if an overdose is suspected.

Q: Can I take Ibuprofen 200mg for a long time?

Prolonged use of Ibuprofen 200mg should be done under the guidance of a healthcare professional. Long-term use may increase the risk of side effects, such as stomach ulcers, kidney damage, or cardiovascular issues.

Q: Can Ibuprofen 200mg interact with other medications or supplements?

Yes, Ibuprofen 200mg can interact with certain medications, such as blood thinners, corticosteroids, certain antidepressants, and herbal supplements like St. John's wort. It is important to inform your healthcare provider or pharmacist about all the medications and supplements you are taking to avoid potential interactions.

Q: Is there a difference between Ibuprofen 200mg and other strengths of Ibuprofen?

The difference between different strengths of Ibuprofen lies in the dosage, meaning the amount of active ingredient (ibuprofen) in each tablet. Ibuprofen 200mg is a lower strength compared to higher-dose tablets, such as Ibuprofen 400mg or 600mg. The appropriate strength depends on the specific condition being treated and the guidance of your healthcare provider.

Remember, it's always best to consult with a healthcare professional or pharmacist for personalized advice regarding your specific situation and any questions you may have.