Advil vs Aspirin for Headaches

Advil
(OTC)
Aspirin
(OTC)
Advil is a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Aspirin is an antiplatelet medication and an anti-inflammatory, fever reducing and pain relief medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Headaches
2.3
Concern level
1.2
Helpfulness
for Headaches
2.9
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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May 18, 1984
January 14, 2013
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
235,153 Discussions
476,905 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Headaches
#3 for Cramping
#4 for Swelling
#5 for Fever
#6 for Migraines
#7 for Back Pain
#8 for Pain Relief
#9 for Flu
#10 for Teething
Advil is approved for Pain and Headaches and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Headaches
#4 for Miscarriage
#5 for Blood Clots
#6 for Heart Attack
#7 for Migraines
#8 for Stroke
#9 for Swelling
#10 for Cancer
#11 for Cramping
#12 for Fever
#13 for Acne
Aspirin is approved for Pain, Headaches and Clotting Disorder and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, it is taken to prevent Miscarriage and Blood Clots.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Adv
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Stomach Problems
3
Liver Damage
1
Hives
1
Aura
1
Ovarian Cysts
1
Gastritis
1
Brain Tumor
1
Kidney Failure
1
Blurred Vision
1
Asp
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Tinnitus
3
Liver Damage
1
Suicide
1
Chicken Pox
1
Hearing Loss
1
Stomach Irritation
1
Hypoglycemia
1
Exfoliation
1
Anaphylaxis
1
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Withdrawal Symptoms
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Asp
5
3
Stomach Problems
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3
0
Liver Damage
Adv
Asp
1
1
Hives
Adv
Asp
1
0
Aura
Adv
Asp
1
0
Ovarian Cysts
Adv
Asp
1
0
Gastritis
Adv
Asp
1
0
Brain Tumor
Adv
Asp
1
0
Kidney Failure
Adv
Asp
1
0
Blurred Vision
Adv
Asp
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Asp
Adv
3
5
Tinnitus
Asp
Adv
3
0
Liver Damage
Asp
Adv
1
1
Suicide
Asp
Adv
1
0
Chicken Pox
Asp
Adv
1
0
Hearing Loss
Asp
Adv
1
0
Stomach Irritation
Asp
Adv
1
0
Hypoglycemia
Asp
Adv
1
0
Exfoliation
Asp
Adv
1
0
Anaphylaxis
Asp
Adv
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Advil during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Aspirin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Advil and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Aspirin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 100 mg, 200 mg
Tablet: 75 mg, 80 mg, 81 mg, 162 mg, 325 mg, 487.5 mg, 500 mg, 650 mg, 800 mg, 975 mg, 500-80-80-71 mg
Suppository: 60 mg, 120 mg, 125 mg, 130 mg, 200 mg, 300 mg, 325 mg, 600 mg, 650 mg, 1200 mg
Capsule: 81 mg, 162.5 mg
Gum: 227 mg
Packet: 650 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Ibuprofen , Chlorpheniramine maleate/Pseudoephedrine hcl/Ibuprofen
Aspirin, Aspirin/Caffeine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Advil and Aspirin: Moderate Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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