Advil vs Ponstel

Advil
(OTC)
Ponstel
(Rx)
Advil is a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Ponstel is a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
No score available
Helpfulness
for Pain
2.8
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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May 18, 1984
March 28, 1967
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
235,227 Discussions
961 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 Cramping
#4 for Endometriosis
#5 for Severe Pain
Ponstel is prescribed for Pain, Cramping, Menstrual Cramps and Endometriosis and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Adv
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Stomach Problems
1
Liver Damage
1
Hives
1
Aura
1
Ovarian Cysts
1
Gastritis
1
Brain Tumor
1
Kidney Failure
1
Blurred Vision
1
Pon
Fever
4
Nausea
3
Vomiting
3
Ulcerative Colitis
2
Depression
2
Addiction
2
Vulvodynia
2
Endometritis
2
Blood Clots
2
Bloating
2
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Withdrawal Symptoms
Adv
Pon
2
0
Stomach Problems
Adv
Pon
1
0
Liver Damage
Adv
Pon
1
0
Hives
Adv
Pon
1
0
Aura
Adv
Pon
1
0
Ovarian Cysts
Adv
Pon
1
0
Gastritis
Adv
Pon
1
0
Brain Tumor
Adv
Pon
1
0
Kidney Failure
Adv
Pon
1
0
Blurred Vision
Adv
Pon
1
0
Fever
Pon
Adv
4
0
Nausea
Pon
Adv
3
0
Vomiting
Pon
Adv
3
0
Ulcerative Colitis
Pon
Adv
2
0
Depression
Pon
Adv
2
0
Addiction
Pon
Adv
2
0
Vulvodynia
Pon
Adv
2
0
Endometritis
Pon
Adv
2
0
Blood Clots
Pon
Adv
2
0
Bloating
Pon
Adv
2
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 Ponstel 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 Ponstel and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 100 mg, 200 mg
Capsule: 250 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Ibuprofen , Chlorpheniramine maleate/Pseudoephedrine hcl/Ibuprofen
Mefenamic Acid
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Advil and Ponstel: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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