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So this month I was sent some samples of Advil® Film-Coated Tablets from Crowdtap! This is my review!

Official description
Our latest innovation in relief stops pain before it gets worse. This Advil® is formulated with a unique Advil Ion Core™ Technology and an ultra thin shell to absorb quickly – in fact nothing is proven to work faster*

Use fast acting Advil® Film-Coated for headaches, muscle aches, toothaches, menstrual cramps, back pain, and aches and pains associated with the common cold. Fast acting Advil® Film-Coated leverages the rapid absorption properties of ibuprofen sodium, now available for the first time in the US.

Where to buy
From Amazon – 20 tablets for $4.97 USD with free shipping. 40 tablets for $3.69 USD with free shipping or 80 tablets for $1.99 + $4.99 shipping USD. 20 caplets for $4.79 USD with free shipping or 80 caplets for $5.49 USD with free shipping.


  • do not take more than directed
  • the smallest effective dose should be used
  • adults and children 12 years and over: 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

I received samples in foil packets. They are white with blue accents and lettering. They also have the Advil logo. It has product information on both sides.

Scent and formula
These have no scent and the taste is sweet, but there is no flavor. I received the tablets. They are round and flat. The coating is a peachy beige color and the inside is white. The Advil logo is printed on one side in black.

Active: Ibuprofen 200 mg (provided as ibuprofen sodium 256 mg) (NSAID)*. Inactive: acesulfame potassium, caramel color, carnauba wax, colloidal silicon dioxide, copovidone, ferric oxide, hypromellose, mannitol, medium-chain triglycerides, microcrystalline cellulose, natural and artificial flavor, pharmaceutical ink, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, sucralose, titanium dioxide.

I received 8 sample packets and gave 4 away. I’ve taken Advil in the past; migraine, tablets, gel caps, etc. I used to pop Advil Migraine like it was candy. I eventually stopped taking over the counter pain relievers because my pain got so bad they just weren’t helpful anymore. I got on Gabapentin which helped with nerve pain. Over the years I’ve taken over the counter pain pills occasionally, mostly whatever store brand I happened to be at! I’ve taken these a couple of times. I find that they do kick in a little faster than what I normally take, and they do help. I have been getting more headaches and migraines again, while these don’t touch a migraine, they did help with a headache I had which is more than the ones I usually try do. I also took some on Sunday. We did pumpkins on Saturday, which resulted in me doing most of the work and by Saturday night my right shoulder was in a lot of pain. I figured I’d sleep it off, but Sunday it was still hurting, so I popped a couple of these and it took the edge off. I think next time I get some OTC pain relievers I’ll be getting a bottle of these. They seem to work faster and a litter better than what I am use to. I also noticed these to make me sick to my stomach, which is something I’m use to when I take OTC pain relievers. Some upset my stomach worse than others, but these don’t at all, which is a big plus. These are also fairly inexpensive. You can find these online at a lot of place and also in store.

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