IMG_0784.JPG I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by fast acting Advil® Film-Coated and I received a free sample of Advil® Film-Coated. This is a sponsored post for SocialStars by Crowdtap. All opinions expressed are my own. #FastAdvil

Before I even jump into this post, I wanted to say that yes, this is a sponsored post because normally I wouldn’t write about what medicine I take, but I also wanted to put it out there that truthfully Advil is ALL I take when I need a painkiller. For real. I could give you guys dozens of examples but I have even had my relationship with Advil go so far that one doctor commented on it, “Wow, you really like Advil, huh?” (After one of my C-sections when I was adamant that I would not take their prescription painkillers to take home & would just be taking Advil.)

Advil has been my go-to painkiller for as long as I can remember. I guess part of it is that I’m not much of a pop-a-pill kind of person but if I have a reason to, that’s my brand. It has always gotten the job done for me.  It’s what I take when I have PMS; it’s what I take if I have a headache. It’s what I took last month when I had gum surgery and I needed a painkiller to help with the recovery and needed both a painkiller and anti-inflammatory.

So for me to accept a campaign with Advil was not a far stretch at all because I seriously believe it works.  In fact, I took one just this morning for PMS. (How’s that for too much information?)

Today’s post is specifically about Advil® Film-Coated, which is different than regular Advil. While regular Advil® also contain ibuprofen, fast acting Advil® Film-Coated contain an ion core of ibuprofen sodium, a salt form of ibuprofen that is much more soluble in water than standard ibuprofen. Because they are more soluble, they dissolve fast, and can be absorbed into the body fast.  Basically if you have a pain and you need relief FAST and can’t wait that 20 minutes it takes a normal Advil to kick in, go for this new product.

Fast acting Advil® Film-Coated also have an ultra thin film coating that dissolves quickly, while regular Advil® has a sugar coating.  I took a picture of the two Advils so you could see the difference.  The one on the left is Advil Film-Coated and the one on the right is regular Advil®.


I honestly can’t see a reason to not be always taking Advil® Film-Coated if I have the choice, having it work in only minutes?  Sign me up!

Also, if you have a preference on pill shape, they also offer a caplet:

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The pills are still the same dosage size, by the way.  200 mg of ibuprofen in each tablet or caplet.

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