Advil® PM Caplets

Advil® PM Caplets


Advil® PM Caplets help you put pain to rest.

Don’t let backache, minor arthritis pain, joint pain or other minor nighttime aches and pains interrupt a restful night’s sleep. By combining the #1 selling pain reliever (Ibuprofen) with the #1 soothing sleep aid (Diphenhydramine)** pain won’t get in the way of your sleep.

With a patented bi-layer formula, Advil® PM Caplets help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

**Based on OTC sales.Compared to placebo or no treatment.

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Uses & Dosing Information

For relief of:

  • Occasional sleeplessness when associated with minor aches and pains

Helps you:

  • Fall asleep and stay asleep

12 years of age and older:

  • Take 2 caplets at bedtime.
  • Do not take more than 2 caplets in 24 hours.

Under 12 years of age:

  • Do not take.


Use as directed. Read complete warnings and information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the active ingredients in Advil® PM caplets?
Each Advil® PM caplet contains 200 mg of ibuprofen and 38 mg of diphenhydramine citrate, a gentle sleep aid. The ibuprofen relieves pain, while the diphenhydramine helps you get a full night’s sleep. The combination of these ingredients not only reduces your pain, it shortens the time it takes to fall asleep and increases the duration of your sleep. The result: a better night's sleep.
What is the recommended dosage for Advil® PM caplets?
The recommended dose of Advil® PM caplets is two caplets at bedtime, for adults and children 12 years and older. The two caplet dose contains a combined total of 400 mg of ibuprofen and 76 mg of diphenhydramine citrate. You should not take more than 2 capsules in 24 hours. Stop use and ask a doctor if: pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days or if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 2 weeks.
Can I take Advil® PM caplets with alcohol?
Avoid drinking alcohol. Advil® PM contains diphenhydramine, which may cause drowsiness - alcohol may intensify this side effect temporarily.
Is Advil® PM addictive?
Like any drug you become dependent on, Advil® PM can cause addiction problems. While the drug itself is not considered to be "addictive", the associations people can form with the drug and its results can create a dependency.