Can You Bring Advil On A Plane? 2024

Advil also known as ibuprofen is effective for treatment for pain, reducing fever and to relieve minor aches and headache.

There are other various brands including Genpril, Ibu-Tab, Cuprofen, Nurofen, and Motrin.

But can you bring Advil or ibuprofen on a plane?

Generally Advil is allowed on planes in both carry on and checked baggage in domestic flights, without any problem.

Keep reading to know more about traveling with Advil and where to pack it.

Let’s dive right in.

Bring Advil Through The Acuity Checkpoint

The TSA (the Transportation security administration) didn’t really mention Advil or ibuprofen on its website.

So I checked Twitter to find some answers.

Stephanies asked the TSA for her mom if she could take a bottle of Advil on the plane.

The TSA customer serve replied that 

Medication in pills form is allowed in carry-on bags without any issues.

Even Advil liqui-gel bottles are allowed in carry-on bags without any restrictions, The TSA liquid rule didn’t apply on them.

So you can still bring medication that is over 3.4 oz / 100 ml in carry on baggage.

Even when traveling with other types of medication the TSA liquid rule will not be applied, as long as you are taking them for personal use.

The limits will only apply if you want to bring a large amount.

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How Much ibuprofen Can I Bring On A Plane?

There are no limits to the amount of Advil or ibuprofen you can bring on domestic flights.

However it’s better to bring what you will only need in your carry-on bag to avoid any inconvenience at the security checkpoint.

You can also bring Advil in your checked baggage, but it is better to avoid placing medicines in a checked baggage.

Check baggage is more prone to be missed or mishandled, medicines need to be always inside your purse or personal litem.

Bring Advil On International Flights

When traveling on international flights, you will need to consider the rules for your destination country.

Most of the time you will need a letter of proof from your doctor that the medicine is prescribed to you.

For instance if you wanted to bring some type of medications ( or similar to Advil )to the US you will need to follow these FDA medication rules.

  • A prescriptions from a doctor needed and written in English
  • The medication need to be in its original package
  • you can’t bring more than what you will need

Final Thoughts

Advil or ibuprofen is allowed on planes in both carry on and checked baggage on most airlines.

Liqui-gels Advil are also good to take in carry-on baggage and you don’t need to worry about The TSA liquid rules or to place them in a toiletry bag.

We hope this helps

Happy travels

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