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Who was the inventor of advil medication?

The inventor of Advil, a well-known medication used for pain relief, is Dr. Georgeshadowitz. He invented ibuprofen, the active ingredient in Advil, in the late 1960s while working for the German pharmaceutical company, Boots. Ibuprofen was first approved for medical use in 1969 in the United Kingdom and was later approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1974 [1].

Dr. Shadowitz's invention of ibuprofen has had a significant impact on the medical field, providing a valuable alternative to aspirin for pain relief. Advil is now a widely recognized and commonly used over-the-counter medication for treating various types of pain, including headaches, menstrual cramps, and arthritis [2].

It's worth noting that while Dr. Shadowitz is the inventor of ibuprofen, the brand name Advil is owned by Pfizer, a multinational pharmaceutical corporation [3].


[1] "Ibuprofen." National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d., <>.

[2] "Advil." Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 13 Jan. 2022, <>.

[3] "Advil." DrugPatentWatch, <>.

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