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Nov. 07, 2019
Document Information [Line Items]  
Document Type 8-K
Amendment Flag false
Document Period End Date Nov. 07, 2019
Entity File Number 001-35565
Entity Registrant Name ABBVIE INC.
Entity Central Index Key 0001551152
Entity Tax Identification Number 32-0375147
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE
Entity Address, Address Line One 1 North Waukegan Road
Entity Address, City or Town North Chicago
Entity Address, State or Province IL
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 60064-6400
City Area Code 847
Local Phone Number 932-7900
Written Communications false
Soliciting Material false
Pre-commencement Tender Offer false
Pre-commencement Issuer Tender Offer false
Entity Emerging Growth Company false
Common Stock [Member] | NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, INC. [Member]  
Document Information [Line Items]  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, $0.01 Par Value
Trading Symbol ABBV
Security Exchange Name NYSE
Common Stock [Member] | CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE, INC [Member]  
Document Information [Line Items]  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, $0.01 Par Value
Trading Symbol ABBV
Security Exchange Name CHX
Sec 1.375 Senior Notes Due 2024 [Member] | NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, INC. [Member]  
Document Information [Line Items]  
Title of 12(b) Security 1.375% Senior Notes due 2024
Trading Symbol ABBV24
Security Exchange Name NYSE
Sec 0.750 Senior Notes Due 2027 [Member] | NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, INC. [Member]  
Document Information [Line Items]  
Title of 12(b) Security 0.750% Senior Notes due 2027
Trading Symbol ABBV27
Security Exchange Name NYSE
Sec 2.125 Senior Notes Due 2028 [Member] | NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, INC. [Member]  
Document Information [Line Items]  
Title of 12(b) Security 2.125% Senior Notes due 2028
Trading Symbol ABBV28
Security Exchange Name NYSE
Sec 1.250 Senior Notes Due 2031 [Member] | NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, INC. [Member]  
Document Information [Line Items]  
Title of 12(b) Security 1.250% Senior Notes due 2031
Trading Symbol ABBV31
Security Exchange Name NYSE