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Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2015
Jan. 31, 2016
Jun. 30, 2015
Document and Entity Information      
Entity Registrant Name AbbVie Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001551152    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2015    
Amendment Flag false    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Public Float     $ 109,991,857,664
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   1,611,238,226  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2015    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY