Document and Entity Information
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2016
Document and Entity Information  
Entity Registrant Name AbbVie Inc.
Entity Central Index Key 0001551152
Document Type 10-Q
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2016
Amendment Flag false
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 1,628,542,359
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2