What pill is oval, white and says ip465?

Not Medical Advice: Pill imprint IP 465 has been identified as Ibuprofen 600 mg.

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis. It is also used to relieve pain caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual cramps, or minor injury. It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.

Prescription ibuprofen comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken three or four times a day for arthritis or every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain. Nonprescription ibuprofen comes as a tablet, chewable tablet, suspension (liquid), and drops (concentrated liquid).

Adults and children older than 12 years of age may usually take nonprescription ibuprofen every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain or fever. Children and infants may usually be given nonprescription ibuprofen every 6 to 8 hours as needed for pain or fever, but should not be given more than 4 doses in 24 hours.

Various brand names available for medicines containing ibuprofen include: Addaprin, Advil, Caldolor, Cedaprin, I-Prin, Midol, Motrin, Motrin IB, NeoProfen, Profen IB, Proprinal and Ultraprin.

Tip! More info about ibuprofen, its side effects, dosage, interactions and precautions to follow can be found at NIH.gov.

Millions of Americans take over-the-counter painkillers like Advil or Aleve for any random ache, pain, or cold symptom, without a second thought. What most don't know is that those drugs are are responsible for over 16,000 deaths per year: that's more deaths per year than caused by asthma or AIDS. Read more at The Huffington Post.

Updated on Friday, September 26 2014 at 12:50PM EDT
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