Not Medical Advice: A white, oval-shape pill with IP 190 500 imprint has been identified as Naproxen 500 mg.
Naproxen belongs to the group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAID). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
Naproxen is used to treat back pain, osteoarthritis, headache, ankylosing spondylitis, muscle pain, tendinitis, bursitis, gout, menstrual cramps and more.
In health news, despite new research that found that naproxen, the pain reliever in Aleve and other medications, is safer for the heart than rival drugs used by millions to treat arthritis and everyday aches and pains, a majority of federal health experts said the findings were not strong enough to sway product package labeling changes.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel voted 16-9 against the conclusion that naproxen has a lower risk of heart attack and stroke than similar anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen, sold as Advil and in other generic formulations. Read more here.