ip466 pill (Ibuprofen 800 mg)

Ibuprofen is classified under various drug types. It is not a narcotic although it appears that it is often confused for Vicodin or Percocet by lay persons. The pill which is marked with IP466 is the highest dose of Ibuprofen 800mg. Although it is a potent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and antirheumatic agent it is not a narcotic.

As a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent, Ibuprofen is used to control moderate pain, fever and various inflammatory conditions as discussed below.

Ibuprofen is also classified as an antipyretic. Antipyretics help to decrease fever from inflammation, neoplasms, and infection.

It can also be classified as an antirheumatic drug which means that it is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It is often chosen over narcotics or stronger medications due to the fact that it allows normal motility and a higher quality of life. It does not prevent disease process or joint destruction.  (1, 3, 4, 13)


The specific medical indications for Ibuprofen prescription is pain which is considered to be mild or moderate and fever. It is also prescribed for the following inflammatory disorders:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis

The therapeutic effect is a decrease in pain and inflammation in the affected area and or decrease in fever. (1,3, 4, 13)


The decrease in fever is due to thermoregulation effects in the central nervous system. Ibuprofen inhibits prostaglandins which can also affect platelets.
Ibuprofen also has a very strong anti-inflammatory action.  (1,3, 4, 13)


The IP466 pill is well absorbed in the GI tract and does not enter into breast milk. It is mostly metabolized in the liver and a very small amount is excreted through the kidneys. The symptoms should begin to subside between one to two and a half hours depending on the person’s stature. The effect will peak between 2-4 hours and should last for up to 8 hours. (1, 4, 13)


  • Any patient with bleeding disorders should avoid taking Ibuprofen as well as any antipyretic medication.
  • Children should avoid using Ibuprofen as well as other antipyretics.
  • Patients with a history of ulcers should use Ibuprofen with caution.
  • An increase in GI irritations may be noticed if taken with corticosteroids.
  • Patients who are allergic to aspirin or another Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory should not take Ibuprofen.

If you have one of the following diagnosis you may want to check with your doctor before taking Ibuprofen:

  • History of heart attack
  • History of stroke
  • History of blood clot
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure or cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Smoker
  • Asthma
  • Fluid retention for any reason
  • Liver or kidney disease. (1,2,3, 4, 13)

Adverse reactions or Side Effects

These are the most documented side effects:

  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Dyspepsia (heartburn)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Anaphylaxis in cases of severe allergic reaction.

The IP466 pill (Ibuprofen) can cause a higher risk for heart attack or stroke due to platelet interactions.  (1,2, 13)
If you notice any of the following symptoms while taking Ibuprofen stop the medication and alert your doctor.

  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling or quick weight gain
  • Kidney or liver issues or pain
  • Low red blood cells
  • Vision changes

Availability and dosage.

Although the IP466 pill is only Ibuprofen, there are combination drugs made which include Ibuprofen.

  • Decongestants- such as over the counter diphenhydramine/ibuprofen (6), prescription ibuprofen/famotidine (7), over the counter ibuprofen/phenylephrine (9), over the counter ibuprofen/pseudoephedrine (10), over the counter ibuprofen/chlorpheniramine/pseudoephedrine (12)
  • hydrocodone (Vicoprofen) (11)
  • oxycodone (Combunox) (1,8)

Adults can take one tablet every 8 hours when prescribed by a doctor
Children are usually prescribed 4-10mg/kg/dose. (2,3,4,5, 13)

Patient Education

  • Be sure to always take IP466 with a full glass of water
  • Do not lay down for at least 15-30 min to decrease the chances of indigestion.
  • Always take as directed by your doctor.
  • Avoid use of alcohol or other NSAIDS
  • Use sunscreen in the case of sun sensitivity. (1,3, 4, 13)


What pill has ip466 on it?

Ibuprofen 800mg.

How long does it take for ibuprofen to cause kidney damage?
Ibuprofen will cause liver damage before kidney damage because most of the metabolism is done in the liver and only a small amount is filtered through the kidney.

How long does it take for liquid ibuprofen to work?
The liquid form will react faster than the IP466 pill form. It should have an onset of half an hour to an hour.

How many times a day can you take ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen is usually prescribed as every 8 hours or three to four times a day. Be sure to take the medication according to the label or prescription.

What is IBU 800 pill?

Ibuprofen 200mg pill.picture
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What pill has IP 466 on it?

Ibuprofen 800mg pill.image
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  1. Davis’s Drug guide for nurses, Judith Hopfer Deglin, April Hazard Vallerand.
  2. https://www.drugs.com/ibuprofen.html
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibuprofen
  4. http://reference.medscape.com/drug/advil-motrin-ibuprofen-343289
  5. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2172401-overview
  6. http://reference.medscape.com/drug/advil-pm-diphenhydramine-ibuprofen-999615
  7. http://reference.medscape.com/drug/duexis-ibuprofen-famotidine-999647
  8. http://reference.medscape.com/drug/combunox-oxycodone-ibuprofen-999445
  9. http://reference.medscape.com/drug/advil-congestion-relief-ibuprofen-phenylephrine-999644
  10. http://reference.medscape.com/drug/advil-cold-sinus-ibuprofen-pseudoephedrine-999654
  11. http://reference.medscape.com/drug/ibudone-hydrocodone-ibuprofen-999444
  12. http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/ibuprofen-oral-route/description/drg-20070602

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Article was last reviewed on April 2nd, 2017.

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