Pills with the identification marking IP466 contain 800 mg of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug known generically as ibuprofen. Doctors often recommend NSAIDs such as ibuprofen for pain caused by inflammation such as that associated with arthritis. Most over-the-counter ibuprofen pills come in 200 mg doses, so your doctor will need to prescribe the higher dose pills for you. In this dosage, the medication usually is used to help treat arthritis and other moderate pain level ailments. This medication has reported side effects.
At any dose, including 800 mg, ibuprofen pills can cause some serious side effects. It may, for example, induce nausea as a common and serious side effect, MayoClinic.com reports. Nausea may occur along with other gastrointestinal side effects such as heartburn, belching, an acidic stomach or abdominal pain. The IP466 pills also may induce vomiting. If you get any of these serious side effects, speak with your physician immediately for help.
You also may develop problems with your breathing if you take IP466 ibuprofen pills. Your breathing may make a rattling or other noisy sound. You may feel short of breath because of the pills. You also may experience problems with your breathing when you exert yourself, or even at rest. These side effects are classified as serious and you need medical intervention to treat them, MayoClinic.com indicates.
Dizziness is a common side effect of ibuprofen that may include a sense of disequilibrium, Drugs.com indicates. This means you may feel light-headed as you stand or turn your head. This common side effect can be bothersome and you should not drive if you experience it. Talk to your practitioner about this side effect.
Constipation and Diarrhea
You may experience a need to have a bowel movement but with much difficulty. Your stool will have a hard consistency. Difficulty to move the stool from the rectum also may occur. Conversely, your stools may become loose and have a watery consistency. Either of these side effects, if they occur, classify as serious and may need medical treatment, MayoClinic.com states.
Gas from the rectum may occur as a side effect of taking IP466 ibuprofen pills, Drugs.com indicates. You may experience flatulence because of this drug. This does not classify as a serious side effect and should pass on its own. You also may develop a feeling of over-fullness because of the drug, referred to as bloating. This may occur as a serious side effect, MayoClinic.com reports, so report it to your physician immediately.