Common Name: oxaprozin
How does Daypro work?Oxaprozin belongs to a class of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs). It reduces pain, stiffness, and inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Your doctor may choose to use this medication for other conditions not listed here. If you're unsure why you are taking this medication, contact your doctor.
How should I use Daypro?The recommended adult dose ranges from 600 mg daily to 1,800 mg daily taken in one or two doses with food or milk. Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones given here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
What form(s) does Daypro come in?Each white, film-coated, capsule-shaped, scored caplet, with "DAYPRO" engraved on one side and "1381" on the other, contains oxaprozin 600 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients include cellulose, cornstarch, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, magnesium stearate, methylcellulose, polacrilin potassium, polyethylene glycol, and titanium dioxide.
What should I NOT take with Daypro?This medication should not be taken by anyone who: currently has or recently had an inflammatory disease of the stomach and intestines such as stomach or intestinal ulcer or ulcerative colitis is currently taking other NSAIDs is or may be allergic to oxaprozin or any of the ingredients of the medication has had an allergic reaction to ASA or any other anti-inflammatory medications has a history of significant liver disease or kidney disease
Are there any other precautions or warnings for Daypro?Fluid and electrolyte balance: Fluid retention and edema have been reported with use of this medication. Oxaprozin should be used with caution by anyone who: has certain heart conditions (e.g., congestive heart failure) has high blood pressure has kidney disease or reduced kidney function is recovering from a surgical operation under general anesthesia has any other condition that might lead to fluid retention There is a risk of high blood potassium with oxaprozin treatment. People most at risk are seniors; those having conditions such as diabetes or kidney failure; and those taking beta-adrenergic blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, or some diuretics (water pills). Gastrointestinal: Stomach ulcers, perforation, and bleeding from the stomach have been known to occur during therapy with oxaprozin. These complications can occur at any time, and are sometimes severe enough to require immediate medical attention. The risk of ulcers and bleeding are increased in people taking higher doses of oxaprozin for longer periods of time. Oxaprozin should be taken under close medical supervision by people prone to irritation of the stomach and intestines, particularly those who have had a stomach ulcer, bloody stools, or diverticulosis or other inflammatory disease of the stomach or intestines (such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease). In these cases, your doctor must weigh the benefits of treatment against the possible risks. Stop taking the medication and contact your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms or signs suggestive of stomach ulcers or bleeding in the stomach (black, tarry stools). These reactions can occur at any time during treatment without warning. Kidney function: Long-term use of oxaprozin may lead to a higher risk of reduced kidney function. This is most common for people who already have kidney disease, liver disease, or heart failure; for people who take diuretics (water pills); and seniors. Occupational hazards: Headaches, sometimes accompanied by dizziness or lightheadedness, may occur during treatment with oxaprozin. (These headaches usually occur early in the treatment.) Although the severity of these effects rarely requires the therapy to be stopped, oxaprozin should be discontinued if the headaches persist despite dose reduction. Avoid operating motor vehicles and doing other potentially hazardous activities until you determine the effect this medication has on you. Pregnancy: This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy as its safety has not been established. Breast-feeding: This medication should not be used by nursing mothers. Children: Oxaprozin is not recommended for children and adolescents under the age of 18 years. The safety, effectiveness, and dosages of the medication for this age group have not been established. Seniors: Seniors appear to have a higher risk of side effects. They should use the lowest effective dosage under close medical supervision.