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General Information on Oxaprozin

Generic Name : Oxaprozin

Pronunciation : OX-a-PROE-zin

Latest prescription information about Oxaprozin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Oxaprozin

India : 

International : 

Daypro

Why is Oxaprozin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), prescribed for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile arthritis. It may block certain substances in the body that cause inflammation.

When should Oxaprozin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients who have experienced severe allergic reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs, recently had heart surgery, for the treatment of peri-operative pain, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Oxaprozin?

Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 1200 mg (two 600 mg tablets) once a day.

How should Oxaprozin be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Oxaprozin?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, kidney or liver disease, sugar, stomach or bowel problems, swelling or fluid buildup, asthma, growths in the nose, high blood pressure, blood disorder, bleeding problems, dehydration, alcoholism, decrease in blood minerals, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Patient may experience with stomach ulcer or bleeding; if it is so stop the medication.

• Avoid exposure to sunlight.

• Monitor kidney function, complete blood cell counts, and blood pressure regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Oxaprozin?

•   Gastrointestinal : Abdominal pain, loss of appetite, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, flatulence, gastrointestinal bleeding, perforation, ulcers, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, alteration in taste, dry mouth, eructation, gastrointestinal tract inflammation, rectal bleeding, liver inflammation, jaundice and liver failure.
•   Body as a whole : Anaphylactic reactions, appetite changes, death, fever, infection, sepsis and serum sickness.
•   Heart : Abnormal heart rhythm, high/low blood pressure changes, heart failure, heart attack, palpitations, fainting, fast heart rate and inflammation of blood vessels.
•   Blood : Decrease in blood cells, blood in stool and bruising.
•   Metabolic : Increased blood sugar and weight changes.
•   Central Nervous system : Anxiety, weakness, coma, convulsions, dream abnormalities, drowsiness, hallucinations, sleeplessness, uneasiness, nervousness, tingling, tremor, weakness, confusion, depression, dizziness, sedation and headache.
•   Respiratory : Asthma, difficulty in breathing, pneumonia, lung infections, respiratory depression and upper respiratory tract infection.
•   Skin : Hair loss, life-threatening allergic reactions, increased sweating, sensitivity to light, skin inflammation, redness, skin death, hives, itching, and rashes.
•   Eye and ENT : Blurred vision, ringing in the ear, and hearing impairment.
•   Genitourinary : Kidney failure/inflammation, decreased menstrual flow, blood urine, increase in menstrual flow, painful urination, or frequency.

What are the other precautions for Oxaprozin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Oxaprozin?

Store it at room temperature (25ēC), and in an airtight container. Protect from moisture.

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