Brand names - DayPro
Medication type - NSAID
Common side effects - Nausea, vomiting,
heartburn, diarrhoea, constipation, headache, dizziness, sleepiness.
Rare side effects - Ulcers or sores
in mouth, depression, rashes or blistering of skin, ringing sound
in the ears, unusual tingling or numbness of the hands or feet,
seizures, blurred vision. Also elevated potassium levels, decreased
blood counts; such problems can be detected by your doctor.
Serious side effects - Shortness of
breath or wheezing, with or without swelling of legs or other signs
of heart failure; chest pain; peptic ulcer disease with vomiting
of blood; black, tarry stools; decreasing kidney function. Call
your doctor immediately.
Dosage - Adults: 1,200 mg once a day.
Maximum daily dose is 1,800 mg divided into smaller amounts taken
2 or 3 times a day.
Uses - To treat mild to moderate pain
Other notes - Take with food; maintain your
usual food and fluid intake. Prolonged use can cause gastrointestinal
problems, including ulceration and bleeding, kidney dysfunction,
and liver inflammation. Consult your doctor about the need for medical
examinations and laboratory tests. Avoid alcohol when using this
medication because it increases the risk of stomach irritation.
Avoid or discontinue this drug if you are pregnant or plan to become
pregnant. Oxaprozin passes into breast milk; avoid use while nursing.
Because NSAIDs can interfere with blood coagulation, this drug should
be stopped at least 3 days prior to any surgery. Do not take this
drug with aspirin or any other NSAIDs without your doctors approval.