oxaprozin, Daypro

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GENERIC NAME: oxaprozin

BRAND NAME: Daypro

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Oxaprozin belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other members of this class include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve) and several others. These drugs are used for the management of mild to moderate pain, fever and inflammation. They work by reducing the levels of prostaglandins, chemicals that are responsible for pain, fever, and inflammation. Oxaprozin blocks the enzyme that makes prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase), resulting in lower concentrations of prostaglandins. As a consequence, inflammation, pain and fever are reduced. The FDA approved oxaprozin in October 1992.

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 600 mg

STORAGE: Oxaprozin should be stored at room temperature below 25 C (77 F) protected from moisture in a sealed container.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Oxaprozin is used for the treatment of inflammation and the pain, fever, swelling and tenderness of joints caused by rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/6/2014



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