Oxaprozin or Daypro is a non steroidal anti inflammatory drug used for inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Oxaprozin or Daypro inhibits an enzyme which decreases prostaglandin production and thus reduce inflammation.
Oxaprozin or Daypro is a long acting non steroidal anti inflammatory and as such may have fewer side effects associated with it, however if a side effect occurs, it will be long acting as well.
Oxaprozin or Daypro can cause stomach irritation including ulcer perforation. It prolongs bleeding times and has been associated with fulminating hepatitis.
People with sensitive stomachs and/or ulcer disease may not be able to tolerate Oxaprozin or Daypro, and some people may be allergic to the drug. Because it has been associated with liver problems, people with liver disease should use Oxaprozin or Daypro only under medical supervision.
Oxaprozin or Daypro prolongs bleeding times and thus can interact with anticoagulants. It has been reported to interact with benzodiazepines to precipitate panic disorders.
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The relevant product monographs must be regarded as the appropriate sources of prescribing information.