What Is Daypro Used For?
Daypro is commonly used for relieving pain, inflammation, and joint stiffness associated with various forms of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis. The medicine can also be used in children over age six to treat juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Occasionally, healthcare providers will prescribe off-label uses of Daypro, such as treating symptoms of fibromyalgia, gout, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
What Is Daypro Used For? -- An Overview
Daypro® (oxaprozin) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to pain, inflammation, swelling, or stiffness.
Specifically, Daypro is used for the relief of:
However, Daypro is not a cure for these types of arthritis, nor does it slow down the progression of the disease.
How Does It Work?
Daypro and other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) work by inhibiting the action of certain hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. These hormones are called prostaglandins. By blocking the effects of prostaglandins, Daypro can help alleviate pain, inflammation, and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis.
Can Children Use It?
Daypro is approved for use in children six years of age and older for the relief of signs and symptoms of juvenile arthritis.
Is Daypro Used for Off-Label Reasons?
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Daypro for something other than the conditions discussed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. Examples of off-label uses of Daypro include the relief of:
- Mild to moderate pain, such as lower back pain, neck pain, or knee pain
- Fibromyalgia symptoms
- Gout symptoms
- Symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome
- Symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE for short or lupus)
- Pain or inflammation caused by other conditions.