Daypro, a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, is commonly used for reducing pain, inflammation, swelling, or stiffness caused by different forms of arthritis. By blocking the effects of certain hormones called prostaglandins, the medicine is effective in treating symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Common side effects include heartburn, stomach pain, and diarrhea.
What Is Daypro?
Daypro® (oxaprozin) is a prescription medicine used to treat pain, inflammation, swelling, and or stiffness. It is part of a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs for short.
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Daypro [package insert]. New York, NY: Pfizer, Inc.;2007 January.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/.
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