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Daypro is a prescription medication that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1992 to treat certain forms of arthritis. It is also known by its drug name, oxaprozin. Daypro is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat pain, stiffness, and swelling caused by psoriatic arthritis.

Daypro is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs help reduce fever, pain and inflammation. Daypro is believed to work by inhibiting the production of chemicals that promote inflammation in the body.

How do I take it?
Daypro is taken orally once or twice a day. Your doctor will prescribe a dosage based on your needs. When taking NSAIDs, it is important to use the lowest dose that is effective and to take it for the shortest amount of time to avoid side effects.

Daypro can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Protect your skin from sunburn while taking Daypro by covering skin with clothing or sunscreen of protection factor of 15 or higher.

Always follow your doctor’s instructions exactly when taking Daypro.

Side effects
Common side effects of Daypro include stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, gas, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.

Rare but serious side effects of Daypro may include heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, heart failure, kidney problems, bleeding or ulcers in the stomach, low red blood cell count, skin reactions, allergic reactions, liver problems, and asthma attacks.

Contact your doctor if you experience severe stomach pain, nausea or vomiting, black stools that appear bloody or tarry, a change in the amount of urine you produce, yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice), weight gain, skin problems such as rash or hives, mouth ulcers, swelling, and fast heartbeat (tachycardia), or a stiff neck while taking Daypro.

For more information about this treatment, visit:

Daypro — RxList

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