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Drug Name:


Generic Name and Formulations:
Oxaprozin 600mg; scored caplets.

Pfizer Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for DAYPRO:

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Osteoarthritis (OA). Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA).


Use lowest effective dose for shortest duration. RA (≥16yrs) or OA: 1.2g once daily; max 1.8g or 26mg/kg daily, whichever is less, in divided doses. Low body weight, severe renal impairment, or on dialysis: initially 600mg once daily; max 1.2g daily.


Use lowest effective dose for shortest duration. <6yrs: not established. JRA: 6–16yrs (22–31kg): 600mg once daily; (32–54kg): 900mg once daily; (≥55kg): 1.2g once daily.


Aspirin allergy. Coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

Boxed Warning:

Risk of serious cardiovascular and gastrointestinal events.


Increased risk of serious cardiovascular events (including MI, stroke). Avoid in recent MI, severe heart failure; if necessary, monitor. Increased risk of serious GI adverse events (including inflammation, bleeding, ulceration, perforation). History of ulcer disease and/or GI bleeding. Hypertension; monitor BP closely. Hepatic or renal impairment. Discontinue if signs/symptoms of liver disease develop, or if abnormal LFTs persist or worsen. Dehydration. Hypovolemia. Advanced renal disease: not recommended. Hyperkalemia. Coagulation disorders. Monitor CBCs, blood chemistry, hepatic, and renal function in long-term therapy. Pre-existing asthma. May mask signs of infection or fever. Discontinue at 1st sign of rash or any other hypersensitivity. Elderly. Debilitated. Labor & delivery. Pregnancy (≥30 weeks gestation; avoid). Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:

NSAID (propionic acid deriv.).


Avoid concomitant aspirin, salicylates (eg, diflunisal, salsalate) or other NSAIDs. Increased risk of GI bleed with anticoagulants, antiplatelets, oral corticosteroids, SSRIs, SNRIs, smoking, alcohol, or prolonged NSAID therapy; monitor. May antagonize, or increase risk of renal failure with diuretics (eg, loop or thiazides), ACE inhibitors, ARBs, or β-blockers; monitor closely. Potentiates digoxin; monitor levels. May potentiate lithium, methotrexate, cyclosporine; monitor for toxicity. Concomitant with pemetrexed may increase risk of pemetrexed-associated myelosuppression, renal, and GI toxicity. Concomitant glyburide: monitor blood glucose at initiation. May cause false (+) results of benzodiazepine urine screening tests.

Adverse Reactions:

Constipation, diarrhea, dyspepsia, nausea, rash (may be serious), edema, anemia, CNS effects, tinnitus, dysuria; cardiovascular thrombotic events, GI ulcer/bleed, hepatotoxicity, renal toxicity, hypersensitivity reactions, photosensitivity.

How Supplied:

Caplets—100, 500

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