What Oxaprozin Tablet is used for and how to use it
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Oxaprozin Tablet - Consumer Medicine Information

Manufacture: Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Country: India
Condition: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
Form: Tablets
Ingredients: oxaprozin, corn starch, D&C Yellow No. 10, FD&C Yellow No. 6, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, methylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, polydextrose, polyethylene glycol, sodium starch glycolate, titanium dioxide, triacetin

What is the Most Important Information I Should Know About Medicines called Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

NSAID medicines may increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke that can lead to death. This chance increases:

  • with longer use of NSAID medicines
  • in people who have heart disease

NSAID medicines should never be used right before or after a heart surgery called a “coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)."

NSAID medicines can cause ulcers and bleeding in the stomach and intestines at any time during treatment. Ulcers and bleeding:

  • can happen without warning symptoms
  • may cause death

The Chance of a Person Getting an Ulcer or Bleeding Increases With

  • taking medicines called “corticosteroids” and “anticoagulants”
  • longer use
  • smoking
  • drinking alcohol
  • older age
  • having poor health

NSAID Medicines Should Only be Used

  • exactly as prescribed
  • at the lowest dose possible
  • for your treatment for the shortest time needed

What are Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

NSAID medicines are used to treat pain and redness, swelling, and heat (inflammation) from medical conditions such as:

  • different types of arthritis
  • menstrual cramps and other types of short-term pain

Who Should not Take a Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug (NSAID)

Do not Take an NSAID Medicine

if you had an asthma attack, hives, or other allergic reaction with aspirin or any other NSAID medicine

for pain right before or after heart bypass surgery

Tell Your Healthcare Provider

  • about all of your medical conditions.
  • about all of the medicines you take. NSAIDs and some other medicines can interact with each other and cause serious side effects. Keep a list of your medicines to show to your healthcare provider and pharmacist.
  • if you are pregnant. NSAID medicines should not be used by pregnant women late in theirpregnancy.
  • if you are breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor.

What are the Possible Side Effects of Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Serious s ide effects include:Other s ide effects include:
- heart attack- Stomach pain
- stroke- constipation
- high blood pressure- diarrhea
- heart failure from body swelling (fluid retention)- gas
- kidney problems including kidney failure- heartburn
- bleeding and ulcers in the stomach and intestine- nausea
- bleeding and ulcers in the stomach and intestine- vomiting
- low red blood cells (anemia)- dizziness
- life-threatening skin reactions
- life-threatening allergic reactions
- liver problems including liver failure
- asthma attacks in people who have asthma

Get Emergency Help Right Away if You Have any of the Following Symptoms

  • shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • chest pain
  • weakness in one part or side of your body 
  • your skin or eyes look yellow
  • slurred speech
  • swelling of the face or throat sticky like tar
  • skin rash or blisters with fever

Stop your NSAID medicine and call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms

  • nausea
  • more tired or weaker than usual
  • itching
  • your skin or eyes look yellow
  • stomach pain
  • flu-like symptoms
  • vomit blood
  • there is blood in your bowel movement or it is black and sticky like tar
  • skin rash or blisters with fever
  • unusual weight gain
  • swelling of the arms and legs, hands and feet 

These are not all the side effects with NSAID medicines. Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information about NSAID medicines.

Other Information About Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

  • Aspirin is an NSAID medicine but it does not increase the chance of a heart attack. Aspirin can cause bleeding in the brain, stomach, and intestines. Aspirin can also cause ulcers in the stomach and intestines.
  • Some of these NSAID medicines are sold in lower doses without a prescription (over–the–counter). Talk to your healthcare provider before using over–the–counter NSAIDs for more than 10 days.

NSAID Medicines that Need a Prescription

Generic NameTradename
Celecoxib Celebrex
Diclofenac Cataflam, Voltaren, Arthrotec (combined with misoprostol)
Etodolac Lodine, Lodine XL
Fenoprofen Nalfon, Nalfon 200
Flurbirofen Ansaid
Ibuprofen Motrin, Tab-Profen, Vicoprofen (combined with hydrocodone), Combunox (combined with oxycodone)
Indomethacin Indocin, Indocin SR, Indo-Lemmon, Indomethagan
Ketoprofen Oruvail
Ketorolac Toradol
Mefenamic Acid Ponstel
Meloxicam Mobic
Nabumetone Relafen
Naproxen Naprosyn, Anaprox, Anaprox DS, EC-Naproxyn, Naprelan, Naprapac (copackaged with lansoprazole)
Oxaprozin Daypro
Sulindac Clinoril
Tolmetin Tolectin, Tolectin DS, Tolectin 600

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Manufactured by:

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited

Bachepalli - 502 325 INDIA

Revised: 0906