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Daypro Alta Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is oxaprozin (Daypro Alta)?
- What are the possible side effects of oxaprozin (Daypro Alta)?
- What is the most important information I should know about oxaprozin (Daypro Alta)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking oxaprozin (Daypro Alta)?
- How should I take oxaprozin (Daypro Alta)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Daypro Alta)?
- What happens if I overdose (Daypro Alta)?
- What should I avoid while taking oxaprozin (Daypro Alta)?
- What other drugs will affect oxaprozin (Daypro Alta)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking oxaprozin (Daypro Alta)?
Taking an NSAID can increase your risk of life-threatening heart or circulation problems, including heart attack or stroke. This risk will increase the longer you use an NSAID. Do not use this medicine just before or after having heart bypass surgery (also called coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).
NSAIDs can also increase your risk of serious effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation (forming of a hole). These conditions can be fatal and gastrointestinal effects can occur without warning at any time while you are taking an NSAID. Older adults may have an even greater risk of these serious gastrointestinal side effects.
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to oxaprozin, or to aspirin or other NSAIDs.
Before taking oxaprozin, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
- a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot;
- heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure;
- a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding, bowel problems, diverticulosis;
- liver or kidney disease;
- polyps in your nose; or
- if you smoke.
If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication.
FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Taking oxaprozin during the last 3 months of pregnancy may harm the unborn baby. Do not take oxaprozin during pregnancy unless your doctor has told you to.
Oxaprozin can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 6 years old without the advice of a doctor.
How should I take oxaprozin (Daypro Alta)?
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label. The maximum amount of oxaprozin for adults is 1200 milligrams (mg) per day. Know the amount of oxaprozin in the specific product you are taking.
If you take oxaprozin for a long period of time, your doctor may want to check you on a regular basis to make sure this medication is not causing harmful effects. Do not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.
Store oxaprozin at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and light.
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