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Daypro Alta Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Daypro Alta (oxaprozin potassium tablets) is used for the treatment of inflammation and the pain, fever, swelling and tenderness of joints caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include rash, ringing in the ears, headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, fluid retention and shortness of breath.
The usual dose of Daypro Alta is 600 or 1200 mg once daily taken with food. The maximum dose is 1800 mg daily. Daypro Alta may interact with lithium, blood pressure medications, methotrexate, antibiotics, or blood thinners. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking. Daypro Alta should not be taken during pregnancy. It is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Our Daypro Alta (oxaprozin potassium tablets) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Daypro Alta in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop taking oxaprozin and seek medical attention or call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;
- black, bloody, or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
- urinating less than usual or not at all;
- nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
- fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; or
- bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness.
Less serious side effects may include:
- upset stomach, mild heartburn or stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation; bloating, gas;
- dizziness, headache, nervousness;
- skin itching or rash;
- dry mouth;
- increased sweating, runny nose;
- blurred vision; or
- ringing in your ears.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Daypro Alta (Oxaprozin)
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Daypro Alta FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
In patients taking DAYPRO ALTA (oxaprozin potassium tablets), oxaprozin, or other NSAIDs , the following are the most frequently reported adverse experiences occurring in approximately 1-10% of patients (see CLINICAL STUDIES, Osteoarthritis):
Gastrointestinal experiences including
Non-gastrointestinal experiences including
abnormal renal function, anemia, confusion, depression, disturbance of sleep, dizziness, dysuria or frequency, edema, elevated liver enzymes, headaches, increased bleeding time, pruritus, rashes, sedation, somnolence, tinnitus.
Additional adverse experiences reported in less than 1% of patients
Digestive system-- alteration in taste, dry mouth, eructation, esophagitis, gastritis, glossitis, hematemesis, hemorrhoidal or rectal bleeding, hepatitis, jaundice, liver failure, pancreatitis, stomatitis.
Metabolic and nutritional-- hyperglycemia, weight changes.
Skin and appendages-- alopecia. angioedema, increased sweating, photosensitivity, pseudoporphyria, exfoliative dermatitis, erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis (Lyell'ssyndrome), urticaria.
Urogenital system--acute interstitial nephritis, acute renal failure, cystitis, decreased menstrual flow, hematuria, increase in menstrual flow, nephrotic syndrome, oliguria/polyuria, proteinuria, renal insufficiency.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Daypro Alta (Oxaprozin)
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