Medical  Explorer

Custom Search

Drugs A to Z  :  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z
Medicinal Ingredients : A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Beauty Products : A  B  C  D  E  F  G  I  M  N  O  P  R  S  T  V

Aging      Allergies     Alzheimer's      Arthritis    Asthma      Bacteria    Cancer    Chickenpox     Colds     Constipation      Diabetes      Epilepsy     Fatigue     Fever     Genetics       Haemorrhoids       Headaches      Hepatitis    Immunity      Infection      Insomnia       Leprosy       Menopause      Obesity      Osteoporosis     Other Diseases    Pain      PMS     Parasites     Sinusitis     Stroke     Toxicology    Urology

<<Prev

Next>>




Arthritis medications
Acupuncture
Alcohol
Patients
newGeneral Health
Medicinal food
Chinese medicine
Nutrients
Smoking
Vitamins
OTC Drugs
Health Products
Therapy
Symptom
Parasitology
 
 

Daypro

( oxaprozin )

 

600 mg caplet

 

Purpose

To reduce inflammation and reduce pain.

 

Indications

For anti-inflammatory action and pain relief in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

 

Dosage

The usual daily dose in rheumatoid arthritis or severe osteoarthritis is 12 mg per day ( two 600 mg caplets ) taken once daily. For patients of lower body weight or with milder disease, an initial dosage of one 600 mg caplet per day may be appropriate.

 

Side effects

Daypro can cause serious side effects, including stomach ulcers and intestinal bleeding. most common side effects are dyspepsia and abdominal pain. As with other NSAIDs, serious side effects, such as gastrointestinal bleeding, may result in hospitalization or even fatal outcomes.

 

Special hints

Daypro is the newest of the nonsteroidal drugs. Its overall toxicity is about average. it should not be taken by pregnant or nursing women. its principal advantage is that it needs to be taken only once a day since it has a long half-life. The only other NSAID which needs to be taken only once a day is Feldene ( piroxicam ). This is a convenience feature but it does suggest caution in dosage, particularly if the patient is older or has other disease problems, since the drug might accumulate in the body. The maximum daily dose is 1,800 mg, but this probably should be very seldom used. Information on long-term side effects will not be available for some time.

         
         

     

         

Aspirin

Disalcid

Trilisate

Ansaid

Clinoril

Daypro

Dolobid

Feldene

Indocin

Lodine

Meclomen

Motrin

Nalfon

Naprosyn

Orudis

Relafen

Tolectin

Toradol

 

Voltaren, Cataflam

Prednisone

Depo-medrol

Myochrisine, Solganol

Ridaura

Cuprimine

Plaquenil

Azulfidine

Methotrexate

Imuran, 6-MP

Sandimmune

Acetaminophen

Darvon

Codeine

Percodan

Demerol

 

Abdomen
Bloodnew
Bone
Breast
Ear

Eye

Face
Hair

Head

Heart
Kidney
Liver
Limbs
Lungs
Mind
Mouth
Muscles
Nails

Neck

Nervesnew
Nose

Skin

Teeth

Throat

Tongue
 
Health news
 
Cardiovascular Guide
 
Natural Remedies
 
Treatment of Cancer
 
Women's Health
 
Irritable bowel syndrome
 
Common Childhood Illnesses
 
Prescribed Drugs
 
 

     

 

Disclaimer