Daypro is an effective drug, which is prescribed for the treatment of pain or inflammation caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in adults. It contains the active component of Oxaprozin Potassium, which belongs to a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. G.D. Searle LLC Division of Pfizer Inc, a leading pharmaceutical company manufactures this medicine. It is made available in a dosage of 600 gm for oral consumption. It is composed of a conventional tablet form.
Manufacturer: G.D. Searle LLC Division of Pfizer Inc
Active Ingredient: Active medication of this drug is Oxaprozin Potassium, which is a member of the propionic acid group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic properties. It inhibits cyclooxygenases so as to block the conversion of arachidonic acid to pro-inflammatory prostaglandins. It also inhibits the formation of prostaglandins that are involved in pain, inflammation, and fever.
Indications: This mentioned medicine is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat pain or inflammation induced by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in adults. Daypro is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis in children older than 6 years old.
Action Mechanism: Oxaprozin Potassium composed of medicine used for the management of mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation. Daypro reduces swelling by decreasing levels of prostaglandin, a hormone-like substance that usually causes inflammation.
Dosages: This a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, the drug is available in a dosage as given below:
- 600 gm: It must be taken as directed by the doctor, usually once a day, do not g against it
Note: This drug can increase the risk of fatal heart attack or stroke. Do not take this medication just before or after heart bypass surgery.