Oxaprozin is a medication commonly used to reduce pain, inflammation, and joint swelling caused by different forms of arthritis and other painful conditions. While it is not a cure for arthritis, the medicine is effective in relieving symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Oxaprozin comes in a caplet form and is only available in a 600-mg strength.
What Is Oxaprozin?
Oxaprozin (Daypro®) is a prescription medicine used to treat pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness. It is part of a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs for short.
Who Makes It?
Oxaprozin is manufactured by Pfizer, Inc.
Uses for Oxaprozin
The medication has been licensed for the relief of signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. However, oxaprozin is not a cure for these types of arthritis, nor does it slow down the progression of the disease.
How Does It Work?
Oxaprozin and other NSAIDs work by inhibiting the action of certain hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. These hormones are called prostaglandins.
Effects of Oxaprozin
By blocking the effects of prostaglandins, oxaprozin is useful at reducing pain, inflammation, and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis and other painful conditions.