Daypro or Oxaprozin generic is a non-steroidal anti inflammatory drug (NSAID) that doctors prescribe to treat the pain, swelling, and inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Both of these conditions are chronic and as yet have no cure. With early diagnosis, treatment can be started to minimize your joint pain and maximize your quality of life. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
In the case of rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system is not working properly and prostaglandins can attack the healthy lining of your joints and cause deformities as these joints begin to lose their shape. When taken as prescribed, Daypro or generic Oxaprozin works by blocking particular enzymes called cyclooxygenase or COX-1 and COX-2.
The result is a decrease in the production of prostaglandins throughout your body which are responsible for causing inflammation as an immune response to a threat of bodily harm. With decreased amounts of prostaglandins being produced, there is less swelling, inflammation, and pain so you are able to function better during your daily activities.
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis could be the reason your child has a noticeable limp, or is clumsy after a night’s sleep or nap, or has swelling in larger joints like the knee. Some children don’t complain of pain at first, but as the arthritis progresses they may tell you they aren’t feeling well. Juvenile RA can affect the entire body and cause swollen lymph nodes, rashes, or a fever. You know your child best; becoming aware of these changes in your child can help provide an early diagnosis and a brighter outlook for this disease.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can occur as early as your twenties and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can affect children under the age of seventeen. Osteoarthritis (OA) can occur as a result of everyday wear and tear of the joints as you age. Other risk factors are a previous injury, being over-weight, or leading an inactive lifestyle.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding to be certain Daypro is safe to take. Discuss your current health status with your doctor and list any OTC and Rx drugs you are taking, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements so it can be determined if Daypro is the right medication for you. You should not take Daypro if you have recently had or will soon be undergoing heart bypass surgery.
Until you know how your body will react to Daypro, you should avoid driving, operating machinery, or performing any task that is considered risky. Long-term usage of an NSAID can cause stomach ulcers or bleeding so your doctor may reduce the dose you are taking once the pain and inflammation have subsided. Wear sunscreen and protective clothing to avoid exposure to sunlight as Daypro can make your skin more sensitive to UV rays.