DAYPRO ALTA (oxaprozin potassium tablets) is a member of the propionic acid
group of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Each blue, capsule-shaped
tablet contains oxaprozin potassium (678mg equivalent to 600mg of oxaprozin)
for oral administration. The chemical name for oxaprozin potassium is 4,5-diphenyl-2-oxazolepropionic
acid, potassium salt. Its empirical formula is C18H14NO3K
and molecular weight is 331. Oxaprozin potassium is a white to off white powder
with a melting point of 215°C. It is slightly soluble in alcohol and very
soluble in water. The PK in water is 9.7.
It has the following structural formula:
Inactive ingredients in DAYPRO ALTA (oxaprozin) tablets include microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, pregelatinized corn starch, stearic acid, colloidal silicon dioxide, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide, FD&C Blue #1 Aluminum Lake, and pharmaceutical glaze.
What are the possible side effects of oxaprozin (Daypro)?
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...
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Last reviewed on RxList: 4/17/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.