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Daypro (oxaprozin) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), chemically designated as 4,5-diphenyl-2-oxazole-propionic acid.

The empirical formula for oxaprozin is C18H15NO3, and the molecular weight is 293. Oxaprozin is a white to off-white powder with a slight odor and a melting point of 162°C to 163°C. It is slightly soluble in alcohol and insoluble in water, with an octanol/water partition coefficient of 4.8 and physiologic pH (7.4). The pKa in water is 4.3.

Daypro oral caplets contain 600 mg of oxaprozin.

Inactive ingredients in Daypro oral caplets are microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, methylcellulose, magnesium stearate, polacrilin potassium, starch, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide.


CATEGORIES: Arthritis, osteoarthritis; Arthritis, rheumatoid; FDA Class 1S ("Standard Review"); FDA Approved 1992 Oct; Pregnancy Category C; Top 200 Drugs

FDA Drug Classes: Analgesics-Non-Narcotic; Antiarthritics


BRAND NAMES: Daypro; Deflam; Duraprox
(Foreign Brand names outside U.S. in italics)

Deflam (South-Africa)
Duraprox (Portugal)

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