Is Daypro safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Use of Daypro during first three months of pregnancy can increase the risk of premature child birth or closure of ductus arteriosus. Avoid use of Daypro when you are pregnant. Well, there are no sufficient studies available for use of Daypro during pregnancy. Data collected from observational studies regarding possible risks of Daypro to embryo in first three months or second trimester of pregnancy is indecisive.

If you are pregnant, let your doctor know if you are using Daypro as this medication can be harmful to your unborn baby. Use Daypro during pregnancy only if your doctor suggests you to do so. Though Daypro is not recommended during pregnancy, your doctor can still recommend you if the benefits of Daypro are more than the risks for you.

Most doctors do not recommend using Daypro during pregnancy as it can result in complications during delivery and labor. Sometimes your physician might recommend this medication during first trimester of your pregnancy, only if it has some benefits for you.

It is always better to let your doctor know that you are pregnant or you want to conceive if you are on Daypro. You can get yourself diagnosed and as per medical advice you can use Daypro.

Due to lack of studies that could confirm the effects of Daypro in pregnancy and looking at the side effects of other NSAIDs on pregnancy, it is not recommended for pregnant women so that the risks to fetus do not occur.

As far as the delivery and labor is considered, other drugs hinder prostaglandin synthesis, an enhanced incidence of delayed parturition, dystocia and decreased pup existence occurred. Daypro effects on delivery and labor are still not known.

Daypro and breastfeeding

Daypro is not recommended for nursing mothers as it can transfer to the baby through breast milk. For nursing mothers it is recommended that they should discontinue breastfeeding or stop taking Daypro.

It is always better to consult your doctor before you use Daypro while breastfeeding your baby. Though it is still unknown whether the drug transfers in human milk. As many other drugs are passed in human milk and due to their serious effects to infants, use of Daypro can also lead to some side effects. It is better to decide whether to continue breastfeeding or stop taking drug while breastfeeding. It completely depends on the health of the mother.

So if you are pregnant or trying to conceive, seek help of your physician to lead a safe pregnancy period.  Your doctor can tell you whether you can use Daypro during pregnancy or breastfeeding. During pregnancy it is important to know the side effects of such drugs that you use.

We all have different medical conditions that may or may not support the use of Daypro or other drugs, so after conducting certain tests and looking at the problem you are facing, the doctor can help you decide whether to continue taking Daypro during breastfeeding or pregnancy or not.

Looking at the risks and benefits the doctor helps you avoid severe side effects.

Daypro interactions with other drugs – explained

It is very important to know about the drug interactions for any NSAID drug you are using as it can change how your medication works for you and enhance the risk of serious side effects. Firstly, you need to make a list of all the drugs you are using other than Daypro. They can be prescription or non prescription drugs including herbal products.  You can show this list to your doctor        to know about the drug interactions. Do not change, stop or start the medication on your own.

Some products that can interact with Daypro are

  • ACE inhibitors (like lisinopril, captopril)
  • Aliskiren
  • Angiotenisin II (receptor) blockers like valsartan, losartan
  • Lithium, methotrexate, cidofovir, water pills like furosemide

This medication can also result in bleeding when used with other medications that lead to bleeding. These drugs can be anti-platelet medications, blood thinners like enoxaparin,warfarin and dabigatran.

Also let your doctor know if you are using an antidepressant like

  • Duloxetine
  • Fuoxetine (Prozac, Symbyax,Sarafem)
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Sertraline (Zoloft)
  • Escitalopram (Lexapro)
  • Paroxetine (Paxil) or
  • Venlafaxine (Effexor)
  • Citalopram (Celexa)

Using any of the above medications with Daypro, can lead you to bleed and bruise. Also inform your doctor if you are using the below listed drugs

  • steroids (prednisone and others)
  • cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune)
  • aspirin or NSAIDs like diclofenac (Voltaren), fenoprofen (Nalfon), mefenamic acid (Ponstel), piroxicam (Feldene), flurbiprofen (Ansaid), ), indomethacin (Indocin)
  • etodolac (Lodine), Ibuprofen( Motrin,Advil), ketoprofen (Orudis), nabumetone (Relafen), naproxen (Aleve), ketorolac (Toradol),

This is a list of some of the drugs that can interact with Daypro, there are many others too. Let your doctor know if you are using minerals, vitamins, herbal products or any other drugs so that your doctor can guide you and also do not start any new medication before consulting your physician.

Daypro Interactions with Cidofovir/Nephrotoxic Agents

The effects of this interaction can be severe and to avoid the harmful effects these two medications should not be consumed together. Check with your doctor for more information.

Cidofovir can damage your kidneys and other NSAID agents like cisplatin, intravenous pentamidine, tenofovir etc can cause renal toxicity. You should let your doctor know about these anti-inflammatory agents so that he can adjust the dose and help you reduce the risk of side effects. Also let your doctor know if there are any changes that you notice in urination. Makes sure you get all your laboratory test done in time.

You doctor knows about the possible side effects, so informing your doctor in time can help you take the right dose or adjust dose to avoid serious side effects. If you want to start, change or stop taking medicine, consult your doctor as sudden changes in your dose can make the things worst.

Keep a track of changes you notice and consult your physician about the drug interactions. You need immediate medical help in case of side effects that arise due to drug interactions.

Daypro- Dosage and treatments for overdose

It is always better to read the medication guide properly before you start using Daypro. You can take this medication orally as instructed by your doctor normally once in a day. Drink a glass of water (8 ounces) along with the medication as instructed by your doctor. Avoid lying down for minimum ten minutes after consuming this drug. If you experience stomach upset problems while using this drug, take the drug with an antacid, milk or food.

The dosage is solely based on your body weight, your medical condition and how you respond to the treatment. According to the manufacturer, the right dosage for adults should not exceed more than 1800 milligrams on a daily basis. To reduce the side effects of this medication use the lowest dose for a short term. Do not exceed the dose than recommended by your doctor.

What if you miss a dose?

Take the dose you missed as soon as it strikes you. If you think it’s quite late and you need to take your next dose, and then skip the dose you missed and do not take extra dose to adjust the missed dose.

What if you overdose Daypro?

In case you overdose Daypro, ask for medical help immediately and remember the overdose symptoms can be fever, coma, shallow breathing, and fainting, bloody or black stools, urinating less than usual

Also call nearest poison control company or emergency help. Laboratory or medical tests are performed on a regular basis like monitoring blood count, blood pressure, liver and kidney function tests to keep a track on the progress of possible side effects

Daypro overdose and its treatment

To manage patients with Daypro overdose supportive care and symptomatic care is given. There are no known antidotes. The treatment includes activated charcoal or emesis or osmotic cathartic especially in symptomatic patients observed within 4 hours of ingestion or in cases of large over dosage. Forced diuresis, hemodialysis, urine alkalinization or hemoperfusion cannot be helpful because of high protein covering.

It is better not to take Daypro in excess amounts as overdose can lead to several unwanted and serious side effects. Also do not take other drugs that interact with Daypro as this can also lead to risks. You should immediately call emergency medical help in case you overdose this medication

Immediate medical attention is must for people who overdose Daypro. Try to discuss with your doctor about the symptoms of overdose so that you can easily identify if the symptoms persist.

Let your doctor know about any other medication that you are using, including the herbal supplements, dietary supplement, vitamins etc., as you doctor can check for the ingredients present in other drugs you are using and help you know how to get maximum benefits through Daypro use.

All NSAIDs come with a lot of life threatening risks, knowing about those risks can help you avoid them. Always consult your doctor to know about the right dosage and do not change your dose on your own.

Daypro and associated side effects that you should know

Many drugs come with related side effects. A side is often defined as an unwanted response to a drug or medication, when it is used in normal doses. Side effects can vary from mild to severe, temporary to permanent.

The side effects of Daypro listed below are not necessarily experienced by everyone who is using the medication. If you are worried about the possible side effects, discuss with your physician about benefits and side effects of the medicine.

The below listed side effects are experienced by 1% of people using this medication. Many of these side effects can be controlled easily and some go away with time.

Contact your physician if these side effects turn severe and troublesome.

  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion, vomiting, nausea, heartburn
  • Stomach pain, cramps, discomfort etc.,
  • Constipation, gas or bloated feeling
  • Ringing ears
  • Sleeping problems
  • Appetite loss
  • Drowsiness

The above listed side effects do not occur often, but can lead to serious issues if not treated immediately. Check with your doctor immediately and stop taking the medicine if the following problems occur

  1. Depression/mental confusion
  2. Hearing problems
  3. Lightheadedness or dizziness
  4. Stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea or indigestion
  5. Difficulty or pain while urinating
  6. Sunburn,  skin rash, itching, vision changes or skin discoloration
  7. Swollen feet or lower legs
  8. Symptoms indicating liver problems like dark urine, yellow eyes or skin, pale stools, itchy skin or abdominal pain.
  9. Unexpected weight gain
  10. Vomiting

Also seek medical help if the following side effects occur as they need immediate medical help

  1. Vision changes or blurred vision
  2. Chills, muscle pain or aches, fever, symptoms of flu
  3. Black, dark, bloody, tarry stools
  4. Breathing problems, chest tightness or wheezing
  5. Hives, itching, swelling or skin rash
  6. Vomiting blood
  7. Unexpected weakness

Some other side effects observed in patients are

Heart problems

Like any other NSAID medications, Daypro can also increase the risk of heart strokes, heart attacks and blood clots. This risk increase in case of consumption of higher doses and when used for long duration

Talk to your doctor as how this drug is going to affect your existing medical condition and how the medical condition can change the effectiveness and dosing of this drug. Check  if you need any special monitoring. You are at risk if you have problems like

  • Diabetes
  • Heart failure
  • Coronary artery (disease)
  • High BP
  • Peripheral arterial (disease)
  • Reduced function of kidney
  • High cholesterol

Kidney function

Using Daypro for long term can result in risks associated with function of your kidney. This is prominent in people having liver disease, kidney or heart disease, etc.,

Liver function

Daypro can lead to liver problems as well. If you are suffering from liver disease, you need regular checkups with your physician. If you notice signs related to liver problems like dark urine, yellow eyes, abdominal pain, itchy skin, stop using the medication and consult your health care provider immediately.

Daypro an NSAID that treats chronic conditions

Daypro is commonly used to treat arthritis. Its generic name is Oxaprozin. It is also helpful in treating joint stiffness, swelling and pain. It is known as NSAID (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug).

If you are planning to use Daypro for treating chronic arthritis, check with your doctor about using alternative medications or non drug alternative treatments to treat pain. The medication is also useful in treating gout attacks.

Read the instructions given on the label before you start using Dapypro and if you have any queries please ask your pharmacist or your doctor.

If you have certain medical conditions and you want to use Dapypro, let your doctor know about it as certain medical conditions interact with this medication. Discuss with your doctor if

  • You are pregnant or planning to conceive or if you are a nursing mother
  • If you are using any prescription or non prescription medicines, dietary supplement or herbal preparation.
  • If you are allergic to certain substances, medicines or foods.
  • If you have medical history of diabetes, bowel or stomach problems, liver or kidney disease etc.,
  • If you have a medical history of asthma, nasal polyps, fluid buildup, swelling or mouth inflammation.
  • If you are suffering from high BP problems, clotting or bleeding problems, blood disorder, disease related to blood vessel, heart problems or any other diseases.
  • If you are not healthy enough, suffer from low sodium levels in blood, dehydration, consume alcohol or have a drug abuse history.

Important Information for safety

  • Dapypro can lead to drowsiness and dizziness. These conditions can worsen if you take this medication with certain medicines or alcohol. Avoid driving or engaging in activities that need extra alertness.
  • Severe bleeding or stomach ulcers can appear because of Dapypro. Taking Dapypro in high doses for a long term, drinking alcohol, and smoking can lead to serious side effects. Contact your doctor in case you notice severe back pain, stomach pain vomit, tarry, black tools etc.,
  • Do not exceed the dose as prescribed by your doctor. Before taking Dapypro check with your doctor and read the instructions given on the label carefully.
  • Use of Dapypro can also lead to sunburns easily.  Try to avoid going out in hot sun or avoid tanning booths, sunlamps etc until you discover how you react to the medication. Use sunscreen before going out for a long duration. Also wear protective clothing.
  • Elderly people are more sensitive to Dapypro. They may face kidney problems or stomach bleeding

In case of arthritis, sometimes it takes around two weeks to see positive results after the regular use of this medication. You need to discuss the possible risks or benefits of using Dapypro for treating arthritis with your doctor.

Using the medicine in small doses for a short term can be effective. You can speak to your doctor for the right dosage so that you don’t land up facing the severe side effects relate to Dapypro.

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