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Composition FOR MACPROX

Oxaprozin(600 g)

food interaction for MACPROX

alcohol interaction for MACPROX

pregnancy interaction for MACPROX

lactation interaction for MACPROX

medicine interaction for MACPROX

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Macprox 600g tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Macprox 600g tablet with herbs/food with anti-platelet activity such as alfalfa, anise, bilberry, grape seed, green tea, turmeric, fenugreek, garlic, ginger.
Taking oxaprozin with alcohol can increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
Macprox 600g tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Oxaprozin(600 g)


Macprox 600g tablet is used in the treatment of joint pain

How it works

Macprox 600g tablet blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, pain, and fever.

Common side effects

Nausea, Liver enzyme increased, Abdominal pain, Anemia, Confusion, Constipation, Depression, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Difficulty in urination, Edema, Flatulence, Gastrointestinal perforation, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Headache, Heartburn, Increased bleeding time, Indigestion, Insomnia, Itching, Loss of appetite, Rash, Renal disorder, Ringing in ear, Sedation, Sleeping for unusually long periods, Ulcer, Vomiting


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Expert advice FOR MACPROX

  • Seek immediate medical attention if you see signs of blood, heart or stomach problems, shortness of breath, slurred speech, chest pain, or weakness in one part or side of the body as oxaprozin may cause increased risk of stroke, serious blood disorders, myocardial infarction (heart attack), gastric bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines.
  • Do not start oxaprozin if you have had any heart disease, edema (swelling), blood disorders, kidney, stomach, liver problems, diabetes, high cholesterol, asthma, skin allergy or photosensitivity (high sensitivity to sunlight), have poor health, low fluid volume, dehydration.
  • Take precautions while taking oxaprozin if you are an elderly.
  • Tell your doctor if you undergo surgery including dental while on oxaprozin treatment.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight and wear protective clothes sunglasses and sunscreen when you go in sunlight whole on oxaprozin treatment.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking oxaprozin as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR MACPROX


Q. Is oxaprozin a narcotic, painkiller, opiate or benzodiazepine?
Oxaprozin is not a narcotic, an opiate or a benzodiazepine. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

Q. Is oxaprozin like Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)?
Oxaprozin and Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone) belong to different class of pain killers

Q. Does oxaprozin contains aspirin, acetaminophen or codeine?
Oxaprozin does not contain aspirin, acetaminophen or codeine

Q. Is oxaprozin addictive?
Oxaprozin is not addictive. But it can be misused or excessively abused for pain relief

Q. Is oxaprozin an antiarrhythmic, muscle relaxer, blood thinner?
Oxaprozin is not an antiarrhythmic, muscle relaxer or blood thinner

Q. Can I take oxaprozin with ibuprofen, Vicodin, Aleve, acetaminophen (Tylenol), hydrocodone?
Oxaprozin when taken with ibuprofen, acetaminophen (Tylenol), Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone), naproxen (Aleve) can lead to increased side effects

Q. Does oxaprozin get you high, make you drowsy, sleepy or cause weight gain?
Oxaprozin does not get you high. However, it can cause drowsiness and sleepiness, and weight loss.


Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)