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Oxaceprol is used to treat degenerative joint diseases like osteoarthritis in painful or inflammatory phases of the knee, the hip, the spinal column and small joints.

How it works

Oxaceprol belongs to class of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It blocks the adhesion and migration of white blood cells to joint cartilages, and helps cartilages to regenerate, thereby relieving pain, swelling and loss of function associated with arthritis.

Common side effects

Nausea, Allergic reaction, Skin irritation, Joint pain, Change in appetite, Diarrhoea, Hair loss, Increased white blood cell count (eosinophils), Skin redness, Stomach pain, Vasculitis


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Expert advice

• Inform your doctor if you are receiving blood thinning agents (eg. Warfarin).
• Tell your doctor before taking oxaceprol if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
• It should not be given to patients who are allergic to oxaceprol or any of its ingredients.

Content on this page was last updated on 03 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)