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Can I take oxaprozin (Daypro) if I am pregnant?

Oxaprozin has been classified in Pregnancy Category C by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which means that some adverse effects were seen in animals when they were given large doses. However, studies in animals don't always accurately predict what will happen in humans. Few studies were performed on pregnant women.

If you take oxaprozin toward the end of your pregnancy, however, it may cause the premature closure of the ductus arteriosus, in the baby a normal but temporary shunt that bypasses the lungs during pregnancy, but closes when your baby begins to breathe.

As with all drug use during pregnancy, the benefits should outweigh any risk to both you and your baby.

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