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Piroxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the oxicam class used to relieve the symptoms of painful, inflammatory conditions like arthritis.

WHAT IS Piroxicam?

Piroxicam is in a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.

This medication is most commonly used to relieve the symptoms of arthritis and osteoarthritis, primary dysmenorrhoea, pyrexia, and as an analgesic, especially where there is an inflammatory component.

In the US, it is sold under the brand name Feldene®.

 

Brand Name(s): Feldene
CAS nº: 36322-90-4
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Product Info

The sections below will provide you with more specific information and guidelines related to piroxicam and its correct use. Please read them carefully.

FDA Information

Piroxicam recieved the Food and Drug Administration approval in April 1982, and is available with a prescription under the brand name Feldene®.

Please visit the official site of the FDA for further information.

Why is this medication prescribed?

Piroxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and is effective in treating fever, pain, and inflammation in the body.

As a group, NSAIDs are non-narcotic relievers of mild to moderate pain of many causes, including injury, symptoms of arthritis and osteoarthritis, primary dysmenorrhoea, pyrexia and as an analgesic, especially where there is an inflammatory component. Additionally, it can also be used to relieve pain caused by menstrual cramps.

Since the response to different NSAIDs varies from patient to patient, it is not unusual for a doctor to try different NSAIDs for any given condition.

Other uses for this medicine

Piroxicam is also used in veterinary medicine to treat certain neoplasias expressing cyclooxygenase (COX) receptors, such as bladder, colon, and prostate cancers.

Dosage and using this medicine

Piroxicam comes as a capsule that is to be taken orally. It is usually taken once or twice a day.

Take piroxicam exactly as directed. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Each dose should be taken with a full glass of water, and also with food, milk, or an antacid to lessen stomach upsets.

Take piroxicam at around the same time(s) every day.

Piroxicam will help control your symptoms but will not cure your condition. It may take 8-12 weeks or longer before you feel the full benefit of piroxicam.

What special precautions should I follow?

Before taking Piroxicam:

Tell your doctor if you have an allergy to aspirin or any other NSAIDs, an ulcer or bleeding in your stomach, have liver disease, kidney disease, a coagulation (bleeding) disorder, congestive heart failure, fluid retention, or heart disease. You may not be able to take piroxicam, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.

Moreover, please inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs: aspirin or another salicylate (form of aspirin) such as salsalate (Disalcid®), diflunisal (Dolobid®), choline salicylate-magnesium salicylate (Trilisate®, Tricosal®, others), and magnesium salicylate (Doan’s®, others); another nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as diclofenac (Cataflam®, Voltaren®), etodolac (Lodine®), fenoprofen (Nalfon®), flurbiprofen (Ansaid®), ibuprofen (Motrin®, Advil®, others), indomethacin (Indocin®), ketoprofen (Orudis®, Orudis KT®), ketorolac (Toradol®), meloxicam (Mobic®), nabumetone (Relafen®), oxaprozin (Daypro®), naproxen (Aleve®, Anaprox®, Naprosyn®, Naprelan®, others), sulindac (Clinoril®), or tolmetin (Tolectin®); an over-the-counter cough, cold, allergy, or pain medicine that contains aspirin, ibuprofen, piroxicam, or ketoprofen; an anticoagulant (blood thinner) such as warfarin (Coumadin®); a steroid such as prednisone (Deltasone®); insulin or an oral diabetes medicine such as glipizide (Glucotrol®), glyburide (Diabeta®, Micronase®), and others; probenecid (Benemid®); lithium (Eskalith®, Lithobid®, others); or bismuth subsalicylate in drugs such as Pepto-Bismol®. You may not be able to take piroxicam, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with piroxicam. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.

Additionally, it is not known whether piroxicam will be harmful to an unborn baby. Piroxicam should not be taken late in pregnancy (the third trimester) because a similar drug is known to affect the baby’s heart. Do not take piroxicam without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

Furthermore, it is not known whether piroxicam passes into breast milk. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight. Piroxicam may increase the sensitivity of the skin to sunlight. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when exposure to the sun is unavoidable.

Avoid alcohol consumption or use it in moderation. If you drink more than three alcoholic beverages a day, piroxicam may increase the risk of dangerous stomach bleeding. Talk to your doctor before taking piroxicam if you drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages a day.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

If you are taking piroxicam on a regular schedule, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Never take a double dose of this medication.

If you are taking piroxicam as needed, then take the missed dose if it is required, then wait the recommended or prescribed amount of time before taking another dose.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Contact your doctor if you experience blood in your vomit or bloody, black, or tarry stools. These symptoms could indicate damage to the stomach or intestines, which could be dangerous.

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking piroxicam and seek medical treatment or contact your doctor immediately:

an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, closing of the throat, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, or hives)
muscle cramps, numbness, or tingling
ulcers (open sores) in the mouth
rapid weight gain (fluid retention)
seizures
decreased hearing or ringing in the ears
yellowing of your skin or eyes (jaundice)
abdominal cramping, heartburn, or indigestion

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take piroxicam and talk to your doctor if you experience:

dizziness or headache
nausea, diarrhea, or constipation
depression
fatigue or weakness
dry mouth
irregular menstrual periods

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What storage conditions are needed for this medicine?

Always keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom).

Also, remember to throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. If you have any questions, please talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.

In case of an emergency/overdose

In the case of an overdose, call your local poison control center on 1-800-222-1222. However, if the victim has collapsed or is not breathing,  then please call the local emergency services immediately on 911.

Symptoms of overdose may include:

nausea
vomiting
stomach pain
dizziness
drowsiness
headache
ringing in the ears
blurred vision
seizures
sweating
numbness or tingling
little or no urine production
slow breathing

Product Images

PICTURES OF PIROXICAM PILLS

Below you will find images and specific information on the principal types of piroxicam that exist, including their respective brand name(s), strength, inscription codes, manufacturers and/or distributors.

The information below includes general information and guidelines for patients taking this medication and should never be used to substitute professional medical advice that can be provided by a qualified physician or family doctor.

Name: FELDENE®
Strength(s): 10 MG
Imprint: PFIZER 322
Manufacturer: PFIZER US

Name: PIROXICAM
Strength(s): 10 MG
Imprint: MYLAN 1010
Manufacturer: MYLAN

Name: PIROXICAM
Strength(s): 10 MG
Imprint: NOVO 10
Manufacturer: NOVO PHARMACEUTICALS

Name: PIROXICAM
Strength(s): 10 MG
Imprint: EGIS 111 PIROXICAM 10 mg
Manufacturer: RANBAXY

Name: PIROXICAM
Strength(s): 10 MG
Imprint: SCS 5752
Manufacturer: SCS PHARMACEUTICALS

Name: PIROXICAM
Strength(s): 10 MG
Imprint: 93 756
Manufacturer: TEVA USA

Name: PIROXICAM
Strength(s): 10 MG
Imprint: MART 972
Manufacturer: MARTEC PHARMACEUTICALS

Name: PIROXICAM
Strength(s): 20 MG
Imprint: MART 973
Manufacturer: MARTEC PHARMACEUTICALS

Name: PIROXICAM
Strength(s): 20 MG
Imprint: 93 757
Manufacturer: TEVA USA

Name: FELDENE®
Strength(s): 20 MG
Imprint: PFIZER 323
Manufacturer: PFIZER US

Name: PIROXICAM
Strength(s): 20 MG
Imprint: NOVO 20
Manufacturer: NOVO PHARMACEUTICALS

Name: PIROXICAM
Strength(s): 20 MG
Imprint: EGIS 112 PIROXICAM 20 mg
Manufacturer: RANBAXY

Name: PIROXICAM
Strength(s): 20 MG
Imprint: SCS 5762
Manufacturer: SCS PHARMACEUTICALS

Name: PIROXICAM
Strength(s): 20 MG
Imprint: MYLAN 2020
Manufacturer: MYLAN

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