Piroxicam - Drug Information

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General Information on Piroxicam

Generic Name : Piroxicam

Pronunciation : peer ox’ i kam

Latest prescription information about Piroxicam. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Why is Piroxicam Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, prescribed to relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, painful menstruation, postoperative pain. It also acts as a pain killer.  

When should Piroxicam not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated for the treatment of peri-operative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft, who have experienced asthma, hives, or allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs, and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category D :

There is an evidence of fetal risk based on adverse reaction data, but potential benefits may allow the drug to be used in pregnant women despite risks.

What is the dosage of Piroxicam?

The recommended dose is 20 mg given orally once per day.

How should Piroxicam be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Piroxicam?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of high blood pressure, blood disorders, bleeding problems, heart disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Piroxicam?

•   Heart : Fluid accumulation.
•   Gastrointestinal : Loss of appetite, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, elevated liver enzymes, flatulence, gross bleeding/perforation, heartburn, nausea, ulcers and vomiting.
•   Blood : Anemia and increased bleeding time.
•   Central Nervous System : Dizziness and headache.
•   Skin : Itching and rash.
•   ENT : Ringing in the ear.
•   Genitourinary : Abnormal kidney function.

What are the other precautions for Piroxicam?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Piroxicam?

Store it at room temperature, away from light and excess heat.


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