Generic Name : Piroxicam Pronunciation : peer ox’ i kam Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics ICD Code : Y45.3
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International- Feldene. Why it is 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 it is 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.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
The recommended dose is 20 mg given orally once per day. How it should be taken :
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* 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. Side Effects :
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.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature, away from light and excess heat.
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