Piroxicam - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Piroxicam

Generic Name : Piroxicam
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Piroxicam are provided here.

Pronunciation : peer ox’ i kam

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Piroxicam, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y45.3 Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Piroxicam

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International :


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 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.

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 for Piroxicam?

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

Schedule : H
Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.
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