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Piroxicam

The active ingredient of the drug Feldene is piroxicam. It belongs to the family of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
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Piroxicam

Piroxicam 10mg

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Usage

Piroxicam uses  

This medicine is one of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which is used for treating pain as well as inflammation which is caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Piroxicam medicine helps in reducing the swelling, pain and also joint stiffness from arthritis. Reducing all these symptoms can help you in doing all your normal daily activities. The brand name of this medicine is Feldene.  

Piroxicam dosage 

Read the prescription label carefully before start taking this medicine. Try to use the lowest dose which is effective in treating your condition. There might be chances that doctor occasionally changes your dose for more effective result.  

Intake this medication by mouth or as directed by doctor mainly once daily with a glass full of water. If you want to avoid stomach upset, make sure that you take this medicine with milk, food or an antacid. After taking this drug, don’t lie down for at least 10 minutes. As per your medical condition as well as response to the treatment, the dosage of your medicine will depend. In order to reduce the risk of stomach bleeding and other side effects of this medicine, always try to take this medication at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time.  

Do not increase the dose of your medicine on your own or take it for a long time than prescribed by your doctor. Keep one thing in mind that if you take this drug as needed then pain medications work best if they are used as the first signs of pain occur. This medicine is not going to work well if you wait for pain to worsen and then start the medication.   

Therefore, if you find that your condition is not improving and getting worsen then consult your doctor immediately.  

If you have missed any dose, then take the medicine as soon as you remember. But always skip the missed dose if it’s almost time for you to take next dose of medicine. Don’t try to take the two doses at one time.    

Piroxicam Side Effects 

Some of the common side effects of Piroxicam are: 

  • Nausea, upset stomach
  • Headache, dizziness and drowsiness
  • Gas, constipation, diarrhea
  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Upset stomach, loss of appetite or heartburn

If any of these conditions worsens or persists, then inform your doctor immediately. Many people do not have any serious side effects while taking this medicine. If you have any signs of heart attack or stroke, chest pain spreading towards your jaw or shoulder, slurred speech, leg swelling, feeling short of breath as well as sudden weakness or numbness on one side of your body, then get immediate medical help.  

Stop the medication and call your doctor, if you experience: 

  • Blurred vision, pounding in your neck or ears
  • Various liver problems such as upper right side stomach pain, dark urine, clay-colored stool, jaundice, loss of appetite, itching and tiredness
  • Signs of stomach bleeding: Tarry or bloody stools, coughing up blood as well as vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Low red blood cells known as anemia: Pale skin, cold hands and feet, unusual tiredness as well as feeling light-headed or short of breath. 
  • Various heart problems: Rapid weight gain, feeling short of breath as well as swelling.

Therefore, a serious allergic reaction to this drug is very rare. Though this is not the complete list of side effects, if you notice other side effects or the above stated one, contact your doctor immediately for help.  

Piroxicam Precautions 

Remember that you should not consume this medicine if you are allergic to it, had an asthma attack in past or serious allergic reaction after the intake of aspirin or an NSAID. Do not intake this medicine just before or after the heart bypass surgery. Piroxicam can increase the risk of fatal heart attack or stroke even if you are not having any risk factors.  

Before you start taking this medicine, make sure that you tell your doctor about the entire medical history of yours especially if you are suffering from or had suffered from asthma, blood disorders, heart disease, liver disease, high blood pressure, stroke, growths in the nose as well as throat, intestinal and stomach problems.  

This medicine can cause intestinal or stomach bleeding which can be fatal. Especially in older adults, these conditions can take place without warning if you intake Piroxicam medicine.  

When you visit your doctor, inform him immediately if you have ever had:

  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Stomach ulcer or bleeding
  • Asthma and blood cot

If you are pregnant, then inform your doctor because taking this medicine during the last three months of pregnancy can harm the unborn baby. The release of an egg from your ovary can be delayed if you intake this medicine. Though this effect is not permanent, you should not take this medicine when you are trying to get pregnant. Consult your doctor once because there is a chance that Piroxicam is not safe to consume while breastfeeding as it passes into breast milk.  

Therefore, this medicine is not approved for use if an individual is younger than 18 years.  

Piroxicam interactions 

There are total 322 drugs that are known to interact with this medicine

66 major drug interactions

246 moderate drug interactions

10 minor drug interactions 

Make a list of all the products like prescription or non-prescription drugs as well as herbal products and share it with your doctor. Check all the prescription as well as non-prescription medicines carefully because many medications contain pain relievers as well as fever reducers.  

Piroxicam MOA (Mechanism of Action) 

The medicine works by blocking your body’s production of certain natural substances that help in causing inflammation.  

Piroxicam warnings 

Since, this medicine can increase the risk of fatal heart attack or stroke due to which it is recommended by doctor not use this medicine just before or after the heart bypass surgery. Piroxicam might also cause intestinal as well as stomach bleeding which can be fatal.  

While the intake of this medicine check your blood sugar often as it can cause high blood pressure. 


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