Piroxicam (By mouth)
Treats pain. This is an NSAID.
Uses of This Medicine
Piroxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain and other symptoms of arthritis of the joints (eg, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis), such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. However, this medicine does not cure arthritis and will help you only as long as you continue to use it.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.
It is best to take this medicine with food or milk.
This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Ask your pharmacist for a copy if you do not have one.
Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Some foods and medicines can affect how piroxicam works. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following:Lithium, methotrexate Another NSAID medicine (including aspirin, celecoxib, ibuprofen, naproxen) Blood thinner (including warfarin) ACE inhibitor Diuretic (water pill) Steroid medicine (including dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, prednisolone, prednisone)
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to piroxicam, aspirin, or another NSAID medicine.
Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, asthma, bleeding problems, heart failure, high blood pressure, other heart or circulation problems, or stomach ulcers or bleeding.
This medicine may cause the following problems:Increased risk of blot clots, heart attack, or stroke Bleeding in your stomach or intestines Kidney problems Liver problems
Ovulation may be delayed in some women while this medicine is being used. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns about this.
Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Bloody or black, tarry stools, severe stomach pain, vomiting blood or something that looks like coffee grounds
Chest pain that may spread, trouble breathing, nausea, unusual sweating, fainting
Decrease in how much or how often you urinate
Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Mild nausea, vomiting, gas, or constipation
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Brand names include
Alti-Piroxicam, Feldene, Therafeldamine
There may be other brand names for this medicine.