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Piroxicam Dispersible Tablets (Terry White Chemists)

Generic Name: Piroxicam
Product Name: Piroxicam Dispersible Tablets (Terry White Chemists)

Indication

Piroxicam is used to relieve pain and inflammation in the following conditions:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Superficial sporting injuries

    Action

    Piroxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs relieve pain and inflammation by inhibiting the synthesis of prostaglandins, which have an important involvement in the production of inflammation, pain and fever in the body.

    Dose advice

  • The recommended initial dose is 10 mg once a day.
  • The usual dose range is 10-20 mg once a day
  • Doses greater than 20 mg a day carry an increased risk of adverse effects and are not recommended.

    Common side effects

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Heartburn
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Salt and fluid retention
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Appetite loss
  • Stomach cramps

    Uncommon side effects

  • High potassium levels
  • Kidney function impairment
  • Confusion
  • Asthma
  • Rash
  • Ulceration of the oesophagus
  • Heart failure

     

    For further information talk to your doctor.

  • Dates

    Posted On: 22 July, 2003
    Modified On: 13 March, 2014


    Created by: myVMC