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Chem mart Piroxicam Capsules

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Generic Name: Piroxicam
Product Name: Chem mart Piroxicam Capsules


Piroxicam is used to relieve pain and inflammation in the following conditions
-Rheumatoid arthritis
-Ankylosing spondylitis
-Superficial sporting injuries


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

Piroxicam may be taken as tablets or it can be applied to the skin surface

Oral dosing (Tablets)
The recommended initial dose is 10 mg once a day
The usual dose range is 10â??20 mg once a day
Doses greater than 20 mg a day carry an increased risk of adverse effects and are not recommended.

Topical dosing (Cream applied to skin)
Apply Piroxicam to the affected area 3â??4 times a day



Common side effects

-Stomach ulcers
-Salt and fluid retention
-High blood pressure
-Loss of appetite
-Stomach cramps
-When Piroxicam is applied to the skin it may cause skin irritation, itching and a rash

Uncommon side effects

-High potassium levels
-Kidney function impairment
-Ulceration of the oesophagus
-Heart failure
-When Piroxicam is applied to the skin it may cause shortness of breath, nausea, heartburn, abdominal pain, dermatitis, increased sensitivity to light, swelling of the feet and ankles and allergic reactions


For further information talk to your doctor.

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Posted On: 15 February, 2005
Modified On: 1 January, 1970

Created by: myVMC