Piroxicam is a prescription drug that is used to relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, among other conditions related to pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness. The drug is part of a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and it works by inhibiting certain hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. It comes in the form of a capsule and should be taken with a glass of water. Piroxicam and other NSAIDs have a number of potential side effects, including diarrhea, gas, and heartburn.
What Is Piroxicam?
Piroxicam (Feldene®) is a prescription medicine used to treat pain, inflammation, swelling, and/or stiffness. It is part of a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs for short.
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Feldene [package insert]. New York, NY: Pfizer, Inc.;2010 July.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/.
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