1.a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Feldene) used to treat arthritis and other inflammatory conditions
1.(MeSH)A cyclooxygenase inhibiting, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (NSAID) that is well established in treating rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and used for musculoskeletal disorders, dysmenorrhea, and postoperative pain. Its long half-life enables it to be administered once daily.
definición de Piroxicam (Wikipedia)
Piroxicam (n.) [MeSH]
|Systematic (IUPAC) name|
|Pregnancy cat.||C, D if used in the third trimester or near delivery|
|Metabolism||4 to 10% renal|
|Half-life||30 to 86 hours|
|Excretion||4 to 10% renal|
|ATC code||M01 M02, S01|
|Mol. mass||331.348 g/mol|
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Piroxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug of the oxicam class used to relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, primary dysmenorrhoea, postoperative pain; and act as an analgesic, especially where there is an inflammatory component. It is manufactured by Pfizer under the tradename Feldene, and is available in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Italy, Brazil and the United States. It is also manufactured by Bosnalijek under the tradename Roxam, and is available in Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. In India, it is available by the tradename Dolonex. In Thailand it is available by the tradename Fasden. It is manufactured as a patch by SK Chemicals Co., Ltd. in Korea (www.skchemicals.com.cn) for use in China under the trade name "Trast"; the Chinese name (in Pinyin) is Biluoxikang Tiepian".
Other brand names for Piroxicam include "Brexidol", "Brexin", "Erazon", "Exipan", "Faxiden", "Felden", "Feldoral", "Flamexin", "Hotemin", "Lubor", "Mobilis", "Pirox von ct", "Proponol", "Reumador", "Roxam", "Sinartrol", "Toricam", "Tracam", "Ugesic", "Veral" and "Vurdon".
Piroxicam use can result in gastrointestinal toxicity, tinnitus, dizziness, headache, rash, and pruritus. The most severe adverse reactions are peptic ulceration, gastrointestinal bleeding, and severe skin reactions including Stevens–Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Approximately 30% of all patients receiving daily doses of 20 mg of piroxicam experience side effects.
In rare cases, piroxicam may cause skin to become more sensitive to sunlight.
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