Piroxicam is an anti-inflammatory and analgesic drug and is used in cases of joint, bone and muscle pain.
Piroxicam is a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The property of all these drugs is that they inhibit the hormones that cause inflammation in the body.
What diseases is piroxicam used to treat?
Piroxicam is used to treat joint, bone and muscle pain, and inflammation of the bursa and tendons. It is used to treat pain, swelling and joint dryness caused by osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Piroxicam is used to control pain caused by gout. Piroxicam is used to control postoperative pain and pain from bruising and muscle strain. It is also used to control menstrual cramps.
How does piroxicam work?
Piroxicam reduces the production of prostaglandins in the body by inhibiting the enzyme cyclooxygenase. Prostaglandins begin the process of inflammation and pain in the body.
How to take piroxicam?
- Take piroxicam exactly as your doctor advised.
- It may take two weeks for the effect of piroxicam on your illness to be optimal.
- If you forget to take piroxicam at the time you need to, take it whenever you can, but do not double the dose if it is time for your next dose. Do not take the missed dose and only use the dose related to this watch.
- Take piroxicam after meals.
- Take piroxicam with a full glass of water and do not lie down for at least ten minutes after taking it.
- Keep piroxicam out of the reach of children
- Store piroxicam in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
- Piroxicam is also used as a topical ointment. In these cases, apply a thin layer of gel on the skin and gently massage it on the sore spot.
- Wash your hands after use. Topical piroxicam is usually used 3-4 times a day for a maximum of one month. Do not use the drug near the skin of the eye or on inflamed skin with a wound.
- Piroxicam is used in the form of 20 mg suppositories with one use per day.
Use piroxicam and inform your doctor about underlying diseases
If you have any of the following conditions, be sure to tell your doctor before taking piroxicam
- Myocardial infarction or stroke</li
- Heart failure
- blood pressure
- Stomach ulcers or gastrointestinal bleeding
- Nasal polyps
- Coagulation disorder
- If you smoke
- Age over 65 years
- Liver or kidney disease
- History of allergies to other drugs
- Taking other anti-inflammatory drugs
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