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Piroxicam uses

Piroxicam belongs to a class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used to relieve swelling, stiffness and joint pain caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

Common side-effects

• Pain at injected site
• Stomach pain
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Wind (gas)

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.


• Do not self-administer. Piroxicam will be given by registered nurse or health care professional.
• Piroxicam will be given intramuscularly.
• Along with medicines, physical/hot/cold therapies can help ease swelling/joint/muscular pain and stiffness. Also improving range of motion, sitting and standing postures can help in managing pain effectively to a great extent.
• You are recommended to avoid consuming alcohol as it can increase the risk of stomach problems.
• Check with your doctor before taking any other painkillers with Piroxicam as it may cause unwanted side effects.
• You are advised to avoid taking Piroxicam if you have stomach or intestinal ulcers, bleeding/perforation in your stomach.
• Before driving or performing any strenuous activity after taking Piroxicam make sure you are alert and normal enough to take up the above activities as this medicine may occasionally induce dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness and blurred vision.
• Always keep your doctor informed about the ongoing medications or the ones which you have taken in the past, including over-the-counter medicines and herbal medicines.


Q. How does Piroxicam work? A. Piroxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It is used to relieve swelling, stiffness and joint pain caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Piroxicam works by inhibiting the production of chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation.
Q) Can I take warfarin with Piroxicam? A) No, you are strongly recommended not to take warfarin along with Piroxicam. Together they may cause very unpleasant side effects which will harm the body. Check with your doctor before taking any medicines.
Q. Does Piroxicam can cause gastrointestinal bleeding and ulcers? A. Yes, the misuse of Piroxicam can cause ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding. Piroxicam might cause damage to the gastroduodenal mucosa (protective layer of the stomach) and induce bleeding and ulcers in the stomach. Hence, Piroxicam is to be taken only as prescribed by the doctor. Consult your doctor if you experience severe abdominal pain or blood in the stool or vomit.
Q) Can I take Piroxicam with mifepristone (medicine used to terminate pregnancy)? A) No, you are strongly advised not to take Piroxicam with mifepristone. You are recommended to maintain a gap of at least 12 days between mifepristone and Piroxicam. Consult your doctor for more information on this.
Q. Can Piroxicam be used for long-term treatment? A. No, you are strongly recommended to take Piroxicam in prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor/pharmacist. Taking Piroxicam for long period of time may increase risk of heart attack or stroke. Also, you are advised not to take uneven doses of Piroxicam on your own.