Piroxicam: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Composition & More - Zoylo
INFORMATION ABOUT PIROXICAM
PIROXICAM belongs to a class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used for relieving some symptoms caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis such as swelling, stiffness and joint pain.
• Fluid retention
• Blurred vision
• Weight loss or gain
It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR PIROXICAM
• Take PIROXICAM particularly with meals or just after meals to avoid stomach upset and acidity.
• Take PIROXICAM with whole glass of water. Do not crush or chew PIROXICAM. You are strongly advised not to change the dose of PIROXICAM without talking to your doctor. Take the dose as prescribed by your doctor.
• Avoid taking PIROXICAM if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Your doctor may prescribe you with special monitoring. Speak to your doctor for more information on this.
• Preferably a lower dosage of PIROXICAM to be given to the elderly patients as compared to adults.
• Inform and check with your doctor before taking another painkiller or medicine along with PIROXICAM.
• 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.
• 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.
• Avoid taking PIROXICAM if you have a stomach or intestinal ulcer or bleeding or bleeding or perforation in your stomach and if you have severe heart disease or heart failure.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q) How does PIROXICAM work? A) PIROXICAM works by reducing the formation of prostaglandins in the body which are responsible for causing pain and swelling. PIROXICAM helps in relieving pain and inflammation in various disease conditions.
Q) Can I take PIROXICAM with warfarin? 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. Other pain killers such as acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and anticoagulants such as warfarin should also be avoided completely while on PIROXICAM medication.
Q) Can I stop PIROXICAM on my own? A) You are advised to continue taking PIROXICAM till the time your doctor has prescribed it. Stopping it in the mid-way can lead to return of pain. However, if you are feeling any other discomfort with PIROXICAM, then discuss with your doctor before discontinuing it.
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) When should I stop taking PIROXICAM? A) You should stop taking PIROXICAM and consult your doctor immediately if you have certain conditions like severe allergic reaction. Symptoms may include skin rash, swelling of the face, wheezing or difficulty breathing. Also, stop taking PIROXICAM and consult your doctor immediately if you have stomach pain, passing black or blood-stained bowel movements or vomiting blood. If the above symptoms are experienced, then you should consult your doctor. These symptoms may be due to your other underlying conditions. Your doctor may perform different tests regarding this. He may also stop PIROXICAM or prescribe you alternate medication.
Q) Does PIROXICAM cause weight gain? A) Yes, weight gain may occur as a side-effect of PIROXICAM. It is advisable to follow diet and exercise while you are on this medication. Please inform your doctor if you think you've put on more weight than normal.
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. You are advised not to take uneven doses of PIROXICAM on your own.
Q) Can I use PIROXICAM during pregnancy? A) You are advised not to take PIROXICAM specially during last three months of pregnancy. Your doctor may prescribe PIROXICAM only if potential benefit justifies the condition and potential risk to the foetus.
Q) Does PIROXICAM cause gastrointestinal disturbances? A) Yes, PIROXICAM known to cause gastrointestinal disturbances like stomach ache, diarrhea, constipation, wind, indigestion, feeling sick (nausea), vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal pain/discomfort. You are advised to report to your doctor if you feel uncomfortable after taking PIROXICAM.
Q) How to store PIROXICAM? A) Do not store PIROXICAM above 25°C and store it away from heat and sunlight. Store it in room temperature and do not freeze it. Keep out of the sight and reach of the children.