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Description of the medicine: Piroxicam (Piroxicam)

PYROXYCAM (Piroxicam). 4-hydroxy-2-methyl-3- (N-pyridyl-2) carboxamido-2H-1, 2-benzothiazine-1, 1-dioxide

Synonyms: Pyrox, Roxicam, Toldin, Algitrat, Androxicam, Calmapir, Erason, Feldene, Pirox, Piroxiflam, Pronaxen, Toldin, etc.

Yellowish crystalline powder, sparingly soluble in water.

In action, similar to other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

It is easily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, a peak in plasma concentration is observed 3 to 5 hours after ingestion, and the half-life is about 36 to 45 hours. This significant half-life determines the long-term effect of the drug and the possibility of using it once a day relatively small dose.

Indications and contraindications are basically the same as for other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs - orthophene, parometicin, etc.

Pyroxicam is taken orally, usually 20 mg (2 tablets or 1 capsule) 1 time per day during or after meals. It is also possible to use 10 mg (1 tablet) 2 times a day.

Usually piroxicam is well tolerated, however, the same side effects are possible as with other similar drugs.

Piroxicam may enhance the effect of anticoagulants. Acetylsalicylic acid reduces the level of piroxicam in blood plasma.

Contraindications see Ortophen. The use of the drug during pregnancy and lactation is not allowed. It should not be prescribed piroxicam when working requiring increased attention. The simultaneous use of alcohol is unacceptable.

Method of production: tablets of 0.01 g (10 mg) in a package of 20 pieces; capsules of 0.02 g (20 mg).

Storage: List B.