What does the drug piroxicam do?Chemical Name: PIROXICAM (peer-OX-i-kam)
Piroxicam (Generic of Feldene)
Piroxicam is an anti-inflammatory, nonsteroidal medicine that helps treat fever, inflammation, and pain in the body. It belongs to a group of NSAIDs that help to relieve mild to moderate pain caused by arthritis, injury, menstrual cramps, and other musculoskeletal conditions. This medicine works by decreasing the levels of prostaglandins, the chemicals responsible for fever, pain, and inflammation.
Piroxicam 10 mg and different strength piroxicam capsules are available at Canada Pharmacy. You can order today and have it delivered right to your doorstep.
The active ingredient in this medicine is piroxicam.
Use this medicine according to the instruction of your doctor. Avoid taking this drug in larger amounts or for days than recommended by your doctor. Before starting this medication read the instructions on the label carefully. If you are taking this medicine for longer periods of time check with your doctor to see that it is not causing any harm. It might take a couple of weeks before you see any change in the symptoms. Consult your doctor if there is no change in the patient’s condition. Keep this medicine away from heat and moisture at room temperature.
Do not take any other pain or allergy medication with piroxicam without consulting your doctor first. Avoid alcohol while taking this medicine. Make sure to tell your doctor if you are taking any anti-depressants or blood thinners before taking Piroxicam capsules.
If you use an NSAID, it increases the risk of life-threatening circulation or heart problems. This risk escalates with regular use. Avoid this medicine before or after having a heart bypass surgery. Following are some of the serious side effects caused by this medicine.
If you experience any of these symptoms (mentioned below) discontinue use and seek medical help.
- Bloody, black, or tarry stools
- Urination problems
- Chest pains
- Problems with balance or vision
- Weakness, shortness of breath
- Slurred speech
- Coughing up vomit or blood
- Rapid weight gain or swelling
- Nausea, loss of appetite
- Stomach pain
- Skin rash
- Sore throat, fever, and headache
Some less serious side effects are:
- Bloating, gas
- Blurred vision
- Upset stomach
- Diarrhea, constipation
- Ringing in your ears
- Dizziness or nervousness
Product Code: 1945
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.