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A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, C15H13N3O4S, used primarily to treat arthritis.

[Alteration and blend of pyridine and hydroxy + c(arboxyl) + am(ide).]
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Noun1.piroxicam - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Feldene) used to treat arthritis and other inflammatory conditions
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, NSAID - an anti-inflammatory drug that does not contain steroids; "NSAIDs inhibit the activity of both Cox-1 and Cox-2 enzymes"
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The doctor has a wide range of drugs available: from over-the-counter NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) - ibuprofen, mefenamic acid, piroxicam, diclofenac, etc., to COX-2 inhibitors such as etoricoxib and celecoxib.
Summary: Aim of the present study was to develop and validate a rapid, selective, sensitive and economical reverse phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) method for quantification of Piroxicam, 5-hydroxypiroxicam (metabolite) and internal standard (meloxicam) in human plasma and evaluation of pharmacokinetics of piroxicam in Pakistani population, using the developed RP-HPLC/UV method.
To investigate the pharmacokinetics of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) piroxicam in cranes, three brolgas (Antigone rubicunda) were administered piroxicam as a single oral dose at 0.5 mg/kg and 1.0 mg/kg during separate trials.
A study based on healthcare databases in four countries has found that the use of over-the-counter painkillers such as piroxicam, diclofenac, and naproxen can lead to a significantly higher risk of being hospitalized with heart failure.
Control drugs were diclofenac in five trials (41-44, 45), piroxicam in two (46, 47), and acetaminophen (48) and naproxen (40) in one trial each.
Current antiarthritic regimen includes nonbiologic disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD), such as methotrexate; nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), such as piroxicam; biological therapies, such as inhibitors of IL-6, IL-1, and TNF-[alpha]; and glucocorticoids, such as methyl prednisolone and triamcinolone [3-6].
For seven traditional NSAIDs (diclofenac, ibuprofen, indomethacin, ketorolac, naproxen, nimesulide, and piroxicam) and the COX-2 inhibitors etoricoxib and rofecoxib, the odds ratios for heart failure with current use ranged from 1.16 for naproxen to 1.83 for ketorolac, compared with past use.
Antiinflamatorios no esteroideos (AINESs): ibuprofeno, piroxicam, naproxeno.
The objective of this study was to compare the mean postoperative endodontic pain using prophylactic intraligamentary injection of piroxicam and lignocaine in teeth with irreversible pulpitis.
These are diclofenac, ibuprofen, indomethacin, ketorolac, naproxen, nimesulide and piroxicam. COX-2 inhibitors etoricoxib and rofecoxib were also on the list.
The study showed an increased risk in seven NSAIDs - diclofenac, ibuprofen, indomethacin, ketorolac, naproxen, nimesulide and piroxicam - and two COX 2 inhibitors - etoricoxib and rofecoxib.