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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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Summary: A high performance liquid chromatographic method was developed and validated to simultaneously quantify citalopram with piroxicam, celecoxib and diclofenac sodium.
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.
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.
In addition, the odds of hospitalization for heart failure doubled for diclofenac, etoricoxib, indomethacin, piroxicam, and rofecoxib when dosed at two or more daily dose equivalents, the researchers noted.
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.
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.
These are diclofenac, ibuprofen, indomethacin, ketorolac, naproxen, nimesulide and piroxicam.
Total 16 0 0 Indomethacin 13 2 0 Serratiopeptidase 2 0 0 Mefenamic acid 0 0 0 Etoricoxib 8 0 0 Meloxicam 0 3 1 Piroxicam 0 1 0 Nimesulide 36 0 0 Aspirin 12 0 0 Total 404 12 9 Analgesic Pantoprazole Rabepra Antacid Total zole Aceclofenac 57 0 2 112 Diclofenac 32 2 3 194 Ibuprofen 1 0 0 122 U.
Los productos anti-inf lamatorios, entre los que destacan diclofenac y piroxicam, estan entre los medicamentos mas utilizados a traves de auto prescripcion y automedicacion, y constituyen en America Latina cerca del 6% del consumo de medicamentos (Castel et al.