Piroxicam is an anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic properties. It acts as a non-selective, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that binds and chelates both isoforms of cyclooxygenases so as to stall phospholipase A2 activity. It leads to the inhibition of prostaglandin biosynthesis. This active component inhibits the activation of neutrophils to contribute to its overall anti-inflammatory effects. It is available as conventional tablet form for oral consumption.
Class of Drugs – Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Molecular Formula – C15H13N3O4S
Molecular Weight - 331.3 g/mol
Working: The exact mechanism of this medication is not known. It belongs to a group of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Piroxicam reduces pain, inflammation, and fever. It may help reduce swelling by reducing levels of prostaglandin, a hormone-like substance that usually induces inflammation.
Uses: Given medication is indicated to reduce pain, swelling, and joint stiffness caused by arthritis. Decreasing these symptoms helps to continue normal daily activities. Piroxicam is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that blocks the production of certain natural substances in the body that cause inflammation.
Popular Brands and Dosages: It is used as an active component in a popular brand medicine as given below:
- Feldene: 10 mg and 20 mg
This medicine should be taken at the lowest effective dose to reduce the risk of stomach bleeding and other side effects.