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Piroxicam

Contributor(s): Kyle Braund

Introduction

Name

  • Piroxicam.

Class of drug

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Uses

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Indications

  • Controls mild to moderate pain and inflammation in osteoarthritic    conditions.
  • Treatment of canine bladder carcinoma   Bladder: neoplasia  .

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Fluoroquinolones
  • Increased risk of convulsions (man).

Antihypertensives, eg beta-blockers

  • May antagonize hypotensive effects.

Diuretics

  • May increase risk of nephrotoxicity.

with diagnostic tests

  • May cause false low T3 and T4 values.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Papich M G (1997)Principles of analgesic drug therapy.Semin Vet Med Surg12(2), 80-93.
  • Sumans Het al(1996)Tolerance and clinical evaluation of piroxicam in dogs.Canine Pract21(5), 16-19.

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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