Piroxicam was initially created for humans as a pain reliever. But with the proper dosage by your vet, it can also be administered to cats and dogs with some cancers, and as a pain reliever for arthritis. Piroxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), so it reduces both pain and inflammation. This drug is typically recommended for dogs experiencing neoplasia, a condition in which abnormal masses of tissue develop into tumors within the body. Consult your veterinarian if this is the right drug for you petís symptoms.
For: Cats and Dogs
How it works: Piroxicam is generally prescribed with other medications, depending on the condition being treated. Piroxicam is a cyclo-oxygenase (COX) inhibitor. COX aids in the production of prostaglandins, which cause pain, swelling, and inflammation during injury or disease. By blocking the production of prostaglandins, Piroxicam reduces inflammation and pain.
Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of Piroxicam Capsules, USP and other treatment options before decidign to use Piroxicam Capsules, USP. Use the lowest effective dose for shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals.
After observing the response to initial therapy with Piroxicam Capsules, USP, the dose and frequency should be adjusted to suit an individual patient's needs.
For the relief of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, the recommended dose is 20 mg given orally once per day. If desired, the daily dose may be divided. Because of the logn half-life of Piroxicam Capsules, USP, steady-state blood levels are not reached for 7-12 days. Therefore, although the therapeutic effects of Piroxicam Capsules, USp are evident early in treatment, there is a progressive increase in response over several weeks and the effect of therapy should not be assessed for two weeks.
Indications and Usage: Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of Piroxicam Capsules, USP and other treatmetn options before decidign to use Piroxicam Capsules, USP. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals (see WARNINGS).
Piroxicam Capsules, USP is contraindicated for the treatment of peri-operative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery (see WARNINGS).
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