piroxicam, Feldene (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Piroxicam is used for the treatment of inflammation and pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of piroxicam are:

NSAIDs reduce the ability of blood to clot and therefore increase bleeding after an injury.

Piroxicam also may cause stomach and intestinal bleeding and ulcers. Sometimes, stomach ulceration and intestinal bleeding can occur without any abdominal pain. Black tarry stools, weakness, and dizziness upon standing may be the only signs of the bleeding. People who are allergic to other NSAIDs should not use piroxicam.

NSAIDs reduce the flow of blood to the kidneys and impair function of the kidneys. The impairment is most likely to occur in patients with preexisting impairment of kidney function or congestive heart failure, and use of NSAIDs in these patients should be done cautiously.

Individuals with asthma are more likely to experience allergic reactions to prioxicam and other NSAIDs. Fluid retention, blood clots, heart attacks, hypertension, and heart failure have also been associated with the use of NSAIDs.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/28/2015


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