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Piroxicam is an NSAID that is used to treat some cancers in dogs and cats and, to a lesser degree, for pain and inflammation due to osteoarthritis.

* Sold as individual 20 mg capsule. 

What is Piroxicam, 20 mg Capsule?

Piroxicam is an NSAID that is used to treat some cancers in dogs and cats and, to a lesser degree, for pain and inflammation due to osteoarthritis.

Who is Piroxicam, 20 mg Capsule for?

Dogs or Cats

Why use Piroxicam, 20 mg Capsule?

-Piroxicam has been used in combination with other drugs to treat transitional cell carcinoma, a bladder cancer, in dogs. -Piroxicam can be used as an anti-inflammatory and pain medication in cats. -Piroxicam has been used to treat chronic rhinitis in dogs and cats. -Piroxicam also demonstrates effectiveness against fevers.

How does Piroxicam, 20 mg Capsule work?

Piroxicam belongs to the class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Piroxicam is a nonselective cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitor with inhibitory effects on both COX-1 and COX-2. COX-1 produces prostaglandins that regulate homeostasis, allowing the kidney to respond to hypotension and protect the GI tract. COX-2 produces the prostaglandins that are increased in the presence of inflammation. COX-2 is upregulated in many types of tumors, including nasal epithelial tumors, mammary tumors, colorectal tumorsoral squamous cell carcinomaoral melanoma, prostatic carcinoma, transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the urinary bladder and osteosarcoma.



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How is Piroxicam, 20 mg Capsule sold?

Individual 20 mg capsule

What are the side effects of Piroxicam, 20 mg Capsule?

Side effects of piroxicam include stomach and intestinal ulcers and bleeding, dark or tarry stools (from bleeding into the intestines), vomiting, loss of appetite and peritonitis (from intestinal perforation). Some of these are life-threatening problems and they can occur relatively suddenly. The potential for ulcers increases when piroxicam is used in combination with corticosteroids (such as cortisone or prednisone), aspirin or phenylbutazone. Piroxicam can decrease kidney function and cause a sudden severe injury to the kidneys (papillary necrosis). Blood clotting may be impaired due to the effects of piroxicam on the blood platelets. As with other NSAIDs, this drug can cause liver injury with elevation of liver enzymes in blood tests.

What special precautions are there?

Keep away from children and animals. Piroxicam should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug. Piroxicam should be avoided in animals with a history of bleeding, inflammation or perforation of the stomach or intestinal mucosa (lining). It should also be avoided in animals with high blood pressure. This drug must be used with caution in patients with heart failure. Piroxicam may interact with other medications. Consult with your veterinarian to determine if other drugs your pet is receiving could interact with Piroxicam. Such drugs include diuretics or ACE-inhibitors (enalapril, benazepril, quinapril).

What to do if overdose?

Contact your nearest emergency animal hospital

How can I store Piroxicam, 20 mg Capsule?

Keep in a cool/dry place

Helpful Tips:

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.

Use as directed by your veterinarian


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