Piroxicam 20 mg PER CAPSULE

Piroxicam 20 mg PER CAPSULE
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Piroxicam in veterinary medicine is most often prescribed to treat certain types of cancers, such as colon, prostate, and bladder cancer. This drug is used off label and discussions with your veterinarian are highly recommended. It can also be combined with opioid analgesics to reduce discomfort in oncology patients, while reducing the drowsiness commonly associated with those drugs.

For:

Dogs and cats

Benefits:

  • Demonstrates effectiveness against fevers
  • Helps treat chronic rhinitis in dogs and cats.
  • Can be used as an anti-inflammatory and pain medication in cats.
  • Combined with other drugs to treat transitional cell carcinoma, a bladder cancer, in dogs.

How it works

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.

Storage:

Keep this medicine out of reach of children. Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight.

How to Use

Administer orally at a starting dose of 2 mcg/kg once daily. Dosage may be adjusted to effect, not to exceed 4 mcg/kg daily. May cause eye irritation, an irritating smell, or headache when Prascend Tablets are split or crushed.

Weitht Dosage
all weight Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian.

Side Effects

Includes 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.