What is Piroxicam?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Feldene Piroxicam Gel Apo-Piroxicam Show all

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Piroxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID) used to provide relief from pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Inflammation 21 12
Fibromyalgia 18 11
Pain 8 3
Stiffness/spasticity 8 1
Arthritis pain 3 1

Show all 31 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 1
Mild 6
None 27

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Piroxicam

Side effect Patients
Constipation 1
Gastric ulcer pain 1
Headaches 1
Heartburn 1
Nausea 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Piroxicam

Dosage Patients
20 mg daily 3
1 mg daily 1
1 GEL three times daily 1
10 mg daily 1
10 mg twice daily 1
20 GEL daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Piroxicam

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 17
Doctor's advice 7
Other 7
Side effects too severe 7
Change in health plan coverage 4
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
See all 33 patients who've stopped taking Piroxicam

Duration

Currently taking Piroxicam

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Piroxicam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 23
Usually 3
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 31
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 22
Not specified 12

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Piroxicam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 2
Meloxicam (Mobic) 2
Aceclofenac 1
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 1
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Piroxicam and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 3
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2 patient evaluations for Piroxicam

Nov 20, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for inflammation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 24, 2010 (Started Nov 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks
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