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
Chronic pain 21 11
Inflammation 21 12
Fibromyalgia 18 11
Pain 8 3
Stiffness/Spasticity 8 1
Arthritis pain 3 1

Show all 36 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 26

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Piroxicam

Side effect Patients
Alternating constipation and diarrhea 1
Constipation 1
Headaches 1
Heartburn 1
Nausea 1
Stomach (gastric) ulcer pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Piroxicam

Dosage Patients
20 mg daily 5
1 mg 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 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 3

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 6
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 30
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 22
Not specified 11

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Piroxicam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 2
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 1
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 1
Meloxicam (Mobic) 1
Naproxen Prescription (Naproxen 500) 1

Patients stopped taking Piroxicam and switched to:

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

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YellowRoseTX
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YellowRoseTX
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F56y
CFS:?y
FM:10y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See YellowRoseTX's full Piroxicam history

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
rv030193
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rv030193
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: none
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

See rv030193's full Piroxicam history

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
Last updated:
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