Piroxicam (Compounded) Rx
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Piroxicam (Compounded) Rx

Capsule
  • This medication is compounded by skilled VetRxDirect pharmacy technicians following strict regulations. A minimum amount per compounded medication of $49.99 is required. When an amount less than the minimum is purchased the difference will be added to your invoice.

  • Usually ships within one business day with veterinary approval.

  • Requires veterinary authorization.

  • Your pet's veterinarian will provide directions for use.

What is Piroxicam for Dogs and Cats?

  • Piroxicam is a nonsteriodal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain and inflammation.
  • Piroxicam may also enhance the body's ability to destroy cancer cells, and may be used with chemotherapy.
  • and is a non-selective COX-1 and COX-2 inhibitor. This product is the capsules also used for humans. Piroxicam inhibits the production of prostaglandins, decreasing inflammatory reactions, which decreases pain.

Why do cats and dogs use Piroxicam?

  • Piroxicam is prescribed to dogs to treat pain and inflammation due to degenerative joint disease, and as an adjunctive treatment of various tumors and carcinomas.
  • Piroxicam may be prescribed to cats as part of a cancer treatment regimen.

What else should I know about Piroxicam?

  • Piroxicam should be avoided in pets with allergies to aspirin or other NSAIDs, history of GI ulcer disease, bleeding disorders, or severely compromised cardiac function.
  • The flavored oral suspension may be easier to dose than capsules.
  • The suspension is oil-based and should be stored at room temperature. It does not need to be refrigerated.

What problems could my dog or cat have with Piroxicam?

  • Piroxicam, like other NSAIDs, can cause GI ulcers, bleeding, and kidney damage.
  • Kidney problems are especially common in cats using Piroxicam.
  • Piroxoicam can also cause headache, dizziness, ear ringing, abnormal liver tests, itching, rash, and water retention.
  • It is important to monitor your pet for these side effects while using Piroxicam. Your veterinarian may need to perform regular blood tests and exams.

How do you use Piroxicam?

  • Piroxicam is best given with food to reduce stomach upset. Follow your veterinarian's directions.
  • Shake the oral suspension well before use.

What is in Piroxicam?

  • The drug Piroxicam is a nonsteriodal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) that is a non-selective COX-1 and COX-2 inhibitor.
  • Piroxicam inhibits the production of prostaglandins, decreasing inflammatory reactions, which decreases pain.

Will I get what I see in the picture?

  • Piroxicam is sold as an FDA approved generic drug. Brand may vary from order to order and variation to variation. We are unable to guarantee which brand will be available at the time of order shipment.
  • These Piroxicam capsules and oral suspensions are compounded medications. The ingredients will be mixed specially for your dog or cat in our pharmacy.

Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the Piroxicam?

  • Dogs and cats may use Piroxicam for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.

Who makes these Piroxicam capsules and oral suspensions?

  • These Piroxicam capsules and oral suspensions are hand-made in our pharmacy.
  • There is a minimum charge of $49.99.
  • Shelf-life limits oral suspension orders to a 50-day supply.
  • There is a minimum order of 15 mL for any suspension.
  • Shelf-life limits capsule orders to a 170-day supply.