Piroxicam

DOSAGE FORMS

Capsule, Chews, Oral Suspension

GENERAL

Piroxicam is primarily used in dogs and cats (rarely) as a supplementary drug treatment of certain types of cancers, especially bladder cancer. It probably acts by enhancing the body’s own ability to destroy cancer cells.

PROPER USAGE

Since piroxicam causes stomach upset, it should not be used if the animal has active or a history of stomach or gastrointestinal ulcers. It should be given with food. It should be given with caution in liver or kidney disease. If a dose is missed, do not

SIDE EFFECTS

Stomach bleeding or ulcers: decreased appetite, vomiting (possibly with blood), diarrhea, blood in stools. Possible increased bleeding time after a cut. Kidney/liver problems: contact vet if your pet’s urinary habits change

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