Feldene“ is another name for this medication. Piroxicam’s primary use in dogs and cats has been as The successful outcome of your animal’s treatment a supplementary drug to use in the treatment of cer- with this medication depends upon your commit- tain types of cancers, especially those found in the ment and ability to administer it exactly as the vet- bladder. Piroxicam probably acts by enhancing the erinarian has prescribed. Please do not skip doses or body’s own ability to destroy cancer cells. Piroxicam stop giving the medication. If you have difficulty giv- is in the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) ing doses consult your veterinarian or pharmacist class of drugs and is commonly used in people for who can offer administration techniques or change treating arthritic symptoms. While it can be used for the dosage form to a type of medication that may be this purpose in dogs, there are safer drugs to use. Some other drugs can interact with this medication Are There Conditions or Times When Its Use so tell your veterinarian about any drugs or foods that you currently give your animal. Do not give new Piroxicam should not be used in animals who are foods or medications without first asking your vet- allergic to it or severely allergic to other drugs like it Dogs: Dogs usually receive this medication once a Use this drug very cautiously, if at all, in animals that have active stomach or gastrointestinal ulcers or Try to give this medication with food as that may have had these kinds of ulcers in the past. Piroxicam reduce the chances of stomach problems occurring. can make these ulcers worse or reappear. If you miss a dose of this medication you should give Piroxicam should not be used in animals with kidney it as soon as you remember it if it is within 12 hours of when you should have given it. Otherwise skip If your animal has severe heart disease, talk to your this dose and give the next dose at the regular time. veterinarian about the risks of piroxicam making Do not double a dose as this can be toxic to your Piroxicam must be used in cats very cautiously; there is little experience using this drug in this species and cats often do not tolerate these types of drugs well. What Other Information Is Important About This When piroxicam is used in cats, it is generally not Keep the capsules stored in the original prescription vial at room temperature; do not expose them to What Side Effects Can Be Seen With Its Use? The most commonly reported side effects in animals Because of the differences in size between animals taking piroxicam are usually related to it causing and people, your veterinarian may compound or stomach bleeding and ulcers. This may present as have compounded by a pharmacy capsule strengths decreased appetite, vomiting (including blood in the that are smaller than are originally manufactured. vomit), diarrhea, or blood in the stools. If you see “tarry” black stools contact your veterinarian. If stomach ulcers occur, your veterinarian may pre-scribe other medicines to help control them. Piroxicam may also affect the kidneys or the liver. Tell your veterinarian if your animal’s urinary habits have changed while receiving this drug. Piroxicam may cause your animal to bleed longer after cuts than usual. This is usually not a serious problem, but contact your veterinarian if you note anything unusual. VETERINARY DRUG HANDBOOK-Client Information Edition Permission to print and distribute to individual clients granted by Gigi Davidson and Donald C. Plumb 2003
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