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Piroxicam (Piroxicam) - Indications and Dosage

 
 



INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of piroxicam and other treatment options before deciding to use piroxicam. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals (see WARNINGS).

  •  Piroxicam is indicated:
      For relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis.
    • For relief of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of piroxicam and other treatment options before deciding to use piroxicam. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals (see WARNINGS).

After observing the response to initial therapy with piroxicam, the dose and frequency should be adjusted to suit an individual patient's needs.

For the relief of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, the recommended dose is 20 mg given orally once per day. If desired, the daily dose may be divided. Because of the long half-life of piroxicam, steady-state blood levels are not reached for 7 to 12 days. Therefore, although the therapeutic effects of piroxicam are evident early in treatment, there is a progressive increase in response over several weeks and the effect of therapy should not be assessed for two weeks.

HOW SUPPLIED

Piroxicam Capsules, USP are available containing 10 mg or 20 mg of piroxicam, USP.

The 10 mg capsule is a hard-shell gelatin capsule with a dark green opaque cap and an olive opaque body axially printed with MYLAN over 1010 on both the body and cap. The capsule is filled with a white to off-white powder. They are available as follows:

NDC 0378-1010-01
bottles of 100 capsules

The 20 mg capsule is a hard-shell gelatin capsule with a medium green opaque cap and a medium green opaque body axially printed with MYLAN over 2020 on both the body and cap. The capsule is filled with a white to off-white powder. They are available as follows:

NDC 0378-2020-01
bottles of 100 capsules

NDC 0378-2020-05
bottles of 500 capsules

Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F). [See USP for Controlled Room Temperature.]

Protect from light.

Dispense in a tight, light-resistant container as defined by the USP using a child-resistant closure.

PHARMACIST: Dispense a Medication Guide with each prescription.

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Morgantown, WV 26505

REVISED JANUARY 2008

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