In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Piroxicam (piroxicam systemic) is a member of the drug class nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents and is used to treat Frozen Shoulder, Osteoarthritis, Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Temporomandibular Joint Disorder.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory agent

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, NSAID

Chemical Name

2H-1,2-Benzothiazine-3-carboxamide, 4-hydroxy-2-methyl-N-2-pyridinyl-, 1,1-dioxide

Foreign Names

  • Piroxicamum (Latin)
  • Piroxicam (German)
  • Piroxicam (French)
  • Piroxicam (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Piroxicam (OS: JAN, USAN, DCIT, DCF, BAN)
  • CP 16171 (IS: Pfizer)
  • Piroxicam (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, Ph. Eur. 7, USP 34)
  • Piroxicamum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Piroxicam Cinnamate (OS: USAN)
  • Cinnoxicam (IS)
  • SPA-S-510 (IS: Prodotti)
  • Piroxicam Betadex (OS: BAN, USAN)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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