Agent Name

Piroxicam

Alternative Name

Feldene

CAS Number

36322-90-4

Formula

C15-H13-N3-O4-S

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

4-Hydroxy-2-methyl-N-(2-pyridyl)-2H-1,2-benzothiazin-3-caboxyamid-1,1-dioxid [German]; 4-Hydroxy-2-methyl-N-(2-pyridyl)-2H-1,2-benzothiazine-3-carboxamide-1,1-dioxide; 4-Hydroxy-2-methyl-N-2-pyridyl-2H-1,2-benzothiazine-3-carboxamide 1,1-dioxide; BAXO; CHF 1251; CP 16171; CP-16,171; Feldene; Piroftal; Piroxicamum [INN-Latin]; Pyroxycam; Roxicam; 2H-1,2-Benzothiazine-3-carboxamide, 4-hydroxy-2-methyl-N-2-pyridinyl-, 1,1-dioxide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Pharmaceuticals

Description

Solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as anti-inflammatory medication; [Merck Index]

Comments

Can cause photo-allergic contqct dermatitis; It can also induce systemic photo-sensitivity in patients sensitized to thiomersal. [Kanerva, p. 1827] Piroxicam may induce photosensitivity in patients taking it systemically (photodrug reaction). [Marks, p. 201-3]

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Contact Dermatitis, Photoallergic

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