What is Brexidol?
Brexidol tablets contain piroxicam, which is a type of medicine called a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
What is Brexidol used for?
The medicine is used for relief of pain and inflammation in the following conditions in adults: rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and a form of arthritis affecting the joints of the spine (ankylosing spondylitis).
How does Brexidol work?
Piroxicam works by blocking the action of a substance in the body called cyclo-oxygenase (COX). Cyclo-oxygenase is involved in the production of various chemicals in the body, some of which are known as prostaglandins.
Who cannot use Brexidol?
People in whom aspirin or other NSAIDs, e.g. ibuprofen, leads to allergies reactions such as asthma attacks, itchy rash (urticaria), nasal inflammation (rhinitis) or swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat (angioedema).
Is Brexidol safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnancy unless considered essential by your doctor. This medicine may pass into breast milk in small amounts. The manufacturer states that it is not recommended for use by mothers.