|Systematic (IUPAC) name|
(3E)-3-[hydroxy(pyridin-2-ylamino)methylene] -2-methyl-2,3-dihydro-4H-thieno[2,3-e] [1,2]thiazin-4-one 1,1-dioxide
|Biological half-life||30–140 hours|
|Molecular mass||337.376 g/mol|
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Tenoxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It was originated by Roche but as of 2008 is sold by Meda AB under the trade name Mobiflex. It is available in the United Kingdom and other countries, but not in the US, as a prescription-only drug. Tenoxicam belongs to the class of NSAIDs known as oxicams.  It is used to relieve inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis (a type of arthritis involving the spine), tendinitis (inflammation of a tendon), bursitis (inflammation of a bursa, a fluid-filled sac located around joints and near the bones), and periarthritis of the shoulders or hips (inflammation of tissues surrounding these joints).
The drug is contraindicated for patients who are seniors who have been given anesthesia or surgery; are at risk of increased bleeding or kidney failure; have an active inflammatory disease involving the stomach or intestine (like ulcerative colitis); have an active stomach or intestinal ulcer; have had an acute asthmatic attack, hives, rhinitis (inflammation of the inner lining of the nasal passage), or other allergic reactions caused by Aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (for example diclofenac, ibuprofen, indomethacin, naproxen).
- Meda. Aug 15, 2008 Press release: Press Release: Meda Acquires Product Portfolio from Roche
- NHS Medicines A-Z - Tenoxicam Page accessed July 3, 2015
- Drugs.com Drugs.com international listings for Tenoxicam Page accessed July 3, 2015
- Xu S et al. Oxicams, a class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and beyond. IUBMB Life. 2014 Dec;66(12):803-11. PMID 25537198
- NHS Patient warnings Page accessed July 3, 2015
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