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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
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.com International Drug Names
Legal status
Routes of
Pharmacokinetic data
Protein binding High
Biological half-life 30–140 hours
CAS Registry Number  YesY
ATC code M01AC02
PubChem CID: 5282194
ChemSpider 4471584 N
UNII Z1R9N0A399 YesY
KEGG D01767 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C13H11N3O4S2
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[1] 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.[2][3] Tenoxicam belongs to the class of NSAIDs known as oxicams. [4] 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).[2]


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).[5]

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  1. ^ Meda. Aug 15, 2008 Press release: Press Release: Meda Acquires Product Portfolio from Roche
  2. ^ a b NHS Medicines A-Z - Tenoxicam Page accessed July 3, 2015
  3. ^ Drugs.com Drugs.com international listings for Tenoxicam Page accessed July 3, 2015
  4. ^ Xu S et al. Oxicams, a class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and beyond. IUBMB Life. 2014 Dec;66(12):803-11. PMID 25537198
  5. ^ NHS Patient warnings Page accessed July 3, 2015