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Peroxicam is a custom pharmacy drug in the family of drugs classified as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Peroxicam actively disables the production of substances within the body that cause inflammation and pain. In addition to pain, peroxicam is given to relieve tenderness, stiffness, and swelling that often comes with common conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.


Peroxicam is usually taken orally, as a capsule, one to two times a day or as prescribed by your physician. This drug may take need to be taken for several weeks before results are felt. Ask your physician for further information on average expected results. Always take the exact amount prescribed by your physician and do not deviate from his or her directions. If you feel that you are not getting the results you expected you might want to contact your physician to discuss, but never change your dosage or stop taking this medication without your physician's expressed permission and approval. Consult with your compounding pharmacist if you have general questions about peroxicam.


Side effects may present while taking this drug. Watch for potential side effects and see your doctor if you experience any that worsen or persist. Common side effects seen with peroxicam are:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in Ears
  • Headaches

Severe Side Effects:

When taking peroxicam, you may experience some common side effects, severe side effects, or no side effects at all and there is no way to know in advance of taking peroxicam exactly how it will affect you specifically. With this in mind, it is important to talk to your physician at your initial consultation about all of the side effects that are within the realm of possibility so you will be armed with the knowledge you need to act accordingly. Severe side effects have the potential to be very harmful and as such you should never disregard anything that feels severe. If you experience anything at all that feels severe or anything that is listed below, see your physician at once or go to a medical facility for treatment immediately. Some of the more commonly seen severe side effects are listed below for your convenience but please note this list is not a complete list.

  • Difficulty Urinating
  • Painful Urination
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Swelling (eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat)
  • Swelling (ankles, feet, or legs)
  • Swelling (abdomen)
  • Swelling (arms, hands)
  • Fever
  • Blisters
  • Vision Problems
  • Weight Gain
  • Joint Pain
  • Pale Skin
  • Accelerated Heartbeat
  • Extreme Tiredness
  • Unusual Bleeding
  • Abnormal Bruising
  • Low Energy
  • Upset or Uneasy Stomach
  • No Appetite
  • Pain in Stomach
  • Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Jaundice
  • Cloudy and/or Bloody Urine
  • Back Pain
  • Trouble Swallowing
  • Hoarseness
  • Rash and/or Itching
  • Hives


Do not take this drug without the approval of your primary care physician. All drugs potentially pose risks and as such only your physician can properly decide if peroxicam will be safe for your use.

Peroxicam may be contraindicated for many conditions, diseases, alternative treatments, drug interactions, or other medical issues so it is important to discuss all possible contraindications with your physician before beginning use of this drug. Peroxicam is a powerful drug and only your physician will know if it is potentially contraindicated for you based on any of the aforementioned. Talk to your physician and get more information on contraindications.

A few of the many possible contraindications for peroxicam are listed below. Please note this is only a partial list. Ask your physician for a complete list of contraindications at your medical screening and consultation.

Partial List of Some Contraindications:

  • Hypersensitivity to Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid)
  • General Hypersensitivity to Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Active Peptic Ulcer
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