Today's Daily Dose: Piroxicam


Today's Daily Dose: Piroxicam

May 18, 2011
By staff
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“The potential anticancer effects of piroxicam in cats with transitional cell carcinoma have not been thoroughly described, but, anecdoctally, piroxicam appears to be well-tolerated at a dosage of 0.3 mg/kg by mouth two or three times a week. Using this dosing scheme in cats with transitional cell carcinoma should be safe based on prior pharmacokinetic studies of oral piroxicam conducted in healthy cats; however, its anticancer effectiveness remains poorly characterized in cancer-bearing cats.”

—Timothy M. Fan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (internal medicine and oncology)

From Just Ask the Expert: Transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder and piroxicam