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How does piroxicam work?

Piroxicam belongs to a general group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by blocking the ability of special chemicals, called enzymes, to work. The specific enzymes are called COX enzymes. Without these enzymes, the body cannot produce substances that cause fever, pain and inflammation in the body.

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