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Will I be taking piroxicam for a long time?

Depending on why your doctor prescribed piroxicam, you may have to take it for at least several weeks. If you are taking it for chronic, or long-term, arthritis, your doctor may suggest that you try piroxicam for a while to see if it helps your symptoms. While you may start feeling better within just a few days, it may take as long as two or three months for you to feel the full effect of piroxicam. This is because it can take several weeks for the medicine to take full effect. If you have been on piroxicam for a few days and feel that your symptoms are not improving, be patient and give the medicine a little longer to take effect. However, if you have not noticed any change in your symptoms after months of being on piroxicam, tell your doctor. He or she may suggest either increasing the dose or switching to another medicine.

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