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The effect of multiple oral doses of meloxicam 15 mg on the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of warfarin was investigated in healthy male volunteers. Warfarin was administered in an individualized dose to achieve a stable reduction in prothrombin times calculated as International Normalized Ratio (INR) values. Then INR- and a drug concentration-time profile was determined. For the interaction phase, meloxicam was added for 7 days and then INR measurements and the warfarin drug profiles were repeated for comparison. Overall, warfarin treatment lasted for 30 days.
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Meloxicam, a selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor, has been demonstrated to exert anti-tumour effects against various malignancies. However, up to now, mechanisms involved in meloxicam anti-hepatocellular carcinoma effects have remained unclear.
To assess the risk of serious gastrointestinal and thromboembolic complications with approved doses of meloxicam.
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Meloxicam [4-hydroxy-2-methyl-N-(5-methyl-2-thiazolyl)-2H-1,2-benzothiazine -3-carboxamide-1, 1-dioxide] is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the oxicam class which shows preferential inhibition of cyclo-oxygenase-2. Meloxicam has a plasma half-life of approximately 20 hours, making it convenient for once-daily administration. Meloxicam is eliminated after biotransformation to 4 pharmacologically inactive metabolites, which are excreted in urine and faeces. Meloxicam and its metabolites bind extensively to plasma albumin. Substantial concentrations of meloxicam are attained in synovial fluid, the proposed site of action in chronic inflammatory arthropathies. Neither moderate renal nor hepatic insufficiency significantly alter the pharmacokinetics of meloxicam. Dosage adjustment is not required in the elderly. Drug-drug interaction studies are available for some commonly co-prescribed medications. Concentration-dependent therapeutic and toxicological effects have yet to be extensively elucidated for this NSAID.
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To explore the effect of the nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) piroxicam and meloxicam on quantitative and qualitative changes in leukocyte adhesion receptors induced by cytokines and other activation stimuli.
This method has been successfully applied to the pharmacokinetic study of meloxicam and 5-carboxymeloxicam after oral administration of meloxicam (15 mg) to 30 volunteers.
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The results of our analysis demonstrate that risk of upper GI bleeding/perforation varies between individual NSAIDs at the doses commonly used in the general population. Drugs that have a long half-life or slow-release formulation and/or are associated with profound and coincident inhibition of both COX isozymes are associated with a greater risk of upper GI bleeding/perforation.
A total of 232 consecutive patients underwent hepatic resection and/or microwave ablation as initial therapy for HCC at our institute between July 2008 and April 2011. Eight patients were excluded because of poor renal function, history of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug-related ulceration, or multiple cancers. The remaining 224 patients were randomised to a control group (n = 113) or a meloxicam group (n = 111). To patients in the meloxicam group, meloxicam was administered at 15 mg daily (5 mg three times a day) as long as possible. The overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) rates were determined.
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Three- or 5-day courses of meloxicam [0.2 mg/kg body weight (BW) subcutaneously pre- or postoperatively on Day 1 followed by 0.05 mg/kg BW, PO per day thereafter] were assessed for analgesic efficacy and safety in 50 client-owned cats undergoing onychectomy and sterilization. Primary outcome parameters were analgesia score, gait/lameness score, and need for rescue analgesia assessed at times 0, 1, 4, 7, 24, 28, 35, 48, 52, 57 hours and on Day 5. Packed cell volume/total solids and serum biochemistry were assessed at time 0 and Days 3 and 5. There were no differences in efficacy and safety parameters regardless of the treatment protocol employed and no cat required rescue analgesia. The patients that received meloxicam preoperatively had statistically better gait/lameness scores than those that received meloxicam postoperatively, supporting the principle of preemptive analgesia.
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Sulindac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) licensed for use in rheumatic disease and other musculoskeletal disorders in the UK, and widely available in other countries worldwide. This review sought to evaluate the efficacy and safety of oral sulindac in acute postoperative pain, using clinical studies of patients with established pain, and with outcomes measured primarily over 6 hours using standard methods. This type of study has been used for many decades to establish that drugs have analgesic properties.
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Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is a key enzyme for converting arachidonic acids to prostanoids, which are known to be induced during inflammation and cancer initiation. Previously, it has been reported that COX inhibitors, such as aspirin, reduce the incidence of human colorectal cancer; therefore, it is widely believed that COX-2 is a potential therapeutic and chemoprevention target for several types of human cancer. However, whether selective COX-2 inhibitors have antitumor effects against canine mammary tumor cells remains unclear. In the present study, to elucidate the antitumor effect of selective COX-2 inhibitors against canine mammary tumors, we investigated the antitumor effects of meloxicam, etodolac and celecoxib using COX-2-expressing canine mammary tumor (CF33) cells. We analyzed the effects of selective COX-2 inhibitors on COX-2 protein expression levels in CF33 cells. Celecoxib (100 µM) was found to induce downregulation of COX-2 protein expression. We examined the effect of selective COX-2 inhibitors on CF33 cell proliferation. All the selective COX-2 inhibitors suppressed CF33 cell growth. Specifically, etodolac and celecoxib inhibited cell proliferation via a decrease in S-phase cells and an increase in G0/G1 arrest. We examined the apoptotic effect of selective COX-2 inhibitors on CF33 cells. Our data suggested that etodolac and celecoxib induced apoptosis in CF33 cells. In particular, celecoxib led to apoptosis mediated by the activation of the mitochondrial apoptosis pathway, including the upregulation of BAX expression, downregulation of Bcl-2 expression and activation of caspase-3/7. Furthermore, celecoxib increased the percentages of cells in both early apoptosis and late apoptosis. Our results revealed that celecoxib induced apoptosis and cell cycle arrest in CF33 cells. The data suggested that celecoxib is the most viable candidate as a therapeutic agent for the treatment of canine mammary tumors. Furthermore, our findings provide the first indication that COX-2 inhibition can provide a new therapeutic strategy for treating canine mammary tumors.
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Meloxicam is a new NSAID with selectivity for the inducible cyclooxygenase (COX-2) in vitro. We compared the effects of therapeutically equivalent doses of meloxicam and indomethacin, a preferential inhibitor of the constitutive cyclooxygenase (COX-1), on platelet aggregation and platelet thromboxane formation, which are exclusively COX-1 dependent, physiological renal, and total body prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) production.
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One hundred patients, in whom 241 dental implants were placed, were divided into two groups. For 4 days beginning the day before surgery, the first group received meloxicam, 15 mg daily, and the second group received tenoxicam, 20 mg daily, followed by 1 hour preoperatively and for 2 days thereafter. Pain intensity was rated by the subjects based on a visual analog scale on the operation day and on the following 6 days. The patients were recommended to use a rescue analgesic if the pain score was > or =4. Postoperative complications, such as edema, hematoma, infection, severe pain, paresthesia, or gastrointestinal complaints, were also noted.
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Osteoarthritis (OA) is very common in the cat and in many cases is associated with significant long-term pain, which limits mobility and activity, and severely compromises the animal's quality of life.
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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are responsible for substantial morbidity and mortality as a result of the complications associated with gastroduodenal ulcers, such as perforation and bleeding. The central mechanism leading to the gastroduodenal toxicity of NSAIDs is their ability to inhibit mucosal prostaglandin synthesis. Recent recognition that there are 2 isoforms of the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX) responsible for prostaglandin synthesis has enabled the development of drugs capable of sparing the gastric mucosa. The inducible COX-2 enzyme is responsible for some aspects of pain and inflammation in arthritis while the constitutive COX-1 enzyme appears responsible for most of the gastro-protective prostaglandin synthesis in the stomach and duodenum. Drugs selective for COX-2 probably act by binding to a pocket in the enzyme that is present in COX-2 but not in COX-1. As a result, drugs that have little or no COX-1 activity across their therapeutic dosage range have been developed. Two drugs that are claimed to be highly selective or specific in their ability to inhibit COX-2, rofecoxib and celecoxib, are now available on prescription in the US and rofecoxib is available in Europe. Short term volunteer studies of 7 days' duration and patient studies of 6 months' duration have shown these drugs to have a level of gastroduodenal injury that is similar or equivalent to that seen with placebo, whereas high rates of damage and ulceration are seen with nonselective NSAIDs. In addition, there appear to have been fewer perforations, clinical ulcers and bleeds in the phase III clinical trials of these agents, compared with nonselective NSAIDS. However, more experience will be needed before this promise can be confirmed. In addition, COX-2 inhibitors share the adverse effects of NSAIDs outside the gastrointestinal tract that are dependent on COX-2 inhibition.
Twenty-five patients (18 females and 7 males) were enrolled in the study group. The control group included 44 patients (26 females and 18 males). After 1 year, the least square mean values for the LSSs were significantly decreased by 3.91±0.98 kPa (p=0.004) only in the study group. Serum total bilirubin did not decrease significantly in either group.
NRK-49F cells were subject to cyclic stretch (6 cycles/min, 15% elongation) using a Flexcell apparatus. Cells were stretched in the absence or presence of meloxicam for 48 h, and then cells and supernatants were isolated. Collagen was quantified by the Sircol assay; fibronectin and laminin were visualized using immunofluorescence. TGF-beta was quantified by ELISA, and protease activity determined by a colorimetric assay.
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Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays an important role during angiogenesis and bone repair. This study investigated whether the use of meloxicam alters bone repair via downregulation of VEGF and receptor expression.
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A simple and sensitive high performance liquid chromatography method using UV detection (HPLC-UV) for the determination of meloxicam in human plasma was developed and validated. After extraction with diethyl ether, the chromatographic separation of meloxicam was carried out using a reverse phase Sunfire C18 column (150 mm x 4.6mm, 5 microm) with a mobile phase of acetonitrile-20mM potassium hydrogen phosphate (40:60, v/v, pH 3.5) and UV detection at a wavelength of 355 nm. The flow rate of mobile phase was 1.2 ml/min and the retention time of meloxicam and internal standard, piroxicam, was found to be 11.6 and 6.3 min, respectively. The calibration curve was linear within the concentration range, 10-2400 ng/ml (r2>0.9999). The lower limit of quantification was 10 ng/ml. This method improved the sensitivity for the quantification of meloxicam in plasma using a HPLC-UV. The mean accuracy was 98-114%. The coefficient of variation (precision) in the intra- and inter-day validation was 1.6-4.3 and 2.4-7.3%, respectively. The pharmacokinetics of meloxicam was evaluated after administering an oral dose of 15 mg to 11 healthy Korean subjects. The AUCinf, Cmax, tmax and t1/2 were 42.4+/-13.2 microg h/ml, 1445.7+/-305.5 ng/ml, 4.1+/-0.3h and 22.0+/-4.9h, respectively.
The treatment of animals with meloxicam or diclofenac (2.8-94.3 micromol/kg, i.p. 30 min prior) caused graded and significant inhibition of AA, with mean ID50 values of 7.4 and 38.0 micromol/kg, respectively. At the ID50 level, meloxicam was about 5-fold more potent than diclofenac. In the formalin test, meloxicam or diclofenac (0.8-94.3 micromol/kg, i.p. 30 min prior) also caused significant inhibition of both the early (neurogenic pain) and the late (inflammatory pain) phases of formalin-induced licking. The calculated mean ID50 values for the early phase were: 7.1 and > 94.3 micromol/kg, while for the late phase they were 2.8 and 34.5 micromol/kg, respectively, for meloxicam and diclofenac. Meloxicam also caused significant inhibition of formalin-induced oedema (p < 0.05). Meloxicam and diclofenac (0.8-314.4 micromol/kg, i.p. 30min prior) produced significant and dose-related inhibition of neurogenic nociception caused by topical injection of capsaicin, with mean ID50 values of 4.0 and 47.4 micromol/kg, respectively, but were ineffective in the hot-plate model of nociception.
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A prospective, open trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of oral meloxicam 7.5 mg once daily over a period of 28 days in Thai patients with osteoarthritis was conducted in 3 major hospitals in Bangkok, Thailand. A total of 137 patients were enrolled and completed the study protocol. The mean age of the patients was 57.6 years and 88 per cent were female. Pain on movement and pain at rest evaluated after treatment by visual analog scale (VAS) were significantly improved with respect to the baseline status (p<0.001). The final efficacy was reported as satisfactory or good in 97 per cent and 94 per cent as determined by patients and physicians respectively. Patient status evaluated at the end of the study reported improvement of their arthritic condition in 84 per cent. Drug tolerability assessed by patients and physicians and was good or satisfactory in 99 per cent and 98 per cent. GI adverse event was reported in 8.8 per cent. Other adverse events were itching/rash in 2.0 per cent and headache/insomnia in 1.5 per cent of patients. No patients withdrew from the study due to adverse events. No GI bleeding or perforation were observed. No hospitalization was observed during the study. There was no significant change of blood chemistry and hematological profile between pre and post treatment examination. Results from this study suggest that oral meloxicam 7.5 mg for 28 days is a safe and effective treatment regimen with high GI tolerability profile for the treatment of osteoarthritis in Thai patients.
In the present study, novel ultradeformable liposomes (menthosomes; MTS), deformable liposomes (transfersomes; TFS) and conventional liposomes (CLP) were compared in their potential for transdermal delivery of meloxicam (MX). MTS, TFS and CLP were investigated for size, size distribution, zeta potential, elasticity, entrapment efficiency and stability. In vitro skin permeation using hairless mice skin was evaluated. Vesicular morphology was observed under freeze-fractured transmission electron microscopy (FF-TEM). Intrinsic thermal properties were performed using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and X-ray diffraction. The skin permeation mechanism was characterized using confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM). The results indicated that the difference in physicochemical characteristics of MTS, TFS and CLP affected the skin permeability. MTS and TFS showed higher flux of MX than CLP. CLSM image showed deformable vesicles mechanism for delivery of MX across the hairless mice skin. Our study suggested that ultradeformable and deformable liposomes (MTS and TFS) had a potential to use as transdermal drug delivery carriers for MX.
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Receiver operating characteristic curves were used to determine if improvement in different PRO metrics can accurately identify patient satisfaction. Additionally, a logistic regression analysis was performed on the results at 24 months and 60 months to identify independent predictors of patient satisfaction. This research was supported by LDR (Zimmer Biomet) 13785 Research Boulevard - Suite 200 Austin, TX 78750.
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We have previously demonstrated that short-term exposure to hypergravity at 2G for 4 h induces expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in the mouse heart. Moreover, expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is also induced in the heart in a COX-2-dependent manner. Here, we demonstrate that long-term exposure of mice to 2G for 24 h resulted in a significant increase of serum VEGF level, although expression of COX-2 and VEGF in the heart decreased to the 1G-control level. Moreover, increase of serum VEGF was not suppressed by treatment with COX-2 inhibitor, indicating that VEGF was induced in a COX-2-independent manner. These results suggest that gravitational force contributes to maintenance of the serum VEGF level.
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In vivo toxicity study. Horses were randomly assigned to 5 treatment groups, receiving placebo, PBZ (4.4 mg/kg PO q12h day 1, 2.2 mg/kg PO q12h for 4 days, 2.2 mg/kg PO q24h for 9 days), or 3 dose rates of meloxicam (0.6 mg/kg q24h, 1.8 mg/kg q24h, 3.0 mg/kg q24h) for 14 days. Sucrose permeability testing was performed on Day 0 (before treatment) and on Day 13. All personnel involved with data collection or analysis were blinded to treatment.
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This study included the retrospective analysis of cases with cross-reactive NSAID hypersensitivity who underwent DPTs with COX-2 inhibitors in order to find safe alternatives. DPTs were single-blinded and placebo controlled.
A number of factors influence how medicines are used in each community, but drug registration is the initial and usually necessary step. In the course of an external advisory consultation, the list of approved medicines in Peru in 1998 was examined. Of 1672 newly approved forms, 119 were of 49 new chemical entities. Sildenafil, meloxicam, nimesulide, candesartan, irebesartan, naratriptan, trovafloxacin and grepafloxacin were among them. Several aspects about the new global drug situation and 'real' health needs versus 'induced' health needs are discussed from this example.
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These assay conditions provide a convenient and robust method for the determination of NSAID selectivity. The S(+) enantiomeric form of carprofen was found to be COX-2 selective in cats, but meloxicam was only slightly preferential for this isoenzyme.
The Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services allows the use of an emergency contraceptive for a woman who has been raped, as a defense against her attacker's sperm, provided the drug prevents fertilization and does not act against a conceived human life. Catholic emergency rooms around the country have been pressured to provide Plan B (LNG-EC) to patients seeking help after a sexual assault. Catholic bioethicists have supported the use of this drug based on their interpretation of the scientific literature regarding its mechanism of action. This paper presents a review of the mechanisms of action of LNG-EC when given during the fertile window, showing a high probability that it acts against human life rather than preventing fertilization, and proposes another class of drugs as a possible alternative.
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36 adult dogs.
Higher doses of meloxicam (10 and 30 mg/kg) and aminoguanidine (100 and 300 mg/kg) produced significant reduction in paw licking time (antinociceptive) in late phase of formalin-induced nociception. Combination of sub-threshold dose of meloxicam (3 mg/kg) with increasing doses of aminoguanidine (10, 30, 100 and 300 mg/kg) resulted in synergistic antinociceptive effect. Similarly, co-administration of sub-threshold dose of aminoguanidine (30 mg/kg) with increasing doses of meloxicam (1, 3, 10 and 30 mg/kg) produced significant reduction in formalin-induced paw licking behaviour. The experimental ED(50) for combination with their confidence limits are below the confidence interval of theoretical line of additive interaction, suggesting synergistic nature of interaction between meloxicam and aminoguanidine in isobolographic analysis.
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6 adult horses.