(mә-lok´sĭ-kam) a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug used in the treatment of osteoarthritis; administered orally.
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Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with analgesic and fever reducer effects. It is a derivative of oxicam, closely related to piroxicam, and falls in the enolic acid group of NSAIDs. It was developed by Boehringer-Ingelheim. ==Mechanism of action== Meloxicam inhibits cyclooxygenase (COX), the enzyme responsible for converti
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