Oxicams are a group of substances that are used in medicine as a non-opioid analgesics. They act like many other NSAIDs as non-selective inhibitor of cyclooxygenase, but depending on the drug, they show a slight preference towards the cyclooxygenase -2, as in the case of meloxicam. In contrast to other NSAIDs oxicams having a relatively long duration of action. Oxicams have analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory effects antiexudative.

Among Oxicams