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Meloxicam: Quiz


Question 1:
How is Meloxicam excreted?
urine , feces
Urine and faeces equally
10-15% unchanged

Question 2:
What is the chemical name of Meloxicam (IUPAC)

Question 3:
What is the elimination half life of Meloxicam?
20 to 30 hours
15 to 20 hours
20-30 min
20-23 hours

Question 4: Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used as an ________, fever reducer and anti-inflammatory.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugStimulantAnalgesicDissociative

Question 5: Meloxicam use can result in gastrointestinal toxicity and bleeding, ________, blinding headaches, rash, very dark or black stool (sign of intestinal bleeding).
TinnitusSensorineural hearing lossHearing impairmentMénière's disease

Question 6: Meloxicam inhibits cyclooxygenase (COX), the enzyme responsible for converting ________ into prostaglandin H2—the first step in the synthesis of prostaglandins, which are mediators of inflammation.
LipoxinEicosanoidEicosapentaenoic acidArachidonic acid

Question 7: Meloxicam is licensed in Europe for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, for short term use in osteoarthritis and for ________.
SpondyloarthropathyAnkylosing spondylitisReactive arthritisPsoriatic arthritis

Question 8: Although meloxicam does inhibit thromboxane A, it does not appear to do so at levels that would interfere with ________ function.
Blood plasmaPlateletBloodRed blood cell

Question 9: The risk of adverse side effects is lower than with piroxicam, ________, or naproxen.

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