Chemicals

Meloxicam

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Description

 

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. It inhibits cyclooxygenase (COX), the enzyme responsible for converting arachidonic acid into prostaglandin H2-the first step in the synthesis of prostaglandins, which are mediators of inflammation and leads to a decrease of the synthesis of prostaglandins, therefore, inflammation is reduced.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Light Yellow Solid
Brand Name Mobic;Mobicox; Movalis; Movatec; Novo-meloxicam; PHL-meloxicam; PMS-meloxicam; Parocin; Ratio-meloxicam; Tenaron; Metacam; Gen-meloxicam; Dom-meloxicam; Co Meloxicam; Apo-meloxicam
CAS Number 71125-38-7
IUPAC Name 4-hydroxy-2-methyl-N-(5-methyl-2-thiazolyl)-2H-1,2-benzothiazine-3-carboxamide-1,1-dioxide
InChI 1S/C14H13N3O4S2/c1-8-7-15-14(22-8)16-13(19)11-12(18)9-5-3-4-6-10(9)23(20,21)17(11)2/h3-7,18H,1-2H3,(H,15,16,19)
InChIKey ZRVUJXDFFKFLMG-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Melting Point 255 °C
Molar Mass 351.4 g/mol
Molecular Formula C14H13N3O4S2
RTECS Number DL0702000
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