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Tenoxicam

Tenoxicam is a painkiller that is part of the group of drugs known as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Ibuprofen not only relieves pain, but also has a fever-reducing and anti-inflammatory effect. Tenoxicam is prescribed for, amongst other things, tendinitis (inflammation of a tendon), bursitis, arthrosis (worn joints), rheumatoid arthritis and Bechterew’s disease.

Tenoxicam and the benefit of DNA analysis

The rate at which tenoxicam is processed within your body varies from one individual to another. This means that the efficacy and side effects of tenoxicam can be predicted to some extent on the basis of your genes. Preventive DNA analysis can therefore be an important tool in optimising your medication.

Tenoxicam and the enzyme CYP2C9

Tenoxicam is processed to a large extent by the enzyme CYP2C9. The activity of this enzyme can vary considerably depending on your genetic predisposition, which means the efficacy of tenoxicam can also differ from person to person, as can the risk of side effects.

Information about your genetic predisposition may therefore provide grounds for extra vigilance in relation to a treatment with tenoxicam.

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