Feldene (Piroxicam)

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General Information

Feldene (Piroxicam) is indicated to reduce swelling, pain, and joint stiffness. It is caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis is an inflammation of one or more of your joints. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are common types of arthritis. Reducing these symptoms helps you do more of your normal daily activities.

How does Feldene (Piroxicam) work?

Feldene (Piroxicam) works by decreasing the levels of prostaglandins. Those are chemicals that are responsible for fever, pain, and inflammation. This medication blocks the enzyme that makes prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase). It results in lower concentrations of prostaglandins. As a result, fever, pain, and inflammation are reduced.

Why use Feldene (Piroxicam)?

Feldene (Piroxicam) is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It helps to block the production of certain natural substances in your body. This comes as a capsule with the active ingredient of Piroxicam. It appears as a white crystalline solid and sparingly soluble in water. It is also a dilute acid and most organic solvent. The active ingredient is slightly soluble in alcohol and in aqueous solutions. Each capsule has the strengths of 10 mg and 20 mg for oral use. This was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1982.

How to use Feldene (Piroxicam)?

This is to be taken by mouth as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response.

This medication is usually taken once a day with a full glass of water. After taking the drug, do not lie down for at least 10 minutes. To prevent stomach upset, take it with food, milk, or an antacid.

Use this regularly to get the most benefit from it. Remember to take it at the same time every day. Take it exactly as it is prescribed by your doctor.

What are the side-effects of Feldene (Piroxicam)?

  • Anorexia
  • Swelling
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Upset stomach
  • Heartburn
  • Elevated liver enzymes
  • Stomach pain
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Nervousness
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Skin itching or rash
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in your ears

Warning and Precautions

  • Before taking this drug, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it. Tell also if you have any medical history or current medications/treatments.
  • You should not share this drug with others who have the same symptoms as yours.
  • Do not take this medication more often than it is prescribed. Do not also suddenly stop taking the drug without consulting your doctor.
  • Keep this far from the reach of children.