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What is Feldene?
Feldene is an oral drug of the oxicam group of NSAIDs. It contains Piroxicam as main ingredient that is a non-narcotic pain reliever that exerts anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic effect. It works by reducing hormones that cause pain and inflammation in the body and is effective in relieving pain due to injury, menstrual cramps, arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. However the drug doesn’t cure these conditions or slow their progression.
When is Feldene indicated?
Feldene is indicated to reduce the signs and symptoms of several musculoskeletal system disorders, namely osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, as well as myalgia, neuralgia, postoperative pain and primary dysmenorrhea in women above 12 years of age. The drug is not approved for use in children.
How to take Feldene?
Feldene should be used in the lowest effective doses for the shortest duration according to each individual case. For the relief of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms the drug is administered in a dose of 20 mg once daily or 10 mg twice daily. The therapeutic effects of the drug become evident early in the treatment, however there is a progressive increase in the drug response in 7-12 days after the initiation of treatment. The drug is recommended to be taken with food to avoid stomach irritation.
What are Feldene side effects?
Feldene most common side effects are usually of gastrointestinal character and may include nausea, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, heartburn, vomiting, flatulence, ulceration of stomach or intestines. The drug may also provoke headache, dizziness, rash, somnolence, insomnia, tinnitus, light sensitivity, edema, abnormal renal function. In very rare cases the drug may provoke chest pain, shortness of breath and slurred speech. These side effects are very serious and may indicate potentially life-threatening events as heart attack or stroke.
When is Feldene contraindicated?
Feldene is contraindicated to patients with a history of allergic reactions to Piroxicam. It shouldn’t be administered to people with urticaria, asthma and allergic reactions after receiving aspirin or other NSAIDs. Caution should be exercised when administering the drug to hypertensive patients, patients with fluid retention and heart failure.