Feldene (Piroxicam) is a medication used to reduce swelling, pain, and stiffness from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. Reducing these symptoms can help you get back to your regular daily life, and activities. Piroxicam belongs to a class of drugs known as NSAIDs. It works by blocking your body’s production of certain natural substances that cause pain and inflammation.
We currently offer the brand Feldene capsules and Feldene Melt tablets from the United Kingdom manufactured by Pfizer. The generic Piroxicam is available from India also called Pirox by Cipla and from Canada by a different manufacturer.
Seek emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to this medication. The common side effects of Feldene may include abnormal liver function tests, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, gas, headache, itching or rash, loss of appetite, nausea, ringing in your ears, stomach pain, urination problems, and vomiting.
Stop using Feldene and contact your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur:
• Heart problems;
• Liver or kidney problems;
• Low red blood cells;
• Severe headache, blurred vision or pounding in your neck or ears;
• Signs of stomach bleeding
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you
have any further concerns or questions.
Do not take Feldene if you are allergic to Piroxicam or if you have ever had an allergic reaction after taking Aspirin or an NSAID or if you have ever had an asthma attack. Prior to taking this medication, tell your doctor if you take Aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke or if you have ever had:
• Blood disorders;
• Growths in the nose;
• Heart disease;
• High blood pressure;
• Liver disease;
• Stomach problems
Do not drink alcohol; it may increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Avoid taking Aspirin while you are taking Feldene. Tell your doctor about all the medications you take including prescription, nonprescription, herbal products, and vitamins. There may be a drug interaction between Feldene and other medications such as digoxin, lithium, methotrexate, blood thinners, diuretics, steroids, etc. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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