Active Ingredient: Piroxicam is an active component of this medicine. This medication is nonsteroidal that has anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic properties. It is a non-selective, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that binds and chelates both isoforms of cyclooxygenases, to stall phospholipase A2 activity and conversion of arachidonic acid into prostaglandin precursors. This leads to the inhibition of prostaglandin biosynthesis. This active factor inhibits the activation of neutrophils to contribute to its overall anti-inflammatory effects.
Indications: Piroxicam composed of medicine is indicated to reduce pain, swelling, and joint stiffness from arthritis. Decreasing these symptoms helps to person normal daily activities. Feldene is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that blocks the production of certain natural substances in the body that induce inflammation.
Action Mechanism: Given medicine is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug is indicated to treat fever, pain, and inflammation in the body. It is a non-narcotic reliever of mild to moderate pain of many causes, such as injury, menstrual cramps, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal conditions. Feldene works by reducing the levels of prostaglandins, chemicals that induce pain, fever, and inflammation. It blocks the enzyme that produces prostaglandins leads to the lower concentrations of prostaglandins. As a result, inflammation, pain and fever are reduced.
Dosages: This medicine is made available in dosages are mentioned below:
- 10 mg: It is an oral drug should be taken once a day with a full glass of water, exactly as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
- 20 mg: It shall be given once a day with or without food as directed by the doctor, do not go against it
Note: This medicine also causes stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal. These conditions can occur without warning while treating with this medicine, especially in older adults.
What is Feldene?
Feldene is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
What is the most important information about Feldene?
Feldene increases the risk of fatal heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term or take high doses, or if you have heart disease.
What should be discussed with the healthcare provider before taking Feldene?
Avoid Feldene use if you are allergic to it, or if you have ever had an asthma attack or severe allergic reaction after taking aspirin or an NSAID.
How should Feldene be consumed?
It may take up to 2 weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medicine as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve. If you use this medicine long-term, you may need frequent medical tests.
What should be avoided while taking Feldene?
Avoid drinking alcohol as it might enhance the risk of stomach bleeding. Avoid consuming aspirin while you are taking piroxicam.