Generic Feldene 20mg
Feldene is an oxicam-NSAID licensed to relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, primary dysmenorrhea and postoperative pain. Working by inhibiting prostaglandins, hormones that induce pain and inflammation, it acts as analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent. Each capsule for oral use contains 20 mg of Piroxicam and is administered once daily.
What is Feldene?
The drug contains Piroxicam, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication that works by blocking certain enzymes in the body which are responsible for the synthesis of lipids that cause inflammatory reactions in the tissues. Feldene is used to treat the symptoms of joint and tendon inflammations related to conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. The drug relieves pain, fever, swelling and stiffness of the joints which are common complaints of the patients who suffer from these conditions.
What are the indications for using Feldene?
The drug is indicated for use as symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Both of these conditions result in inflammation, painful movement, and stiffness of the affected joints and can be caused by mechanical damage, age-related changes in joint cartilage, or autoimmune disorders. The drug is capable of treating the symptoms of these conditions, allowing the use of other methods to manage the disease.
What is the dosage of Feldene?
The drug’s oral tablets come in strengths of 10 mg and 20 mg Piroxicam. The usual dose that is recommended for relieving the symptoms of both conditions the drug is indicated for is 20 mg/day. The minimal therapy course duration that allows to establish the effectiveness of treatment is two weeks.
What are the contraindications for using Feldene?
Hypersensitivity to Piroxicam or any type of allergic reaction to NSAID’s in general, like aspirin, are contraindications for Feldene use. The patient’s history of NSAID use should be available to decide on the optimal treatment for each particular case. Additional caution should be taken when administering the drug to patients with kidney, heart or liver disease, as well as patients with asthma and blood disorders.
What are the adverse effects of Feldene?
Serious side effects of this drug’s use are rare. Some patient undergoing Feldene treatment may experience indigestion, nausea, headache, dizziness, or drowsiness. In case of serious adverse reactions related to the drug use contact your doctor right away.
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