Generic Feldene is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is suggested for the management of pain in rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and other inflammatory conditions. It alleviates symptoms like joint pain, stiffness, swelling and inflammation. The active component of this medicine is Piroxicam. It is available in capsule form. It is recommended to use generic feldene after consulting the medical professional.
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The active ingredient of Generic Feldene is Piroxicam. It is chemically known as (8E)-8-[hydroxy-(pyridin-2-ylamino)methylidene]-9-methyl-10,10-dioxo-10λ6-thia-9-azabicyclo[4.4.0] deca-1,3,5-trien-7-one. The chemical formula of the ingredients in C15H13N3O4S and the molecular weight is 331.348 g/mol. The inactive ingredients of Generic Feldene are Milk Sugar, Octadecanoic Acid, Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate, Corn Starch, Brilliant Blue FCF and FD&C Red No. 3. The medicine is available in two strengths 10 mg and 20 mg.
The exact action mechanism of Piroxicam in subsiding inflammation and pain is not completely understood. But like other NSAIDs, this drug too inhibits the secretion of prostaglandin, an inflammatory mediator by reducing the action of certain enzymes.
Take Generic Feldene as prescribed by your doctor.
Do not take it in higher or lesser quantities than instructed. A prescription label accompanies this medicine, read it carefully before using.
Different patients have different dosing regimens. The standard dosing for rheumatoid adult patients with arthritis and osteoarthritis is 10 mg twice daily or 20 mg once daily. Consult your physician before use in children.
Consume the whole tablet with a glass full of water, without crushing or breaking it.
Avoid consuming two doses together if you miss one.
Do not stop this medicine if your symptoms do not show improvement. This medicine may take up to two weeks to start showing its effects for severe cases of arthritis. It is advisable to consult your doctor.
The more you use NSAIDs like Generic Feldene, you increase the chances of getting a serious circulation or heart problems, which may include stroke or heart attack.
Do not use this drug after bypass surgery.
Prolonged use of NSAIDs can also lead to stomach and intestine bleeding. Elderly people are more susceptible to the effects of NSAIDs.
Generic Feldene must to be stored at room temperature, away from direct light and heat.
Your doctor should be made aware of any current or previous ailments that you are/were suffering from such as heart attack, gastrointestinal problems, kidney or liver diseases, asthma, blood clothing or bleeding disorder or if you are smoking.
If you are planning to conceive or get pregnant during the treatment consult your doctor as Generic Feldene may cause harm to the unborn baby. Tell your physician if you are breast-feeding as Piroxicam may pass via the breast milk to the baby.
Avoid using medicines such as ibuprofen or naproxen, as they are same as Piroxicam. This may increase the chances of side effects.
Do not consume alcohol while taking this drug.
Generic Feldene (Piroxicam) may lead the skin to increase its sensitivity to sunlight. It is advisable not to be exposed to the sun for longer durations, if it is unavoidable you protective clothing or sunscreen to protect the skin.
The therapeutic effects of Generic Feldene is observed within few days of treatment. It should be continued until your doctor advises you to discontinue. Typically, the condition is assessed after several weeks of treatment. Hence, it is recommended to use this NSAID under the supervision of the physician.
Probable Side Effects
Side effects of Generic Feldene are as follows –
Unusual weight gain
If these symptoms persist, immediately get in touch with the medical advisor for timely assistance.
Other medicinal drugs that interact with Generic Feldene are blood thinners, diuretics, steroids, aspirin and other NSAIDs. Hence, inform your doctor about the medications you are taking before planning to use this pain-reducer.
People subjected to below-mentioned medical issues are not allowed to use Generic Feldene: