Feldene (piroxicam)

Type of drug
Feldene is an anti-inflammatory drug that does not contain any steroids. This drug is similar to other anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Indocin, Tolectin and ibuprofen, but Feldene has a longer duration of action, allowing it to be taken only once a day.

Usual dosage
The usual dosage is 20 mg. taken once a day with a full (8 oz.) glass of water.

Drug interactions
Avoid taking this drug with blood thinners or anticoagulants, oral antidiabetics, barbiturates, diuretics, steroids, phenytoin or aspirin. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medication.

Side effects
Minor side effects include constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, and weakness. Most of these side effects, if they occur, should subside as your body adjusts to the medication.
Major side effects may include blurred vision, breathing difficulties, confusion, dark urine, ringing in the ears, skin rash, ulcers, blood in the stools, unusual bleeding or bruising, or yellowing of the eyes or the skin. Notify us if you notice any major side effects.

Comments
This drug should be used with extreme caution by patients with a history of ulcers or gastrointestinal disease. Make sure we know if you have either condition. This drug should be used with caution by persons with anemia, liver disease or kidney disease.