What Is Feldene Used For?
Feldene relieves pain, inflammation, and stiffness caused by a number of conditions, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. However, the drug does not cure or slow down the progression of these conditions. A few off-label uses for Feldene include treating symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, juvenile arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus.
Common Feldene UsesFeldene® (piroxicam) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness.
Specific uses for Feldene include the relief of:
Feldene is not a cure for the types of arthritis mentioned here, however, nor does it slow down the progression of the disease.
How Does It Work?Feldene and other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) work by inhibiting the action of certain hormones, called prostaglandins, that cause inflammation and pain in the body. By blocking the effects of prostaglandins, Feldene can help alleviate pain, inflammation, and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis.
Is Feldene Used for Off-Label Reasons?On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Feldene for something other than the conditions discussed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. Some examples of off-label uses for Feldene include the relief of:
- Juvenile arthritis symptoms
- Mild to moderate pain, such as lower back pain, neck pain, or leg pain
- Fibromyalgia symptoms
- Gout symptoms
- Chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms
- Symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus)
- Pain or inflammation caused by other conditions.