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Feldene is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness are among the symptoms that the medication relieves. The drug works by inhibiting the action of certain hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. It is important to note that Feldene does not cure these conditions or slow their progression. Common side effects of this medication include heartburn, diarrhea, and stomach pain.

What Is Feldene?

Feldene® (piroxicam) is a prescription medicine used to treat pain, inflammation, swelling, and/or stiffness. It is part of a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs for short.
 

Who Makes Feldene?

It is manufactured by Pfizer.
 

What Is It Used For?

Feldene has been licensed for the relief of signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
 
It is not a cure for the types of arthritis mentioned above, nor does it slow the progression of the disease.
 
(Click What Is Feldene Used For? for more information on these uses, as well as possible off-label uses for Feldene.)
 

How Does It Work?

Feldene and other NSAIDs work by inhibiting the action of certain hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. These hormones are called prostaglandins.
 

Effects

By blocking the effects of prostaglandins, Feldene is useful for reducing pain, inflammation, and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis and painful conditions.
 
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