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.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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Feldene [package insert]. New York, NY: Pfizer, Inc.;2010 July.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/.
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