People who have osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis may find relief from their symptoms with Feldene® (piroxicam). This medication works by inhibiting the action of certain hormones in the body that cause inflammation and pain. Although most people tolerate this product well, side effects are possible, such as heartburn, stomach pain, and diarrhea.
In order to ensure a safe treatment with this medication, Feldene needs to be taken as directed. Take it at the same time each day if possible. Each dose should be taken with a full glass of water; you can also take it with food if you experience stomach upset with this drug.
(Click Feldene to learn more about this medication, including factors that affect your prescribed dose, what to do if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and signs of an overdose.)