Piroxicam is an anti-inflammatory medicine that is used to ease pain, swelling, treat sore or stiff joints due to arthritis. Intake of these medicines assists in relieving pain that improves the patient’s condition and helps them maintain a better lifestyle health-wise.

What is Piroxicam Feldene?

piroxicam gel is an anti-inflammatory medicine that is used to ease pain, swelling, treat sore or stiff joints due to arthritis. Intake of these medicines assists in relieving pain that improves the patient’s condition and helps them maintain a better lifestyle health-wise.  This drug is also termed as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID). It works by blocking your body’s production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation. Feldene is a well-known medication for treating chronic conditions like arthritis and to treat pain or inflammation induced by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

Piroxicam Feldene is classified as a group of non-narcotic relievers. Medicines that belong in this group are often given to treat mild to moderate pain-causing rooting from physical issues and causes such as injury, menstrual cramps, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal conditions.

How Does Piroxicam Feldene Work?

Piroxicam is a nonsteroidal medicine that also classifies as an anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It treats fever, pain, and inflammation in the body.

Piroxicam Feldene operates by diminishing the levels of prostaglandins, chemicals that cause pain, fever, and inflammation. Piroxicam obstructs the enzyme that makes prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase), following in lower densities of prostaglandins. The process lessens up, inflammation, pain and fever are reduced.

What Are the Benefits of Taking Piroxicam Feldene?

Piroxicam Feldene Piroxicam is used for the treatment of, pain or inflammation, especially caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

Piroxicam Feldene helps to:

  • Fever
  • Inflammation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Swelling
  • Treat sore or stiff knees
  • Chronic pain conditions

Osteoarthritis occurs due to functional frictional and movement of joints. Rheumatoid arthritis happens because the immune system of the human body starts attacking the joints at its own. There is no age limit at which this disease may occur in the body – it can happen at any age due to multiple reasons.

How Do I Use Piroxicam Feldene?

While taking Piroxicam Feldene one must follow all directions written on the prescription and medication guide. Piroxicam Feldene’s dosage can vary but only on doctor’s suggestion and after the proper check-up. However, it is considered to be the best if one intakes the minimum amount of dose that is sufficient to treat your condition.

The minimum amount of time this medicine can take to be effective is 2 days to 2 weeks. If the doctors prescribe you Feldene for long-term use – you must get yourself frequently checked to observe your condition.  Medicine which you should avoid taking with Piroxicam Feldene is aspirin or tablets that are used to treat a heart condition.

Piroxicam Feldene Dosage

The dosage of Piroxicam Feldene must be decided carefully especially when recommended for daily use to treat arthritis as frequent use may result in mild side effects. Keep the dosage as minimal as possible for the shortest duration to treat the relevant symptoms.

Usually, the dosage prescribed to patients on a daily basis is 20 mg. The dosage can be consumed at one time or you can also divide it with your doctor’s suggestion. After usage of Feldene – it may take 7 to 12 days for the blood levels to be normal.

Therefore, although the therapeutic effects of Feldene are evident early in treatment, there is a progressive increase in response over several weeks and the effect of therapy should not be assessed for two weeks. Over-dosage may lead to adverse effects and reactions, as indicated below.

Piroxicam Feldene Precautions and Side Effects

Side Effects

Symptoms that may arise in severe cases include bloating, bloody or black, tarry stools, burning upper abdominal or stomach pain, cloudy urine, constipation, decrease in urine output or decrease in the urine-concentrating ability, headache. Note that these symptoms are rare while Mild and more common side effects of this medication include heartburn, indigestion, itching skin or rash, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, pale skin, critical intestinal or stomach pain, cramping, or burning, nausea, swelling, acne over the face, breathing problems while exertion, abnormal bleeding or bruising, weight changes.


It should be used with caution by patients with a medical history of angioedema, high blood levels of potassium, kidney disease or dialysis, salt restrictive diet, liver disease or any related allergy.

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history, especially if it is related to asthma, blood disorders (such as anaemia, bleeding/clotting problems), growths in the nose (nasal polyps), heart disease (such as previous heart attack), high blood pressure, liver disease, stroke, throat/stomach/intestinal problems (such as bleeding, heartburn, ulcers).


Take all precautions before using Piroxicam Feldene as it can raise chances of fatal heart attack or stroke. Avoid using Feldene if you recently had any kind of heart surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).

High-Risk Groups

Women who are pregnant or plan to conceive are included in the High-risk groups for this medicine. It is not suggested to intake this drug during the first and last trimesters of pregnancy due to possible harm to the unborn baby and complication in labor/delivery.

Piroxicam Feldene Indications

Piroxicam Feldene is indicated for the treatment of:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fever
  • Swelling
  • Sore and stiff knee

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