Feldex 20mg Tablet

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Composition for Feldex 20mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Feldex Tablet

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Uses of Feldex Tablet

Feldex 20mg Tablet is used in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout.
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Side effects of Feldex Tablet

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Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Epigastric pain, Flatulence, Nausea, Vomiting, Indigestion.

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How to use Feldex Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Feldex 20mg Tablet with food.

How Feldex Tablet works

Feldex 20mg tablet is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation (pain and swelling).

In Depth Information on Feldex Tablet

Expert advice for Feldex Tablet

  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • It should be taken with food or milk to avoid getting an upset stomach.
  • It can cause serious complications like stomach bleeding and kidney problems if taken for a long time.
  • Feldex can raise your risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Feldex 20mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Piroxicam with alcohol may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Feldex 20mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Feldex 20mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human s
tudies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
Feldex 20mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect
your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
Feldex 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Feldex 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advised while you are taking this medicine.
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Liver
CAUTION
Feldex 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients w
ith liver disease. Dose adjustment of Feldex 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Neemact 100mg Tablet MD, Nimlin MD 100mg Tablet, ANALGIN 500MG TABLET, Nyci 100mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Piroxicam, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Feldex 20mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Piroxicam

Q. What is the difference between Feldex and diclofenac?
Both Feldex and diclofenac are pain killers. However, piroxicam is a non-selective COX (cyclooxygenase - an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain) inhibitor whereas diclofenac has a bit more selectivity to a COX-2 enzyme. This selectivity of diclofenac is supposed to decrease the side effects as compared to Feldex.
Q. What is the difference between Feldex and naproxen?
Both Feldex and naproxen are pain killers. Both are non-selective COX (cyclooxygenase - an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain). Research studies have shown both are equally effective. However, gastric side effects are lesser with naproxen as compared to Feldex.
Q. What is the difference between Feldex and meloxicam?
Both Feldex and meloxicam are pain killers. Both are non-selective COX (cyclooxygenase - an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain). Research studies have shown both are equally effective. However, acute gastric side effects are lesser with meloxicam as compared to Feldex.
Q. What is the difference between Feldex and ketoprofen?
Both Feldex and ketoprofen are pain killers. Both are non-selective COX (cyclooxygenase -an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain). Research studies have shown ketoprofen topical gel is better and effective as compared to Feldex. Ketoprofen gel also showed excellent tolerability.
Q. What is the difference between Feldex and tramadol?
Feldex is a COX (cyclooxygenase -an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain) whereas Tramadol is a narcotic-like painkiller. Tramadol is a habit forming medicine.
Q. What is the difference between Feldex and nimesulide?
Both Feldex and nimesulide are pain killers. However, Feldex is a non-selective COX (cyclooxygenase -an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain) inhibitor whereas nimesulide is selective to the COX-2 enzyme. This selectivity of nimesulide is supposed to decrease the side effects as compared to piroxicam. It should not be used in children below 12 years of age.
Usually, the platelet count does not dip in cases of chikungunya and painkillers like piroxicam can lead to the risk of increased bleeding tendency. So refrain from taking Feldex or any painkiller in the case of any fever with joint pain. Consult your doctor before starting Feldex.
No. Feldex and aspirin are not same. They belong to the same class of drugs known as COX (cyclooxygenase) inhibitors. They both are anti-inflammatory and analgesic.
Q. Can Feldex be used along with dexamethasone?
No. Feldex should not be used with dexamethasone. They both increase each other's toxicity. There is an increased risk of GI ulceration.
Q. Can Feldex be used with methocarbamol?
Yes. Methocarbamol can be used with Feldex as no serious side effects are known. Inform your doctor before starting any of the medication.
Q. Can Feldex be used along with paracetamol?
Yes. Paracetamol can be used with Feldex as no serious side effects are known. Inform your doctor before starting any of the medication.
Yes. Feldex is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
Feldex is a sulphur containing compound. Feldex can cause serious adverse events in sensitive individuals. It can cause severe skin reactions like Steven Johnson Syndrome. Do inform your doctor if you have any kind of allergies.
No. Feldex is not a blood thinner. It is a pain killer. It should be avoided in a patient with a bleeding disorder.
No. Feldex is not a muscle relaxant. It is a pain killer which acts on COX (cyclooxygenase -an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain) enzyme.
No. Feldex is not a narcotic. It is a pain killer which acts on COX (cyclooxygenase -an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain) enzyme to decrease the pain and inflammation.
No. Feldex is not a medication to control hypertension. It is important to note that Feldex decreases the effectiveness of the antihypertensive medication when given together. Inform your doctor if you are taking antihypertensive medications before starting Feldex.
Q. Can Feldex be used along with Losartan?
No. Feldex should not be combined with Losartan. It is important to note that Feldex decreases the effectiveness of the antihypertensive medication like losartan when given together leading to failure of antihypertensive therapy. Inform your doctor if you are taking antihypertensive medications before starting Feldex.
Q. Can Feldex be used with Lisinopril?
No. Feldex should be avoided with lisinopril. It is important to note that piroxicam decreases the effectiveness of the antihypertensive medication like lisinopril when given together leading to failure of antihypertensive therapy. Inform your doctor if you are taking antihypertensive medications before starting Feldex.
Q. Can Feldex be used with calcium channel blocker?
Yes. Feldex can be taken with calcium channel blocker. NSAIDs have been observed to reduce the effectiveness of all antihypertensive drugs except calcium channel blockers (ref: White 2007)
Q. Can Feldex be used with Tizanidine?
Yes, Feldex can be combined with tizanidine. Piroxicam is a pain killer and tizanidine is a skeletal muscle relaxant. It is used in the condition like a backache.
Yes. Feldex can be combined with beta-cyclodextrin. Research has shown that combining Feldex with beta-cyclodextrin leads to faster onset of action of piroxicam and reduced gastric side effects.
Yes. There are alternatives to Feldex. Pain killers are prescribed according to the disease condition. Consult your doctor before starting piroxicam or changing it to other medication.
Contraindications to piroxicam are an allergy, bleeding tendency, duodenal/gastric/peptic ulcer, stomatitis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), ulcerative colitis, upper GI disease, late pregnancy, cardiac disease, hepatic impairment, renal impairment.
No. Feldex is not a drug to treat allergy. It is a pain killer.
Feldex is a long acting drug. Once the daily dose is enough for the relief of pain but it depends from person to person as the effectiveness of piroxicam increases when given for few weeks.
No. Feldex is not known to cause high. It is a non-narcotic painkiller.
Feldex is not approved for the treatment of menstrual cramps. Research studies have shown that piroxicam is quite effective in significantly decreasing the menstrual cramps.
Feldex is not approved for the treatment of migraine. Research studies have shown that Feldex is effective in significantly decreasing the pain associated with migraine without aura.
Yes. It can be given for decreasing the back pain. However, you should consult your doctor for the exact cause of your back pain and then start the treatment. Do not self-medicate yourself with Feldex as the cause of back pain can be different for different person.
Yes. Feldex can be given for the treatment of acute gout. Research studies have shown Feldex to be highly effective in the treatment of acute gout.
Yes. You can donate blood when on Feldex. Do inform your doctor before donating blood.
Feldex in a diabetic patient can only be taken only by consulting a doctor because these medicines have the propensity to cause renal failure when taken for a long period. Diabetes itself causes renal Feldex so taking piroxicam can lead to increased risk of renal failure by many folds.
No. Feldex should not be taken if you have a abnormal renal function because long-term administration of NSAIDs has resulted in renal papillary necrosis and another renal injury.
Yes. Feldex is known to cause skin reactions which can be very severe such as exfoliative dermatitis, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), which can be fatal. These serious events may occur without warning. You should inform your doctor if you feel you have a mild rash and immediately discontinue the drug.
No. Feldex should not be taken in pregnancy. It causes premature closure of the ductus arteriosus which can lead to fetal heart failure and death of the baby.
No. Feldex is contraindicated in cases of active peptic ulcer disease. Feldex is known to cause gastric ulceration and bleeding.
Some patients with asthma are hypersensitive to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs like aspirin which can lead to acute attacks of asthma. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Yes. Feldex can sometimes cause reversible infertility. Piroxicam by its mechanism of action may delay or prevent rupture of ovarian follicles, which has been associated with reversible infertility in some women. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. Can Feldex be used with diuretics?
No. Feldex should not be used with diuretics. Feldex reduces the natriuretic effect of furosemide and thiazides diuretics in some patients. This response has been attributed to inhibition of renal prostaglandin synthesis.
Q. Can Feldex be used with lithium?
No. Feldex should not be used with lithium. Feldex leads to an elevation of plasma lithium levels and a reduction in renal lithium clearance. This is because of inhibition of renal prostaglandin synthesis by the NSAID. Consult and inform your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. Can Feldex be used with warfarin?
No. Feldex should be avoided with warfarin as they both lead to increase in bleeding tendencies. Inform your doctor if you are taking any of the medications. If given together then the therapy should be monitored closely.
The chances of gastric ulceration increases if you take medicines like corticosteroids and anticoagulants. Long term use, alcohol, smoking and old age are few other factors which can increase the chances of ulceration.
Patients who had an asthma attack, hives, or other allergic reaction with aspirin or any other NSAID medicine or for pain right before or after heart bypass surgery.
GI discomfort and, rarely, serious GI side effects, such as ulcers and bleeding, serious skin side effects such as exfoliative, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), and toxic epidermal necrolysis, liver failure, renal damage.
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