Feldex Tablet

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Introduction

Feldex Tablet is a pain-relieving medicine. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain in conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It helps relieve pain and swelling in the joints and muscles.

Feldex Tablet should be taken with food. This will prevent you from getting an upset stomach. The dose and duration will depend on what you are taking it for and how well it helps your symptoms. You should keep taking the medicine even if you feel better until the doctor says it is alright to stop using it.

The most common side effects of this medicine include mild vomiting, stomach pain, nausea, headache, and dizziness. If any of these side effects persist or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the symptoms.

Before using it, you should let your doctor know if you have a history of stomach ulcers, heart diseases, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease. Let your doctor also know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctors before using the medicine.

Uses of Feldex Tablet

Benefits of Feldex Tablet

In Pain relief

Feldex Tablet is used for short-term relief of pain, inflammation, and swelling in conditions that affect joints and muscles. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain. It can help relieve pain in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis or even after a dental (tooth-related) surgery.
Take it as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. Do not take more or for longer than needed as that can be dangerous. In general, you should take the lowest dose that works, for the shortest possible time. This will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life.

Side effects of Feldex Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Feldex

  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

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. Feldex Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Feldex Tablet works

Feldex 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).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Feldex Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Feldex Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Feldex Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Feldex Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Feldex Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Feldex 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.
Liver
CAUTION
Feldex Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Feldex Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Feldex Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Feldex Tablet, 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.

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Quick Tips

  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Feldex Tablet helps relieve pain and swelling of various joints and muscles.
  • Take it with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • Your doctor will prescribe you the lowest effective dose of this medicine for the shortest possible time necessary to relieve your symptoms.
  • It may cause dizziness and fatigue. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine as it may cause excessive drowsiness. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Enolic acid Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS
Action Class
NSAID's- Non-Selective COX 1&2 Inhibitors (enolic acids)

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Feldex with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Lower back ache on RT side of v col. Have been taking Chymoral forte+feldex as per phy advice. Some relief. But pain remains.
Dr. Gajanan Pandit
Orthopaedics
need muscle relaxant like T Acenac MR C Omez 20 twice daily for a week also can try local Tolagin Gel
One of my teeth is sensitive. It some times pains
Dr. Abhijit Gambhir
Dental Surgery
sensitivity has many causative factors for relief of pain you can take pain killers it will give temporary relief
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FAQs

Q. What is the difference between Feldex Tablet and diclofenac?

Both Feldex Tablet 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 Tablet.

Q. What is the difference between Feldex Tablet and naproxen?

Both Feldex Tablet 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 Tablet.

Q. What is the difference between Feldex Tablet and meloxicam?

Both Feldex Tablet 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 Tablet.

Q. What is the difference between Feldex Tablet and ketoprofen?

Both Feldex Tablet 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 Tablet. Ketoprofen gel also showed excellent tolerability.

Q. What is the difference between Feldex Tablet and tramadol?

Feldex Tablet 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 Tablet and nimesulide?

Both Feldex Tablet and nimesulide are pain killers. However, Feldex Tablet 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.

Q. Can Feldex Tablet be used in the treatment of chikungunya?

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 Tablet or any painkiller in the case of any fever with joint pain. Consult your doctor before starting Feldex Tablet.

Q. Are Feldex Tablet and aspirin same?

No. Feldex Tablet 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 Tablet be used along with dexamethasone?

No. Feldex Tablet should not be used with dexamethasone. They both increase each other's toxicity. There is an increased risk of GI ulceration.

Q. Can Feldex Tablet be used with methocarbamol?

Yes. Methocarbamol can be used with Feldex Tablet as no serious side effects are known. Inform your doctor before starting any of the medication.

Q. Can Feldex Tablet be used along with paracetamol?

Yes. Paracetamol can be used with Feldex Tablet as no serious side effects are known. Inform your doctor before starting any of the medication.

Q. Is Feldex Tablet a NSAID?

Yes. Feldex Tablet is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Q. Is Feldex Tablet a sulfa drug?

Feldex Tablet is a sulphur containing compound. Feldex Tablet 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.

Q. Is Feldex Tablet a blood thinner?

No. Feldex Tablet is not a blood thinner. It is a pain killer. It should be avoided in a patient with a bleeding disorder.

Q. Is Feldex Tablet a muscle relaxant?

No. Feldex Tablet is not a muscle relaxant. It is a pain killer which acts on COX (cyclooxygenase -an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain) enzyme.

Q. Is Feldex Tablet a narcotic?

No. Feldex Tablet 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.

Q. Can Feldex Tablet be used in hypertension?

No. Feldex Tablet is not a medication to control hypertension. It is important to note that Feldex Tablet decreases the effectiveness of the antihypertensive medication when given together. Inform your doctor if you are taking antihypertensive medications before starting Feldex Tablet.

Q. Can Feldex Tablet be used along with Losartan?

No. Feldex Tablet should not be combined with Losartan. It is important to note that Feldex Tablet 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 Tablet.

Q. Can Feldex Tablet be used with Lisinopril?

No. Feldex Tablet 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 Tablet.

Q. Can Feldex Tablet be used with calcium channel blocker?

Yes. Feldex Tablet 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 Tablet be used with Tizanidine?

Yes, Feldex Tablet 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.

Q. Why is beta cyclodextrin added to Feldex Tablet?

Yes. Feldex Tablet can be combined with beta-cyclodextrin. Research has shown that combining Feldex Tablet with beta-cyclodextrin leads to faster onset of action of piroxicam and reduced gastric side effects.

Q. Are there any alternatives of Feldex Tablet?

Yes. There are alternatives to Feldex Tablet. Pain killers are prescribed according to the disease condition. Consult your doctor before starting piroxicam or changing it to other medication.

Q. What are the contraindications for Feldex Tablet?

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.

Q. Can Feldex Tablet be used in the treatment of allergy?

No. Feldex Tablet is not a drug to treat allergy. It is a pain killer.

Q. How long does Feldex Tablet work?

Feldex Tablet 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.

Q. Can you get high by using Feldex Tablet?

No. Feldex Tablet is not known to cause high. It is a non-narcotic painkiller.

Q. Can Feldex Tablet be used to treat menstrual cramp?

Feldex Tablet is not approved for the treatment of menstrual cramps. Research studies have shown that piroxicam is quite effective in significantly decreasing the menstrual cramps.

Q. Can I use Feldex Tablet for a migraine?

Feldex Tablet is not approved for the treatment of migraine. Research studies have shown that Feldex Tablet is effective in significantly decreasing the pain associated with migraine without aura.

Q. Is Feldex Tablet effective in back pain management?

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 Tablet as the cause of back pain can be different for different person.

Q. Is Feldex Tablet affective in gout management?

Yes. Feldex Tablet can be given for the treatment of acute gout. Research studies have shown Feldex Tablet to be highly effective in the treatment of acute gout.

Q. Can you donate blood when on the medication with Feldex Tablet?

Yes. You can donate blood when on Feldex Tablet. Do inform your doctor before donating blood.

Q. Can I use Feldex Tablet if I am a diabetic?

Feldex Tablet 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 Tablet so taking piroxicam can lead to increased risk of renal failure by many folds.

Q. Can I use Feldex Tablet if I have a deranged renal function?

No. Feldex Tablet 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.

Q. Can Feldex Tablet lead to skin reactions?

Yes. Feldex Tablet 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.

Q. Can I use Feldex Tablet if I am pregnant?

No. Feldex Tablet 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.

Q. Can I use Feldex Tablet if I have peptic ulcer disease?

No. Feldex Tablet is contraindicated in cases of active peptic ulcer disease. Feldex Tablet is known to cause gastric ulceration and bleeding.

Q. Can I use Feldex Tablet if I have asthma?

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.

Q. Can Feldex Tablet lead to difficulty in conception?

Yes. Feldex Tablet 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 Tablet be used with diuretics?

No. Feldex Tablet should not be used with diuretics. Feldex Tablet 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 Tablet be used with lithium?

No. Feldex Tablet should not be used with lithium. Feldex Tablet 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 Tablet be used with warfarin?

No. Feldex Tablet 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.

Q. What increases the chances of getting a gastric ulcer when I am already taking Feldex Tablet?

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.

Q. Who should not take a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID)/ Feldex Tablet?

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.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Feldex Tablet?

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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