Feldene is used to reduce pain, swelling, and joint stiffness from arthritis. Reducing these symptoms helps you do more of your normal daily activities. This medication is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking your body's production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation.
Feldene is used to relieve some symptoms caused by osteoarthritis (joint disease), rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis (rheumatism of the spine) such as swelling, stiffness and joint pain. This medicine does not cure arthritis and will help you only as long as you continue to take it.
Stop using Feldene and seek medical treatment if you have a serious drug reaction that can affect many parts of your body.
- It's suggested to follow the prescribed dosage and not to exceed the recommended daily dose.
- Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction
- Always read the label or consult with a doctor for precise dosing instructions.
- Abnormal liver function tests
- Urination problems
- Ringing in your ears.
Q: Is Feldene safe?
NSAIDs, including Feldene, cause serious gastrointestinal (GI) adverse events including inflammation, bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, or large intestine, which can be fatal.
Q: How do you use Feldene?
For the relief of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, the dosage is 20 mg given orally once per day. If desired, the daily dose may be divided. Because of the long half-life of Feldene, steady-state blood levels are not reached for 7 to 12 days.
Q: Can I take Feldene on an empty stomach?
It is best to take Feldene immediately after food to avoid the chance of an upset stomach.