Feldene , also chemically called piroxicam, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to relieve pains and aches caused by headache, cold, backache, muscle aches or rheumatoid arthritis . It is sometimes used to treat fever.

It blocks the enzyme that produces prostaglandins in your body to decrease swelling, pain and fever.

Feldene comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with a full 8-ounce glass of water, as suggested by your doctor. Avoid lying down for 15 to 30 minutes after taking this medicine to prevent irritation in throat.

The side effects from Feldene include light headache, dizziness, drowsiness, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, gas, indigestion, swelling of the face, hands, feet or lower legs, weight gain, and stomach pain.

Feldene may also be used to treat other conditions, as determined by your doctor.

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