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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Feldene
Answer: This is a pretty safe drug. I don't know of any major differences between it and the other non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. That is, motrin and the like work and act about the same. Everyone has individual differences. There are four subclasses of non-steroidals and occasionally one will act differently in and indiviudal than another class.
Feldene [posted 10/2/98]
Answer:Feldene(piroxican) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. I suppose your md is worried about gastric upset, etc. But, offhand, there is no clear reason to avoid 2 of 7 days.
Feldene [posted 8/12/98]
Answer: This is an occasional reaction that necessitates cessation of the drug and associated other NSAIDS.
Feldene Flash [posted 8/4/98]
Answer: Feldene (peroxicam) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. This is a class of drugs for pain relief and antiinflammatory effect. Side effects are mainly GI, nausea, heartburn, even to ulcers, diarrhea. This is currently only available by prescription in the US and the sub-lingual is not available here.
Feldene side effects
Answer: Gastrointestinal side effects are the most prominent side effects, occurring
in approximately 20% of patients, which include bleeding, ulceration, and perforation. Borderline
elevations of one or more liver tests may occur. Other side effects include Anemia, eosinophilia,
skin rash, dizziness, vertigo and worsening of the kidney functions. Since this drug can have
kidney toxicity it can cause elevation in blood pressure.