Feldene is prescribed for the treatment of inflammation and pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Feldene, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, is prescribed to relieve the inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis). It is prescribed both for sudden flare-ups and for long-term treatment.
The recommended dose is 20 milligrams once daily or 10 milligrams twice daily.
Feldene should be taken with food.
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis:
The usual dose is 20 mg a day in one dose. Your doctor may want you to divide this dose into smaller ones. You will not feel Feldene's full effects for 7 to 12 days, although some relief of symptoms will start to occur soon after you take the medication.
The safety and effectiveness of Feldene have not been established in children.
Most patients benefit from Feldene and other NSAIDs with few
side effects. However, serious side effects can occur and generally tend to
occur more frequently at higher doses. Therefore, it is advisable to use the
lowest effective dose to minimize side effects. The most common side effects of
Feldene involve the gastrointestinal system.
Feldene can cause:
- Abdominal pain;
- Even serious gastrointestinal bleeding;
- Liver toxicity;
- Black tarry stools;
- Ringing in the ears;
- Stomach ulceration;
Feldene side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Stomach Upset;
- Stomach Ulcers Or Bleeding;
- Ringing In Ears;
- Loss Of Appetite;
- Kidney Problems;
- General Feeling Of Ill Health;
- Fluid Retention;
- Abdominal Pain Or Discomfort;