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Feldex 20 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Piroxicam
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: February 25, 2019

Feldex 20 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of swelling, pain and joint stiffness resulting from arthritis. This medication belongs to a group of drugs called NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). It works by inhibiting the production of certain substances in the body that leads to inflammation.

Take the medication orally after consulting with your doctor. The usual dosage in 1 tablet per day. Avoid lying down immediately after taking this medication. You should take this medication with milk, food or an antacid to prevent stomach problems. The doctor will prescribe the dose based on your medical condition and how you are responding to the treatment. It is often recommended to take the lowest possible dose to prevent various problems like stomach bleeding and other problems. Side effects of this medication are stomach problems, drowsiness, nausea and dizziness. You should consult your doctor if these side effects become severe. Feldex 20 MG Tablet can also raise your blood pressure. In rare cases, this drug can also result in serious liver problems. If you see symptoms of liver damage like dark urine, nausea, vomiting, yellow eyes/skin and loss of appetite then consult a doctor immediately.

You also need to take certain precautions before taking this medication. You need to inform your doctor about any allergies that you may have before starting a course of this medication. This drug may also contain certain inactive ingredients that can cause allergic reactions in the body. You should also inform the doctor about any history of blood disorders, anemia and heart conditions before taking this medication. It is advised to avoid driving or perform any other activity that require alertness immediately after taking this medication. You should also try to stay off alcohol and tobacco while taking this medications as it increases the risk of stomach bleeding.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Rheumatologist before using this medicine.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Feldex 20 MG Tablet is used to relieve symptoms of pain and inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis patients.
  • Osteoarthritis

    Feldex 20 MG Tablet is used to relieve symptoms of pain and inflammation in osteoarthritis patients.

  • Allergy

    Feldex 20 MG Tablet is not recommended if you have a known history of allergy to Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • Asthma

    Feldex 20 MG Tablet is not recommended in patients with known history of Asthma.
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)

    Feldex 20 MG Tablet is not recommended in patients undergone heart surgery.

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 48 to 72 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medicine can be observed in 30 min to 1 hour.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Feldex 20 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose should be skipped if it is almost time for your next dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    A doctor should be contacted immediately if an overdose of Feldex 20 MG Tablet is suspected. Signs and symptoms of overdose include stomach irritation, difficulty in breathing, black colored stools etc. Immediate medical attention is needed if an overdose is confirmed.

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Feldex 20 MG Tablet belongs to Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) group. It works as an analgesic by inhibiting the prostaglandin synthesis which is essential to sensitize the afferent nerves to induces pain. It works as an anti-inflammatory by inhibiting the prostaglandins synthesis which are mediators of inflammation.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Feldex 20 MG Tablet should not be taken if you have NSAID-sensitive asthma. Any such history should be reported to the doctor so that appropriate substitution can be done. Feldex 20 MG Tablet and other NSAIDs should be taken after consulting a doctor especially if the intended duration is longer than a month. Any symptom indicating ulceration and bleeding like chronic indigestion, coffee colored dry blood in stools or vomiting of blood should be reported immediately.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    This medicine should not be consumed with alcohol. Symptoms of stomach bleeding (such as the presence of dried and coffee colored blood in cough or stools) should be reported to the doctor immediately.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    These medications may increase the risk of bleeding if taken together. Inform the doctor if you are receiving any pain medications or if you have any bleeding disorder. An alternate class of medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition. Use with caution as this combination will increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. Inform the doctor if you are taking either of the medicines. Consider taking alternative medicine after consulting your doctor. These medications may increase the central nervous system stimulation and causes tremors, involuntary body movements, and seizures. Inform the doctor if you are receiving antibiotics belongs to fluoroquinolones. Consider the alternate class of medicine based on the clinical condition. Feldex 20 MG Tablet may alter the effect of antihypertensives, therefore should be used with caution. Inform the doctor if you are receiving antihypertensives like captopril, enalapril, benazepril. Monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. Any changes in the blood pressure should be informed to the doctor. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.

Ques: What is Feldex 20 MG Tablet?

Ans: Piroxicam is a salt which performs its action by obstructing the release of a specific chemical that is responsible for pain and swelling. Piroxicam is used to treat conditions such as Swelling, stiffness and joint pain, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Acute gout, etc.

Ques: What are the uses of Feldex 20 MG Tablet?

Ans: Piroxicam is a salt, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Swelling, stiffness and joint pain, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Acute gout, and Postoperative pain. Apart from these, it can also be used to treat conditions like Acute musculoskeletal conditions and Juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Piroxicam to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Feldex 20 MG Tablet?

Ans: Piroxicam is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but severe. This is not a complete list and if you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some side effects of Piroxicam which are as follows: Abdominal pain, Constipation, Headache, Dizziness, Burning sensation in stomach, Excessive air or gas in the stomach, shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet, Loss of strength, Restlessness, and Change in appetite. It is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Piroxicam.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Feldex 20 MG Tablet?

Ans: Piroxicam should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is a prescribed medication.
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