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Feldene Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Feldene (piroxicam) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) indicated for the relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Side effects of Feldene are swelling, anorexia, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, heartburn, upset stomach, stomach pain, elevated liver enzymes, bloating, gas, gross bleeding/perforation, heartburn, nausea, ulcers (gastric/duodenal), dizziness, headache, nervousness, skin itching or rash, blurred vision, ringing in your ears, and vomiting.
Feldene is administered orally in the form of capsules. To minimize the potential risk for an adverse CV event in patients treated with an NSAID, the lowest effective dose should be used for the shortest duration possible. Physicians and patients should remain alert for the development of cardiovascular (CV) thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, and stroke, even in the absence of previous CV symptoms. In late pregnancy, as with other NSAIDs, Feldene should be avoided because it may cause premature closure of the ductus arteriosus.
Our Feldene Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.
Feldene in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop taking piroxicam and seek medical attention or call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;
- black, bloody, or tarry stools;
- coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
- swelling or rapid weight gain;
- urinating less than usual or not at all;
- nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
- fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;
- bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness; or
- fever, headache, neck stiffness, chills, increased sensitivity to light, purple spots on the skin, and/or seizure (convulsions).
Less serious side effects may include:
- upset stomach, mild heartburn or stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation;
- bloating, gas;
- dizziness, headache, nervousness;
- skin itching or rash;
- blurred vision; or
- ringing in your ears.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Feldene (Piroxicam)
What is Patient Information Overview?
A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.
Feldene Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Upset stomach, nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, or headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
This medication may raise your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly and tell your doctor if the results are high.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: easy bruising/bleeding, difficult/painful swallowing, hearing changes (such as ringing in the ears), mental/mood changes, swelling of the ankles/feet/hands, sudden/unexplained weight gain, change in the amount of urine, unexplained stiff neck, vision changes, unusual tiredness.
This drug may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. Get medical help right away if you have any symptoms of liver damage, including: dark urine, persistent nausea/vomiting/loss of appetite, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the entire patient information overview for Feldene (Piroxicam)
What is Prescribing information?
The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.
Feldene FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
In patients taking FELDENE (piroxicam) or other NSAIDs, the most frequently reported adverse experiences occurring in approximately 1-10% of patients are:
Cardiovascular System: Edema.
Hemic and Lymphatic System: Anemia, increased bleeding time.
Nervous System: Dizziness, headache.
Special Senses: Tinnitus.
Urogenital System: Abnormal renal function.
Additional adverse experiences reported occasionally include:
Metabolic and Nutritional: Weight changes.
Special Senses: Blurred vision.
Other adverse reactions which occur rarely are:
Hypersensitivity: Positive ANA.
Respiratory: Respiratory depression, pneumonia.
Special Senses: Conjunctivitis, hearing impairment, swollen eyes.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Feldene (Piroxicam)
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