Felden Flash (Piroxicam)
What is Felden Flash (Piroxicam) used for?
Felden Flash (Piroxicam) is an oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed to treat patients suffering from inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis. It operates by preventing the action of enzymes in the body that cause the pain, swelling, irritation, and redness associated with these conditions. Your physician may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Felden Flash (Piroxicam)?
Strictly follow your physician's instructions while using Felden Flash (Piroxicam) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken once daily, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Felden Flash (Piroxicam)?
Some patients using Felden Flash (Piroxicam) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your physician as soon as possible if you experience any serious or worrying symptoms including fever, flu symptoms, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, difficulty breathing, sensitive skin, easier bruising, unusual swelling, severe nausea, urinary retention, coughing up a substance resembling coffee grounds, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Felden Flash (Piroxicam) should not be administered to patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, children, taking other anticoagulant medications, allergic to NSAID medications, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who have severe heart failure, an active peptic ulcer, or who have experienced stomach perforation caused by other NSAID medications. Also inform your physician if you have phenylketonuria, diabetes, a history of asthma, a history of allergies, heart failure, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease, inflammatory bowel disease, a history of intestinal disorders, hypertension, high cholesterol levels, liver disease, or kidney disease. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Felden Flash (Piroxicam). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.