Felden Flash (Piroxicam)
What is Felden Flash (Piroxicam) used for?
Felden Flash (Piroxicam) is an oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis. The medication operates by preventing the action of enzymes released in response to injury that cause the pain, swelling, and irritation associated with these conditions. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Felden Flash (Piroxicam)?
Always use Felden Flash (Piroxicam) according to your doctor`s instructions 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 with or without food, although a snack or meal is recommended before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or changing the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have regarding he 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 doctor immediately if you experience any serious or worrying side effects such as fever, flu symptoms, faintness, chest pain, trouble breathing, unusual swelling, severe headaches, tingling sensations, numbness, urinary retention, sensitive skin, coughing up a substance resembling coffee grounds, easier bruising, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Felden Flash (Piroxicam) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, a child, taking other anticoagulant medications, allergic to NSAID medications, if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or if you have severe heart failure, an active peptic ulcer, or if you have experienced perforation of the stomach lining when using other NSAID medications. It is also important to disclose if you have phenylketonuria, heart failure, diabetes, a history of allergies, a history of asthma, hypertension, high cholesterol, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease, ischaemic heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, a history of intestinal disorders, kidney disease, or liver disease. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring changes to your treatment.
Strictly use Felden Flash (Piroxicam) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Felden Flash (Piroxicam) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.