Feldene

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Description

Feldene is another nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. All the drugs of this large group have antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. Moreover, Feldene is described as an anti-rheumatic drug. It affects the development mechanisms of inflammatory reaction, reduces the clotting, decreases the intensity or reduces the moderate pain. If you have rheumatic diseases, you will note the improvement in the condition of bad organ during the movement and in peace, reduction of constraints, and the affected joint will move better. We should also note that you should take one pill of Feldene a day. The anesthesia starts in 30 minutes after the drug intake, and the noticeable reduction of inflammation can be seen after a week of treatment.

Indications for use

  • To relieve pain in the patients with traumas and diseases of muscles, neural tissues and joints;
  • Rheumatic diseases of locomotor system
  • Acute inflammations of upper respiratory system
  • Pains, caused by menstrual disorders (for the girls older than 12)

Dosage

Daily dosage of the drug is 20 mg once a day (or divided into 2 intakes).
In case of expressed clinical symptoms, the daily dosage can be temporarily increased to 40 mg.
Capsules are taken orally during the meal.

Contraindications

The conditions, incompatible with the use of any nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (“Aspirin-induced asthma”); stomach ulcer; bleeding, including if you use the blood thinners; children’s age (under 6 years), pregnancy and lactation.

Side effects

According to the drug manufacturers, the risk of complication increases in case of long-term treatment and the use of high dosages. The drug can also effect any part of digestive system– from the oral mucosa to the stomach, intestine and liver. It can cause pains, oral ulcerations, loss of appetite, diarrhea, etc. Other possible effects are the disorders of kidneys, cardiovascular system, vision and neurological dysfunctions. Moreover, Feldene can negatively affect the process of blood formation and cause allergic reactions of different severity. External and rectal use of the drug can lead to the local intolerance reactions and irritations.

Overdose

Symptoms: sickness, vomiting (in high dosages – with blood), melena, Menier’s like phenomena, tinnitus, clonic and tonic convulsions, coma, hemorrhagic diathesis, agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia, petechial or bullous rash, urticaria, morbilliform or typhoid rash; in the predisposed patients- anaphylaxis.
The treatment is carried out according to the generally accepted principles of clinical toxicology.