People with arthritis may benefit from piroxicam (Feldene®). Specifically, this prescription medication has been licensed to treat pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness related to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. However, it's important to note that the medication is not a cure for the types of arthritis mentioned. Piroxicam is also unable to slow down the progression of the disease.
This drug comes in the form of a capsule and should be taken with a glass of water. Keep in mind that it may take several weeks for the medication to start working to its full potential. Before starting treatment with piroxicam, let your healthcare provider know if you have ever had diabetes, high blood pressure, or a stroke.
(To learn more about this drug, including how it works, factors that affect your dosage, and what to expect in cases of overdose, click Piroxicam.)