Feldene is a medication that helps to reduce pain, swelling, and joint stiffness that comes from arthritis. By decreasing these symptoms you’ll have an easier time doing a lot of the things you need to do each day. Feldene is what’s called a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The way it works is it blocks the body’s production of specific substances that are known to cause inflammation. This treatment can also be used to help manage gout attacks.
What are some of the potential minor side effects?
Headache may occur
What are some of the possible serious side effects?
Hearing changes (such as ringing in the ears)
Swelling of the ankles/feet/hands
Sudden/unexplained weight gain
Change in the amount of urine
Unexplained stiff neck
Serious allergic reactions
Indocin is a medication that can also lead to possibly fatal liver disease. You need to make sure to get help right away if you experience any of the following symptoms:
Persistent nausea/vomiting/loss of appetite
What do you have to be careful with when you take Feldene?
The main thing for you to be careful of is that you don’t overdose. There are too many people who think they can safely take these types of prescriptions without having to worry about the possibility of overdosing. Now some people will feel this is very tough to do as long as the stick to the dosage their doctor prescribed to them. While this is true, it’s not true in all cases. What you have to do is make sure you carefully monitor all the treatments you might be using, a lot of which might be over the counter.
Here’s an example. You might be taking certain things such as cold or cough treatments or even sinus treatments. All of these can have NSAIDs in them. If you consume too many of these then you’re actually getting way more NSAIDs then what you might need and this can increase your chances of side effects to a minor degree or to a severe degree. What you need to do is educate yourself about what to look for if you use other products.
The best course of action to take in this regard would be to ask your doctor to give you a complete list of active ingredients to look for on product packaging. This way you’ll have an easier time identifying NSAIDs in other items so you can control your intake better.
Being careful should be enough to keep you safe when it comes to taking Feldene. In order to ensure this is the case though you can’t afford to get careless. One really good course of action to take would be monitoring yourself while your on this medication to see if there’s anything happening that shouldn’t be. If there is then report it to your doctor and they can see if it’s the result of a serious side effect or something else.