What is Feldene?
Piroxicam (INN, BAN, USAN, AAN; in some countries it is spelt piroksikam or piroxikam) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the oxicam class used to relieve the symptoms of painful, inflammatory conditions like arthritis. The medicine is available as capsules, tablets and (not in all countries) as a prescription-free gel 0.5%. It is also available in a betadex formulation, which allows a more rapid absorption of piroxicam from the digestive tract.
It is manufactured by Pfizer under the tradename Feldene, and is available in Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Australia, Italy, Brazil, Indonesia, Pakistan and the United States, and under the tradename Brexidol in the Scandinavian countries. It is also manufactured by Bosnalijek under the tradename Roxam, Brexin, and is available in Eastern Europe including Russia, Africa, and the Middle East. In India, it is available by the tradename Dolonex, whereas in Thailand it is available by the tradename Fasden. It is manufactured as a patch in Korea for use in China under the trade name Trast.
The first study of therapeutic use in humans was reported in 1977.