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User Reviews for Piroxicam

Also known as: Feldene

Piroxicam has an average rating of 7.5 out of 10 from a total of 25 ratings on Drugs.com. 55% of those users who reviewed Piroxicam reported a positive effect, while 10% reported a negative effect.

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Summary of Piroxicam reviews 7.5 25 reviews

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Reviews for Piroxicam

Leigh · Taken for less than 1 month November 15, 2020

Feldene (piroxicam) for Pain: “This stuff is amazing! My ankles were so painful. The gel made it feel so much better”

LMLL7 · Taken for less than 1 month November 5, 2017

Feldene (piroxicam) for Pain: “I recently had hip surgery and was in lots of pain after the operation. I tried Ibuprofen and Voltaren with little relief. My doctor called in a script for Feldene 20 mg twice a day for me. It helped so much with the pain bringing it to a manageable level but caused the most severe constipation. So after about 5 days I switched back to Voltaren and the constipation eased up and thankfully the pain was better too.”

7 / 10
Amskeptical · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 18, 2017

Feldene (piroxicam) for Pain: “I was working in the field making hydraulic hoses making close to $10,000/mo. when I pulled hose off a reel and herniated two disks. I was laid up for 45 days on Workers Comp, barely able to make it to the bathroom and following everything my doctors were telling me to do. I got frustrated because they were putting other people in my area that I developed. I called a doctor who suggested Feldene and said it would take two weeks before it took effect. I was bouncing off the walls in two weeks and returned to work a week later. It allowed me to move and not become stiff. The Ibuprofen and muscle relaxants, did nothing to help me.”

carolrae · Taken for 1 to 2 years January 18, 2017

For Osteoarthritis: “I have osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. Several times a week I experience back pain which resembles pulled muscles. Neck, shoulder blades, kneecaps are all affected. Piroxicam is lightly rubbed on in all affected areas after a warm bath and I usually wake next day with the pain completely gone. It's the most effective gel I could recommend.”

Jereeee · Taken for less than 1 month October 12, 2016

For Pain: “Tried something before this and it didn't work so doctor recommended this and it was stronger and really good results but for me the pain is still there if not worse”

1 / 10
Back and foot pain August 24, 2015

For Pain: “When complaining to a Surgeon I know about Motrin effecting my stomach he says take what I take, been around for ever and it's a once a day pill!...I will never look back folks. I have a bulging disc that flairs up when I over do it, take this and a Chiro adjustment and I'm better, sometimes I can avoid the Chiro. Been taking it for seven years. A few months ago I get some crazy Planters Fishie thing and I want to cut my right foot off!!!! New Doc says what anti-inflammatory do you want, what else right? So within a week of taking 20 MG and hitting another 400 to 600 a day over the counter Ibuprofen gel caps and this thing gets 85% better! Like another writer noted, ITS AFFORDABLE! Eat first and hey, follow the stupid directions on all Meds”

10 / 10
Fitzy1001 · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 26, 2014

For Pain: “Had extreme pain after someone dislocated my shoulder by accidentally yanking downward on it...after the doctor replaced it the tendons were highly inflamed. After a stint on both tramadol and codeine I felt nothing but sickness on my stomach, dizziness and no relief. My doctor then took me off all opiates and went for a NSAIDS three prolonged attack with the norm...paracetamol, ibuprofen and piroxicam however five minutes after applying the piroxicam all the pain had completely gone. It works for three to four hours and two months after the injury I'm still not 100% but I'm back doing light bodybuilding thanks to this amazing stuff. I never had faith in topical medicines, how wrong I was.”

10 / 10
broken man · Taken for less than 1 month October 25, 2013

For Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: “Just started this in the gel form, I'm taking it with codine and paracetamol and that seems to do the trick nicely before was just the tablets and they wouldn't touch it but so far so good”

6 / 10
SarahTMJ March 25, 2013

For Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: “I've been taking 20 mg once a day along with Skelaxin for my Tempromandibular Joint Disorder pain for about a year now. What a lifesaver! For those with TMJ problems taking only Piroxicam, talk to your talk about adding the Skelaxin. I'm no longer crying at the end of a work day!”

9 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years June 17, 2012

For Rheumatoid Arthritis: “I've tried every NSAID on the market and Piroxicam is the best. I've been using it for about a year along with Nexium (to reduce stomach problems). No side effects thus far.”

10 / 10
jeep 1 November 8, 2011

Feldene (piroxicam) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: “I take 20mg Feldene every morning, stiffness is manageable for most of the day. No side effects in two months. Like any other medication there may be risks involved, but for me it has worked very well.”

10 / 10
Anonymous June 13, 2011

Feldene (piroxicam) for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: “The Feldene dulled the Temporomandibular Joint Disprder pain some but did not take it away. I often had breakthrough pain when on the Feldene.”

5 / 10
Anonymous December 28, 2010

For Osteoarthritis: “I was given this because of swelling on top of right hand and pain in arm. I have a baker cyst in left knee and was told I have osteoarthritis. I am 61 and the pain and swelling came on suddenly. I have been on this medicine for 2 weeks and do not feel any difference.”

3 / 10
Anonymous May 22, 2010

Feldene (piroxicam) for Osteoarthritis: “Effective osteoarthritis pain management. However, I'm retaining water. ”

7 / 10
Anonymous March 28, 2010

For Osteoarthritis: “I have been taking Piroxicam 20mg once daily for several years, mostly for bad knees and as a general anti-inflammatory. I take it in the morning with breakfast. It works very well for me, with no side effects at all. I am very careful to always take it with food and milk, and I have my liver enzymes tested yearly. I chose this NSAID for several reasons: 1)It is a low dosage taken once a day; 2) It appeared to have fewer gastrointestinal issues than others; 3) I cannot take Naproxen; 5) Unlike Lodine or Vioxx, it does not give me any sensation of being mentally "drugged"; 6) As a generic, it is EXTREMELY inexpensive (< $10/100 pills).”

9 / 10
Anonymous January 28, 2010

Feldene (piroxicam) for Pain: “I have been taking this medication for pain in my foot. My Dr. gave it to me for planters faciitis. I was in such pain that I could barely walk when getting out of bed or standing after sitting for a while. One pill lasts for 24 hours, and works great. I haven't been taking it long, so don't know yet if I will get any side effects, but works good for pain, and I can still function normally.”

9 / 10
Anonymous October 12, 2009

Feldene (piroxicam) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: “I've been taking Feldene since August 2009, so approximately 2 months. The only side effects I've noticed is that I bruise much more easily than I did before. I haven't really noticed a big change in the pain and swelling in my fingers/hands from taking it though.”

5 / 10
Anonymous October 8, 2009

Feldene (piroxicam) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: “I had every neurological side effect possible leading to a trip to the ER. I took it for ten days. It took at least two weeks to get completely out of my system and I was back to a normal self. For pain it worked great.”

6 / 10
Anonymous July 26, 2009

Feldene (piroxicam) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: “Mild stomach discomfort abated with 2 glasses of water.”

9 / 10
Anonymous February 10, 2009

For Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: “I am using this drug for the first time to ease pain and inflammation due to Temporomandibular joint disorder. Even taken with Nexium (which I have taken for half of a year), it upsets my stomach. The pain is lessened, but not by much. Also, the swelling has continued to get worse. Some drugs work better for some, while some work better for others. I don't discourage anyone from using it. Good luck!”

6 / 10
Anonymous January 31, 2009

Feldene (piroxicam) for Osteoarthritis: “I have severe osteoarthritis in my left knee since an infection from surgery in 1972. I started using Feldene around 1983 when I had a severe flare up of pain. I have a strong aversion to pills of any sort but I regard Feldene as a miracle drug. My pain cleared up in days. A 30 day supply would last me for better than a year since I would only take when needed. I've found that it works best when taken in conjunction with exercise because it is the exercise that is the true "cure" for the problem. It seems to smooth the arthritis and perhaps provide other natural relief. The Feldene makes the activity more tolerable and leads to a faster cure. When I get lazy and inactive the problem comes back.”

10 / 10
Anonymous November 21, 2008

Feldene (piroxicam) for Osteoarthritis: “Taking 20mg of Feldene with a small snack to lessen any irritation and has helped the inflammation of osteoarthritis in my spine. I have had pretty good results by paying attention to that. That said, NSAIDs have their limit as far as advanced OA goes and I have had to add other things but it does what it's supposed to do, reduce inflammation pain. One happy side effect, reduced monthy pains at that time of the month.”

9 / 10
lambie September 3, 2008

Feldene (piroxicam) for Osteoarthritis: “Have used it for about 15 years as condition is progressing. Only use it until pain subsides and stop as soon as I can. The maximum time required has been one week and in most cases two or three days are sufficient. There have been long periods between the strong pains and I wait for it to be quite bad before using medication so I do not want to overuse and lose the ability to use the milder drugs.”

10 / 10
patoni November 21, 2007

For Osteoarthritis: “Piroxicam (20mg) one capsules Daily with Prilosec was prescribed by my physician for swelling in the knee. this swelling was suppose to be associated with osteoarthis.The swelling in the knee started about 3 months ago . I am in physical therapy 3 times per week. The pont is that after taking Prilosec with Prioxicam, my legs and ankles began to swell I am also take a blood pressure medicine. Onehalf tablet of Triam/HCTZ 37.5 which I take in about 1 hour afterPiroxciam with Prilosec. ”

Ghee October 11, 2007

For Pain: “I was introduced to the painkiller for periods cramps in 2005 and it worked magic. A single pill takes me through a period of 5 days. It gives me relief to go though my job and other duties normally. I wonder whether there are any side effects even though i take one pill per month and at times i dont. I hope am not at any risk as i feel the pill is God sent.”

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