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User Reviews for Piroxicam to treat Osteoarthritis

Also known as: Feldene

Piroxicam has an average rating of 8.0 out of 10 from a total of 6 ratings for the treatment of Osteoarthritis. 67% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 17% reported a negative effect.

Piroxicam Rating Summary

8.0/10 average rating

6 ratings from 8 user reviews.

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lambie September 3, 2008

Feldene (piroxicam): “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
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Anonymous January 31, 2009

Feldene (piroxicam): “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
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Anonymous March 28, 2010

“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
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carolrae ยท Taken for 1 to 2 years January 18, 2017

“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.”

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Anonymous November 21, 2008

Feldene (piroxicam): “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
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Anonymous December 28, 2010

“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
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patoni November 21, 2007

“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. ”

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Anonymous May 22, 2010

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

7 / 10
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