Feldene and Alcohol
Feldene generic name piroxicam belongs to a family of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that work by reducing hormones in the body that cause inflammation and pain. It is used to treat these conditions as caused by arthritis.
Do not drink alcohol while using Feldene as it will increase the likelihood of bleeding in the stomach.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Do not use aspirin products while using this drug.
Before using this drug it is suggested you advise your physician if you are allergic to this drug any other drug or substance, have a history of heart attack, stroke, blood clot, heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, stomach ulcers or bleeding, liver or kidney disease, asthma, polyps in your nose, bleeding or blood clotting disorder or if you smoke.
Less serious side effects are upset stomach, mild heartburn, stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, dizziness, headache, nervousness, skin itching, rash, blurred vision or ringing in your ears. If these occur you are advised to call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are allergic reactions such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat, bloody tar like stools, coughing up granular vomit, swelling or rapid weight gain, changes in urination, nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay coloured stools, jaundice, fever, sore throat, headache with severe blistering, peeling red skin, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness, neck stiffness, sensitive to light, purple spots on skin or seizures. If these occur get emergency medical aid.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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