Select therapeutic use:
Indications for FELDENE:
Osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis.
Use lowest effective dose for shortest duration. 20mg daily. May give in 2 divided doses.
Aspirin allergy. Coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Increased risk of serious cardiovascular events (including MI, stroke). Avoid in recent MI, severe heart failure; if necessary, monitor. Increased risk of serious GI adverse events (including inflammation, bleeding, ulceration, perforation). History of ulcer disease and/or GI bleeding. Hypertension; monitor BP closely. Hepatic or renal impairment. Discontinue if signs/symptoms of liver disease develop, or if abnormal LFTs persist or worsen. Dehydration. Hypovolemia. Advanced renal disease: not recommended. Hyperkalemia. Coagulation disorders. Monitor CBCs, blood chemistry, hepatic, renal, and ocular function in long-term therapy. Pre-existing asthma. CYP2C9 poor metabolizers. May mask signs of infection or fever. Discontinue at 1st sign of rash or any other hypersensitivity. Elderly. Debilitated. Labor & delivery. Pregnancy (Cat.C: 1st and 2nd trimester); (Cat.D: 3rd trimester; avoid). Nursing mothers.
Avoid concomitant aspirin, salicylates (eg, diflunisal, salsalate) or other NSAIDs. Increased risk of GI bleed with anticoagulants, antiplatelets, oral corticosteroids, SSRIs, SNRIs, smoking, alcohol, or prolonged NSAID therapy; monitor. May antagonize, or increase risk of renal failure with diuretics (eg, loop or thiazides), ACE inhibitors (eg, captopril), ARBs (eg, losartan), or β-blockers; monitor closely. Potentiates digoxin; monitor levels. May potentiate lithium, methotrexate, cyclosporine; monitor for toxicity. Concomitant with pemetrexed may increase risk of pemetrexed-associated myelosuppression, renal, and GI toxicity. May potentiate protein-bound drugs.
Nausea, constipation, flatulence, abdominal pain, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, edema, rash; cardiovascular thrombotic events, GI ulcer/bleed, hepatotoxicity, renal toxicity, hypertension, hypersensitivity reactions, anemia/blood dyscrasias.