Pirox Gel (Piroxicam BP) - 0.5% w/w (30g Tube)
|Pain and swelling
Pirox Gel (Piroxicam BP) is a topical gel that is used to treat pain and swelling caused by a variety of conditions, such as osteoarthritis, tendinitis, strains, sprains or tennis elbow. It contains the active ingredient, piroxicam, a type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID, which works by blocking the production of certain chemicals in the body, known as prostaglandins, which are responsible for causing pain and swelling. By reducing these chemicals, this gel helps to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
Dosage and administration
Pirox Gel (Piroxicam BP) is applied directly to the affected area. Patients should first wash and dry the area where pain occurs, and then gently rub a thin layer into the affected area. The gel is absorbed into the tissues, and will then help to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
Patients should consult their physician in order to determine how often the gel should be applied, and for how long treatment is required. Do not use this gel for longer than recommended by your physician.
Some side effects include:
- stomach pain
- breathing difficulties
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.