Pirox Gel (Piroxicam BP)
What is Pirox Gel (Piroxicam BP) used for?
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.
How should I use Pirox Gel (Piroxicam BP)?
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.
What are the side effects of Pirox Gel (Piroxicam BP)?
Some side effects which may occur as a result of using Pirox Gel (Piroxicam BP) include:
You should consult your physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if any other side effects occur.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Pirox Gel (Piroxicam BP). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
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.
You should never apply this gel to broken skin, skin that is infected or open wounds.
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.