Buy Piroxicam 0.5% Gel Online in the UK
Piroxicam 0.5% comes in the form of a gel and comes in tubes of 60g or 112g tubes. It is one of a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Piroxicam helps to relieve inflammation, pain and stiffness. It works by blocking the production of chemicals that the body produces in response to injury or certain diseases. This means it will help to relieve pain and reduce swelling affecting joints and muscles when rubbed into the skin over the affected area. These chemicals would otherwise go on to cause swelling and pain.
Piroxicam 0.5% gel is used for the treatment of:
- mild osteoarthritis of joints (knees, wrists, ankles etc)
Piroxicam Gel Efficacy Study
According to a 1991 study (1), that included the evaluation of 200 patients, 100 patients were given Piroxicam 0.5% and the other 100 patients a placebo gel. Six patients (6%) in the piroxicam group discontinued treatment due to inefficacy, compared to 42/100 in the placebo group (p less than 0.001). Significantly greater reduction in pain (spontaneous and on movement), degree of joint restriction, pressure threshold and tenderness of the affected site were observed with piroxicam gel compared to placebo gel. The study concluded that Piroxicam gel is significantly more effective than the placebo and is an effective treatment of injuries such as tendinitis and sprains.
When using Piroxicam 0.5% Gel, you should follow the instructions given to you by your doctor. Piroxicam is for external use only.
- The usual instructions given for treatment is to apply three or four times a day as required.
- Make sure to wash your hands before use. Only wash your hands after use if the treatment is not for your hands.
- Squeeze about 3cm of the gel onto your finger and gently massage it onto the area around the injury.
- Repeat for each area needed.
Do not use it for more than 4 weeks. Speak to your doctor if you still have symptoms after this time.
Do not use more than 25g of the gel in one day. If you use more than this, speak to your doctor or pharmacist. Applying a large amount of gel may increase the chance of side effects.
If you forget to apply the gel, apply it as soon as you remember. If it is near to your next application, skip the missed one and apply as normal. Do not double the amount to make up for the forgotten application.
Piroxicam 0.5% Gel should not be taken if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the medicine, if you have asthma that is made worse by painkillers or if you have had an allergic reaction to any other anti-inflammatory painkillers.
Keep the gel away from your eyes, nose or mouth. If you accidentally get some in these areas, wash it out immediately and contact your doctor. If you swallow any of the gel, contact your doctor immediately. Avoid contact with inflamed or broken skin. Do not apply any plasters, bandages or other topical medicines (creams/gels/ointments etc) on the area you have applied the gel to. This may affect how the gel works. Keep any treated areas out of the sun as the gel may make it sensitive to the sun.
You should speak to your doctor before using Piroxicam if you have a history of serious allergic reactions, especially of the skin, if you have suffered a skin reaction before to piroxicam taken by mouth (tablets) or to other NSAID medicines or if you have liver or kidney problems. You should make sure to mention if you are taking any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription especially if you take aspirin or other painkillers.
If you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are breastfeeding, you should not use Piroxicam.
As with all medicines, Piroxicam 0.5% Gel can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. You should stop using Piroxicam immediately if you notice any signs of an allergic reaction or if you experience breathlessness or any rashes, bruising or blistering of the skin after using the gel.
Other side effects include the skin becoming red, sore, itchy, painful, numb or tingly, getting itchy rashes caused by sunlight, feeling sick or getting an upset stomach.
If any of these side effects get serious, or you get side effects not listed above, please speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Piroxicam 0.5% 112g Gel should be kept out of sight and reach of children. It should be stored in its original packaging and should not be stored over 25 degrees Celsius.