Traxam 3% is a gel which contains the active ingredient Felbinac. Felbinac belongs to a group of medicines called NSAIDs - non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Traxam 3% is used for the relief of pain in the joints and muscles caused by injury or inflammation.
Traxam 3% 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.
When using Traxam 3% Gel, you should follow the instructions given to you by your doctor. Traxam is for external use only. The ususal instructions given for treatment is to apply two to four times a day as required. It may take a few days for the gel to take effect. Make sure to wash your hands before use. Only wash your hands after use if the treatment is not for your hands. Sqeeze about 3cm of the gel onto your finger and gently massage it onto the area around the injury. Repeat for each area needed. If symptoms do not resolve within 14 days, speak to your doctor.
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 large amount of the gel may increase the chance of side effects.
If you forget to apply the gel, apply 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.
The active ingredient in Traxam 3% Gel is felbinac. The other ingredients are carboxyvinyl polymer, dilsopropanolamine, ethanol and water.
Traxam 3% 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 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 breast-feeding, it is recommended to avoid using Traxam 3% as the effect is unknown.
As with all medicines, Traxam 3% Gel can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. You should stop using Traxam immediately if you notice any signs of an allergic reaction or if you experience sudden wheeziness, difficulty in breathing, fever, swelling of eyelids, face or lips, or if you get any rashes or itching which effects the whole body. Other side effects include redness, tingling, prickling, numbness, rash and/or itching of the skin where Traxam has been applied and reaction to the sunlight.
If any of these side effects get serious, or you get side effects not listed above, please speak to your doctor or pharmacist.