Piroxicam - topical/cutaneous

Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Piroxicam helps relieve pain and reduce inflammation associated with certain conditions affecting joints or muscles.
How do I use this medicine?
Apply this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use more or less than instructed by your doctor.

To apply Piroxicam topical gel, follow these steps:
  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Clean and dry affected area before application.
  3. Apply and rub Piroxicam gently on the skin until it forms a thin film. Do not cover, wrap or bandage the area unless instructed by the doctor.
  4. Wash your hands after.
  5. Replace the cap of the tube.
Avoid any contact of this medicine with your eyes. If an accidental contact occurs, rinse it immediately with water. Alert your doctor if you start to have any problems with your eyes.

Do not apply Piroxicam onto skin affected by lesions, wounds, or infections.
What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not use Piroxicam if you ever had a history of allergic reactions (rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes, asthma) to this medicine or other similar painkillers such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or celecoxib.
What should I take note of while using this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • kidney disease
  • history of severe skin reactions with medication use e.g. rashes with skin peeling or blistering
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

This medicine may make it more difficult for women to become pregnant. Inform your doctor if you are planning to have a baby soon or if you have problems becoming pregnant.

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving Piroxicam to a child.

To avoid severe burns, do not smoke or go near naked flames. Fabrics (e.g. clothing, bedding) that has been in contact with Piroxicam gel must be washed to reduce product build up or any serious fire hazards.
What side effects could I experience?
Piroxicam may cause any of the following side effects: nausea, indigestion, stomach discomfort, skin irritation, redness, and itching.

This medicine may cause your skin to be more sensitive to sunlight. Avoid direct or prolonged exposure to the sun and ultraviolet (UV) lamps like tanning beds.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:
  • rashes, breathlessness, swollen face, eyes, tongue or throat
  • rashes with peeling or blistering of the skin, lips, mouth, eyes or genitals accompanied by fever
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I use this with other medicines?
Let your doctor know if you are using any other creams, ointments or other medicines on the affected area.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on piroxicam - topical/cutaneous and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2021 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com
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