18 Aug 2010

FELDENE GEL (Piroxicam) - United Kingdom

Updated: 18 Aug 2010

FELDENE GEL

Feldene Gel is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent indicated for a variety of conditions characterised by pain and inflammation, or stiffness. It is effective in the treatment of osteoarthritis of superficial joints such as the knee, acute musculoskeletal injuries, periarthritis, epicondylitis, tendinitis, and tenosynovitis.

FELDENE GEL Description, Presentation and Dosage

FELDENE GEL Description

FELDENE GEL Drug Class Description

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (topical NSAIDs).

FELDENE GEL Drug Description

Active ingredient: Piroxicam The Gel contains 5mg piroxicam in each gram in tubes of 7.5g - Feldene Gel starter Pack, 30g - Feldene Sports Gel, 60g and 112g - Feldene Gel.

FELDENE GEL Generic Name

Piroxicam

FELDENE GEL Presentation

FELDENE GEL Presentation

Gel for topical application

FELDENE GEL Manufacturer

Pfizer

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FELDENE GEL Dosage

FELDENE GEL Adult Dosage

Feldene Gel, Feldene Sports Gel and Feldene Gel Starter Pack are for external use only. No occlusive dressings should be employed. Apply 1g of Gel, corresponding to 3cms, and rub into the affected site three to four times daily leaving no residual material on the skin. Therapy should be reviewed after 4 weeks.

FELDENE GEL Child Dosage

Not recommended.

FELDENE GEL Precautions, Reactions and Contraindications

FELDENE GEL Special Precautions

FELDENE GEL Special Precautions

If local irritation develops, the use of the Gel should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted as necessary.

Keep away from the eyes and mucosal surfaces. Do not apply to any sites affected by open skin lesions, dermatoses or infection.

Use in patients with impaired hepatic function

Use in patients with renal impairment

Use in the Elderly No special precautions are required.

Use in Children Dosage recommendations and indications for the use of Feldene Gel, Feldene Sports Gel and Feldene Gel Starter Pack in children under 12 years have not been established.

FELDENE GEL Adverse Reactions

FELDENE GEL Adverse Reactions

Feldene Gel is well tolerated. Mild to moderate local irritation, erythema, pruritus and dermatitis may occur at the application site. The systemic absorption of Feldene Gel, is very low. In common with other topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, systemic reactions occur infrequently and have included minor gastro-intestinal side-effects such as nausea and dyspepsia. Cases of abdominal pain and gastritis have been reported rarely. There have been isolated reports of bronchospasm and dyspnoea (see also Contra-indications).

Contact dermatitis, eczema and photosensitivity skin reaction have also been observed from post-marketing experience

FELDENE GEL Contraindications

FELDENE GEL Contraindications

Feldene Gel, Feldene Sports Gel and Feldene Gel Starter Pack should not be used in those patients who have previously shown a hypersensitivity to the Gel or piroxicam in any of its forms. The potential exists for cross sensitivity to aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents. Feldene Gel, Feldene Sports Gel and Feldene Gel Starter Pack should not be given to patients in whom aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents induce the symptoms of asthma, nasal polyps, angioneurotic oedema or urticaria.

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