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Piroxicam gel

magentamagenta Posts: 1,604
edited 28. Jul 2011, 17:14 in Living with Arthritis archive

I've been prescribed this gel for my hands. I know that the absorbtion of drug is much lower than taking it orally but I've read that if you have any stomach probs, i.e. previous ulceration, that you have to be monitored a bit more. I have to take Omeprazole when I'm taking my anti-inflamm, Etodolac as I've had stomach erosions in the past.
Anyone else use this who have/had stomach probs?


Magenta x


  • hileena111hileena111 Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    No I dont have stomach problems and like you take omneprazole...I was always under the impression that it was OK to use gels...it was the oral ones that you had to worry about
  • magentamagenta Posts: 1,604
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Hileena,

    I too thought the gels were ok but it does state (on the web-site, not on the PIL) that it may cause probs to your stomach. Maybe they're just covering themselves, just in case?


    Magenta x
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