How do you use anti-inflammatory gel?

Rach101 Member Posts: 165
edited 1. Sep 2016, 11:20 in Living with Arthritis archive
Does anybody else use anti-inflammatory gel for pain? I've been prescribed some Feldene gel which has Piroxicam as the active ingredient but I'm not sure how best to use it. It says to use it 3-4 times a day but I wondered whether to just use it when the pain is bad, what do you think? Or does it need to build up?

Thanks :)


  • trepolpen
    trepolpen Member Posts: 504
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hi Rach , I suffer with Asthma & cant take the anti-inflammatories tablets but I do use Voltoral Gel twice a day which find is enough , just put it on joints that are playing up ,
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Initially rub a small amount into the affected area/s (I was told around the dimensions of a 20p) the instructions say. You may find that in a few days time you can reduce the number of applications to keep things topped-up: little-and-often is more effective than a few dollops every now and again. DD
  • Rach101
    Rach101 Member Posts: 165
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks, I'll do that then :)
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,279
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Sorry I wont be much help, I haven't heard of that one..but I do hope it brings you some relief..please keep us updated...