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Generic Name: Geldene Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.


What is geldene (piroxicam) used for?

Geldene is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which is commonly used for treating pain and swelling due to strains, sprains, backache or arthritis.

How should I take geldene (piroxicam)?

Apply a thin layer of the gel and gently massage it into the affected area. Wash your hands well afterward.

Your doctor or pharmacist will tell you how often to use the gel. This is usually three or four times a day. The directions will also be printed on the label of the pack to remind you.

If you forget to apply the gel at your usual time, don’t worry, just apply it when you remember and then continue as before.

How do I store geldene (piroxicam)?

Geldene is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store geldene in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of geldene that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush geldene down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using geldene (piroxicam)?

Try to avoid the gel coming into contact with your eyes, and do not apply it to any broken or irritated areas of your skin. If this happens by accident, wash it off with warm water as soon as possible.

It is important that you don’t cover any area of skin that has been treated with the gel with any dressings or bandages. This is because more piroxicam may be absorbed by your skin than is intended, and this could lead to unwanted effects.

Piroxicam may cause your skin to become more sensitive to sunlight than normal. Do not use sunbeds, and protect any treated areas from strong sunlight until you know how your skin reacts.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using geldene during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking geldene.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from geldene (piroxicam)?

When using this drug, these side effects may occur:

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.


What drugs may interact with geldene (piroxicam)?

Geldene may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Especially, if you are taking a non-steroidal painkiller (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, diclofenac, and indometacin).

Does food or alcohol interact with geldene (piroxicam)?

Geldene may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with geldene (piroxicam)?

Geldene may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

These health conditions may include:


The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using geldene (piroxicam).

What is the dose of geldene (piroxicam) for an adult?

Apply a thin layer of the gel and gently massage it into the affected area. Wash your hands well afterward.

This is usually three or four times a day.

What is the dose of geldene (piroxicam) for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is geldene (piroxicam) available?

Geldene is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Gel; Topical; Piroxicam 0.5%

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of geldene, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: March 19, 2017 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019

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