- 1. Name of the medicinal product
- 2. Qualitative and quantitative composition
- 3. Pharmaceutical form
- 4. Clinical particulars
- 4.1 Therapeutic indications
- 4.2 Posology and method of administration
- 4.3 Contraindications
- 4.4 Special warnings and precautions for use
- 4.5 Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
- 4.6 Pregnancy and lactation
- 4.7 Effects on ability to drive and use machines
- 4.8 Undesirable effects
- 4.9 Overdose
- 5. Pharmacological properties
- 5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties
- 5.2 Pharmacokinetic properties
- 5.3 Preclinical safety data
- 6. Pharmaceutical particulars
- 6.1 List of excipients
- 6.2 Incompatibilities
- 6.3 Shelf life
- 6.4 Special precautions for storage
- 6.5 Nature and contents of container
- 6.6 Special precautions for disposal and other handling
- 7. Marketing authorisation holder
- 8. Marketing authorisation number(s)
- 9. Date of first authorisation/renewal of the authorisation
- 10. Date of revision of the text
1. Name of the medicinal product
Traxam 3% w/w Gel Traxam Pain Relief 3% w/w GelFelbinac 3% w/w Gel
2. Qualitative and quantitative composition
Active Ingredient:Felbinac (Biphenylacetic Acid) 3% w/w
3. Pharmaceutical form
A clear non-greasy, non-staining gel containing 30mg felbinac in each gram.
4. Clinical particulars
4.1 Therapeutic indications
Prescription Only MedicineThis medicine is a topical anti-inflammatory and analgesic. It is indicated for the relief of rheumatic pain, pain of non-serious arthritic conditions and soft tissue injuries such as sprains, strains and contusions.This medicine may be used as a coupling agent for ultrasound where both treatments are indicated.Pharmacy Only MedicineThis medicine is a topical anti-inflammatory and analgesic. It is indicated for the relief of rheumatic pain, pain of non-serious arthritic conditions and soft tissue injuries such as sprains, strains and contusions.
4.2 Posology and method of administration
Prescription Only MedicineRub 1g of this medicine (approximately 1 inch (2.5cm) of gel) into the affected area(s) 2 to 4 times a day. If symptoms do not resolve within 14 days, the patient should be reviewed.The total daily dose should not exceed 25g per day irrespective of the number of affected areas.Elderly: No special dosage recommendations are made for elderly patients.Children: Safe use of this medicine in early childhood has not been established.Hands should be washed following application of this medicine unless they are the treatment site.Pharmacy Medicine Rub 1g of this medicine (approximately 1 inch (2.5cm) of gel) into the affected area(s) 2 to 4 times a day. Do not use for longer than 7 days.The total daily dose should not exceed 25g per day regardless of the number of affected areas.Elderly: No special dosage recommendations are made for elderly patients.Children: Not recommended for use in children under 12 years of age.Hands should be washed following application of this medicine unless they are the treatment site.
Prescription Only MedicineHypersensitivity to the ingredients. Patients in whom attacks of asthma, urticaria or acute rhinitis are precipitated by aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Pharmacy MedicineHypersensitivity to the ingredients. Patients in whom attacks of asthma, urticaria or acute rhinitis are precipitated by aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Children under 12 years of age.
4.4 Special warnings and precautions for use
Use of this medicine should be limited to intact and non-diseased skin. Contact with mucous membranes and the eyes should be avoided.Discontinue if rash develops.This medicine should not be applied with occlusive dressings at the same site as other topical preparations.Topical application of large amounts may result in systemic effects, such as hypersensitivity, asthma and renal disease.To avoid the possibility of photosensitivity, patients should be advised against excessive exposure to sunlight of treated areas.Safe use of this medicine in early childhood has not been established.
4.5 Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
Felbinac is highly protein bound. However, serum levels following topical application are extremely low and therefore clinical drug interactions are unlikely.Concurrent use of aspirin or other NSAIDs may result in an increased incidence of adverse reactions.
4.6 Pregnancy and lactation
Since the safety of felbinac in human pregnancy and lactation has not been established, its use in these circumstances is not recommended. As with other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents which inhibit prostaglandin synthesis, dystocia and delayed parturition were observed when felbinac was administered simultaneously in animal studies.
4.7 Effects on ability to drive and use machines
4.8 Undesirable effects
The overall incidence of side effects reported with this medicine is low (less than 2%). Local effects such as mild erythema, irritation, dermatitis, pruritis and paraesthesia, which recover spontaneously upon cessation of treatment are the most common reactions.Anaphylaxis; respiratory reactivity comprising asthma, aggravated asthma or dyspnoea; purpura; angioedema; bullous dermatoses (including epidermal necrolysis and erythema multiforme) and skin photosensitivity have been reported.Systemic side effects are rare; gastrointestinal disturbances and hypersensitivity reactions such as widespread rashes (including urticaria) and bronchospasm have been reported with felbinac.Reporting of suspected adverse reactions Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
If accidentally ingested, treatment should be symptomatic and supportive. Correction of severe electrolyte abnormalities should be considered.
5. Pharmacological properties
5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties
Felbinac is an anti-inflammatory/analgesic agent which has been developed into a topical gel for local treatment and pain and inflammation associated with conditions of the musculo-skeletal system.
5.2 Pharmacokinetic properties
Clinical pharmacokinetic studies show that a topical dose of 10g of this medicine results in low circulating levels of felbinacin serum (600ng/ml). This is more than 20 times less than the levels recorded following oral administration of a single dose of 600mg fenbufen.Results of distribution studies demonstrate that felbinac is transferred preferentially to a site of inflammation when applied topically.The metabolism of felbinac is consistent with the known metabolic profile of fenbufen.
5.3 Preclinical safety data
Testing of biphenylacetic acid includes single and repeat dose studies, foetal toxicity and fertility studies, mutagenic and carcinogenic potential studies which show an acceptable toxicity profile for the active ingredient.
6. Pharmaceutical particulars
6.1 List of excipients
Carboxyvinyl Polymer DiisopropanolamineEthanol (96%) BPPurified Water BP
6.3 Shelf life
1. Fluorovinyl resin-coated blind ended Aluminium Tubes with a plastic cap: 36 months2. LDPE/Aluminium Foil/LDPE laminate tubes with a plastic cap:24 months3. Polyamide-imide or epoxyphenolic coated blind ended aluminium tubes with a plastic cap: 36 months
6.4 Special precautions for storage
Do not store above 25°C.
6.5 Nature and contents of container
This medicine is packed in fluorovinyl resin-coated blind ended Aluminium Tubes with a plastic cap, LDPE/Aluminium Foil/LDPE laminate tubes with a plastic cap or Polyamide-imide or epoxyphenolic coated blind ended aluminium tubes with a plastic cap.
|Pack sizes:||7.5g, 25g, 30g (Pharmacy)|
|Pack sizes:||50g, 100g (Prescription Only)|
6.6 Special precautions for disposal and other handling
7. Marketing authorisation holder
Mercury Pharmaceuticals Ltd,Capital House,85 King William Street,London EC4N 7BL, UK
8. Marketing authorisation number(s)
9. Date of first authorisation/renewal of the authorisation
10. Date of revision of the text
Amdipharm Mercury Company Limited
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