Pirocam

Used for: Rheumatoid arthritis, Pain and inflammation in musculoskeletal disorders, Gout, Osteoarthritis, Inflammation, Pain relief
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What is Pirocam?

Pirocam is a brand medication that contains piroxicam, which belongs to a class of medications called Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). It works by blocking the production of prostaglandin which helps to reduce pain. Therefore, it is used to treat acute pain including rheumatoid arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis, pain and inflammation in musculoskeletal disorders.

How to use it?

Pirocam is available as capsules and injections.


For acute pain
Adults
Take 20 mg once daily.

Child 6-17 years
46 kg and above: 20 mg once daily.
26-45 kg: 15 mg once daily.
15-25 kg: 10 mg once daily.
Less than 15 kg: 5 mg once daily.

What are the side effects of Pirocam?

Common side effects of Pirocam include stomach discomfort, nausea, and bleeding gastric ulcer. With prolonged use, it may cause liver and kidney toxicity and increase the risk of a cardiovascular event.

Who should not take Pirocam?

  • People allergic to Piroxicam or any component of the formulation
  • People allergic to other NSAIDs
  • People who have had asthma, urticaria or other allergic reactions after taking Aspirin or other NSAIDs.
  • People with active gastrointestinal bleeding or a history of it (related to prior NSAID intake), active gastro-intestinal ulcer
  • People with severe heart failure

Pharmacist Tips:

Do not use more than one NSAIDs at the same time.

 

Common dosing schedule: 
Take with or after meal to reduce stomach discomfort.
 

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

 

Some common medications Pirocam may interact with:

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Pirocam in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Pirocam is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.


For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Pirocam in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

Available dosage
  • 10mg (Capsules)
  • 20mg/ml (Injections)
Drug class
Analgesics
Sub class
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
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