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TRAXAM 3.17% W/W CUTANEOUS FOAM

Active substance(s): FELBINAC

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• Do not use aerosol near face or eyes. If the foam comes
into contact with your eyes, rinse with cold water and
consult your doctor
• Do not use on diseased/inflamed or broken skin.

Pregnancy and breast feeding
The effect of Traxam Foam in pregnancy is unknown. It is therefore
not recommended for use during pregnancy or breast feeding.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any
medicine.
Driving and using machines
Traxam Foam should not affect the ability to drive or use
machines.

Taking / Using other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or having
recently taken any other medicines, including medicines
obtained without a prescription. Specifically tell your doctor if
• Any other NSAID (for painful or inflammatory conditions
e.g. aspirin).
Do not use Traxam Foam with other skin medicines/
preparations.

Traxam Foam is designed for topical (on the skin) application
only. Never take the Foam by mouth. If you do accidentally
swallow some of the foam, rinse your mouth thoroughly. In
the case of an upset stomach, speak to your doctor or
pharmacist for advice.

3. How to use Traxam Foam

Always use Traxam Foam exactly as your doctor has told you.
You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not
sure.
Always hold the can upright. Press the nozzle and dispense
onto the hand and rub lightly into the affected area(s). Gently
rub one golf ball sized (one and a half inches (4cm) in diameter)
quantity of foam into the affected area(s) 2 to 4 times a day.
Do not use more than 10 golf ball size amounts of foam in one
day. Do not use for longer than 7 days.

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6. Further information
What Traxam Foam contains
The active substance is felbinac. The other ingredients are

2. Before you use Traxam Foam

FLAMMABLE - Please see can for warnings.
Remember :
This medicine is for you. Only a doctor can prescribe it for
you. Never give this medicine to someone else, it could harm
them, even if their symptoms seem the same as yours.

Traxam Foam is applied to the affected area(s) the foam breaks
down into a clear liquid which penetrates the skin and reduces
pain and inflammation.

5. How to store Traxam Foam
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use Traxam Foam after the expiry date which is stated on the
can. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. It should
be stored in a cool, dry place, below 25oC. Do not refrigerate. Return
any remaining Traxam to your pharmacist or dispose of it safely.

ethanolamine, ethanol 96%, purified water, cetomacrogol
emulsifying wax [containing cetostearyl alcohol and macrogol
cetostearyl ether (22)], macrogol 6 glycerol caprylocaprate,
butane 40.
What Traxam Foam looks like and contents of the pack
Traxam Foam is a cutaneous foam containing felbinac 3.17% w/w.
Traxam Foam is non greasy and quickly breaks down to a
readily absorbed liquid.
Each canister contains 100g.

1. What is Traxam Foam and what it is used for

Traxam FOAM IS FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information
on the safety of this medicine.

• Aspirin or similar medicines have given you asthma, itchy
rash or hayfever-like symptoms.
Take special care with Traxam Foam
• When applying the Foam to the skin, be careful to avoid the
eyes, lips and mouth, any mucous membranes and any
damaged skin
• Protect treated areas from direct sunlight to avoid any
sensitivity reaction, e.g. a rash

These symptoms disappear if you stop treatment.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any
side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor
or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or
nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow
Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard

DO NOT use Traxam Foam if:
• You are allergic to Felbinac, aspirin or similar medicines or
any of the other ingredients in this Foam (listed at the end of
this leaflet)

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines Traxam Foam can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them. If you start to notice an
upset stomach, breathlessness, a rash, sensitivity to light or
kidney problems, stop using the Foam immediately and consult
your doctor.
Side effects include:
• Redness of the skin, or itching after applying Traxam Foam.

Traxam Foam contains felbinac and belongs to a group of
medicines called non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs
(NSAIDs). These medicines reduce pain and inflammation, and
bring down a high temperature.
Traxam Foam is used for rheumatic pain, pain of non-serious
arthritic conditions and for the relief of symptoms associated
with soft tissue injuries such as sprains and bruising. When

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Not recommended for use in children.
If you use more than you should :
If you accidentally swallow any Traxam Foam, contact your
doctor, or nearest hospital, as soon as possible.
If you forget to use your Traxam Foam :
If you miss a dose, just carry on with the next dose as normal.
Do not apply double the dose.

Marketing Authorisation Holder
Mercury Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Capital House,
85 King William Street, London EC4N 7BL, UK
Manufacturer
Pharmasol limited, North way, Walworth Industrial Estate,
Andover, Hampshire, SP10 5AZ, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in January 2014.
Traxam is a registered trade mark of Mercury Pharma Group Ltd.
100087/LF/6

In this leaflet:
1. What is Traxam Foam and what it is used for
2. Before you use Traxam Foam
3. How to use Traxam Foam
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Traxam Foam
6. Further information

Hands should be washed after applying Traxam Foam, unless
they are the site of treatment.
It may take a couple of days before you feel the full benefit of
using Traxam.
Traxam Foam should only be used on healthy, unbroken skin.
Do not use it on or near cuts or grazes or under dressings such
as plasters.
Do not let any Foam come in contact with your eyes. If it does,
rinse your eyes with cold water and consult your doctor.

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

Traxam® 3.17% w/w Cutaneous Foam
Felbinac

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again. If you have any further
questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. This medicine has been prescribed
for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms
are the same as yours. If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice
any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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