This medication is used to treat minor aches and pains of the muscles/joints (e.g., arthritis, backache, sprains). Capsaicin works by decreasing a certain natural substance in your body (substance P) that helps pass pain signals to the brain. Use this medication on the skin only. Follow all directions on the product package.What are the side effects of capsaicin treatments?
Capsaicin has been shown to help reduce pain when it’s applied to the skin as a cream, lotion, or patch. The most obvious side effect of this treatment is burning and irritation, which possibly lasts several days when you first start using capsaicin treatments.What is capsaicin 8% patch used for?
The capsaicin 8% patch is indicated in the treatment of neuropathic pain associated with post-herpetic neuralgia. There are multiple topical capsaicin formulations available, including creams and solutions, indicated for temporary analgesia in muscle and join pain as well as neuropathic pain.What is the most recent capsaicin FDA approval for pain relief?
The most recent capsaicin FDA approval was Qutenza, an 8% capsaicin patch dermal-delivery system, indicated for neuropathic pain associated with post-herpetic neuralgia. ( E )- N - [ (4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)methyl]-8-methylnon-6-enamide