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General Information on Capsaicin

Generic Name : Capsaicin

Pronunciation : kap-SAY-sin

Latest prescription information about Capsaicin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.8 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Why is Capsaicin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is synthetic capsaicinoid equivalent to chili peppers, prescribed for neuropathic pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia. 

When should Capsaicin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

None.

What is the dosage of Capsaicin?

The recommended dose (capsaicin 8% patch) is a single, 60-minute application of up to four patches.

How should Capsaicin be taken?

It comes as patches to apply topically.

What are the warnings and precautions for Capsaicin?

• It should be administered by a well-trained healthcare provider.

• Before using this medication, administration of local anesthesia is recommended.

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of open wound, irritated skin, any allergy, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

• For external use only; avoid contact with eyes, nose or mouth.

• It may be harmful if swallowed.

• Before using this medication in children less than 18 years of age, consultation with the pediatrician is necessary.

What are the side effects of Capsaicin?

   Central Nervous System : Headache, burning sensation, nerve disease, dizziness, abnormal taste, increased or decreased sensitivity.
   Respiratory : Cough and throat irritation.
   Skin : Abnormal skin odor.

What are the other precautions for Capsaicin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Capsaicin?

Store it at controlled temperature (15°C and 30°C).

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