This medication is synthetic capsaicinoid equivalent to chili peppers, prescribed for neuropathic pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia.
The recommended dose (capsaicin 8% patch) is a single, 60-minute application of up to four patches.
It comes as patches to apply topically.
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.
Central Nervous System :
Headache, burning sensation, nerve disease, dizziness, abnormal taste, increased or decreased sensitivity.
Respiratory : Cough and throat irritation.
Skin : Abnormal skin odor.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled temperature (15°C and 30°C).
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