Is Capzasin HP the same as capsaicin?
Capsaicin topical is used off-label to treat diabetic neuropathy. Capsaicin topical is available under the following different brand names: Capzasin P, Zostrix, Capzasin-HP, Axsain, No Pain-HP, Pain Doctor, Pain-X, Rid-A-Pain, Salonpas Hot, Trixaicin, and Menthac.
How long does Capzasin HP last?
You may feel a burning or stinging feeling each time you rub in the medicine. This may last for 2 to 4 weeks. Continue to use full doses. The burning sensation will not improve or go away if you reduce the number of doses you use each day.
What is Capzasin HP used for?
This medication is used to treat minor aches and pains of the muscles/joints (such as arthritis, backache, sprains). Capsaicin works by decreasing a certain natural substance in your body (substance P) that helps pass pain signals to the brain.
Who makes Capzasin HP?
Deep Penetrating – Odor Free – HIGH POTENCY – CAPZASIN HP® ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEF – CAPSAICIN 0.1% TOPICAL – ANALGESIC CREME – Net wt 1.5 oz CHATTEM, INC.
How do I stop Capzasin burning HP?
If the burning sensation is painful or causes severe discomfort, wash the treated skin area with soap and cool water. Get medical attention right away if you have severe burning, pain, swelling, or blistering. Do not cover treated skin with a bandage or heating pad, which can increase the burning sensation.
Is Capzasin HP good for neuropathy?
Capsaicin is also used to help relieve minor pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis or muscle sprains and strains. Qutenza® patch is also used to treat nerve pain caused by diabetic peripheral neuropathy of the feet. It will not cure any of these conditions.
How long does it take for capsaicin cream to work?
You should apply capsaicin cream regularly, four times a day, with a gap of at least 4 hours between each application. With time and regular applications, the nerve endings will become more desensitised and the pain killing effect will increase. It can take up to 6 weeks to achieve its full effect.