Details About Generic Salt ::  Capsaici

Main Medicine Class::    

Capsin, Capzasin•P, Dolorac, No Pain-HP, Pain Doctor, Pain-X, R-Gel, Zostrix, Zostrix-HP
Class: Topical/analgesic


Drugs Class ::

 Action May deplete and prevent reaccumulation of substance P, principal transmitter of pain impulses, from periphery to CNS.

Indications for Drugs ::

 Indications Temporary relief of pain from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis; relief of neuralgias (eg, pain after shingles, diabetic neuropathy). Unlabeled use(s): Temporary relief of pain of psoriasis, vitiligo, intractable pruritus, postmastectomy and postamputation neuroma (phantom limb syndrome), vulvar vestibulitis, apocrine chromidrosis, reflex sympathetic dystrophy.

Drug Dose ::


ADULTS & CHILDREN ³ 2 YR: Apply to affected area no more than 3 to 4 times/day. Wash hands immediately after application.

Contraindication ::

 Contraindications Standard considerations.

Drug Precautions ::


Pregnancy: Safety undetermined. Lactation: Undetermined. Capsaicin is for external use only.


Drug Side Effects ::

 Adverse Reactions

DERM: Burning; stinging; erythema. RESP: Cough; respiratory irritation.

Drug Mode of Action ::  

 Action May deplete and prevent reaccumulation of substance P, principal transmitter of pain impulses, from periphery to CNS.

Drug Interactions ::

 Interactions None well documented.

Drug Assesment ::


  • Obtain patient history, including drug history and any known allergies.
  • Note that transient burning may occur during initial course of therapy but will decrease in a few days. Burning is more common when medication is applied > 3 times/day.
  • Assess location and intensity of pain periodically throughout therapy.

Drug Storage/Management ::


  • Wear gloves during application and avoid contact with eyes and broken or irritated skin.
  • If bandage is needed, apply loosely to application area.
  • Store at room temperature.

Drug Notes ::

 Patient/Family Education

  • Remind patient that this medication is for external use only.
  • Teach patient correct method of application: Wear gloves, avoid contact with eyes and broken or irritated skin, and wash hands immediately after application.
  • Caution patient to use care when handling contact lenses after application.
  • Advise patient to keep bandage placed loosely over application area.
  • Emphasize that following prescribed regimen reduces transient burning associated with infrequent administration. Remind patient not to apply medication > 3 times/day.
  • Instruct patient to discontinue treatment and notify physician if pain persists 14 to 28 days or returns a few days after initiation of therapy, or if signs of infection occur.
  • Counsel patient to notify physician if persistent cough accompanies therapy.

Disclaimer ::

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