CAPSAICIN - TOPICAL
Common Brand Name(s): Capsagel, Salonpas-Hot, Zostrix
Phonetic Pronunciation: (kap-SAY-iss-in)
Information last revised May 2010
What does CAPSAICIN-TOPICAL look like?
capsaicin 0.1 % Topical Cream
Arthritis Pain Relief (capsaicin) 0.1 % Topical Cream
Capzasin 0.15 % Topical Liquid
Capzasin 0.025 % Adhesive Patch
This medication is used to treat minor aches and pains of the muscles/joints (e.g., arthritis, backache, sprains). It may also be used to treat nerve pain. Capsaicin works by decreasing a certain natural substance in your body (substance P) that helps pass pain signals to the brain.
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