capsaicin

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CAPSAICIN - TOPICAL

Common Brand Name(s): Capsagel, Salonpas-Hot, Zostrix
Phonetic Pronunciation: (kap-SAY-iss-in)
Information last revised May 2010

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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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