Capsagel Extra Strength (Topical)


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Capsagel Extra Strength (Topical) Drug and Prescription Information

Capsagel Extra Strength (Topical)

Capsagel Extra Strength (Topical) Medication Classification

CAPSAICIN (On the skin)

Capsagel Extra Strength (Topical) Brandname

Zostrix High Potency, Trixaicin HP, Capsagesic-HP Arthritis Relief, Zostrix Sports, Rid-A-Pain-HP, Zostrix, Trixaicin, Rid-A-Pain, Arthricare For Women Quick-Drying, Arthricare For Women Silky Dry, Capsin, Arthricare For Women, Sportsmed, Pain Enz, Double

Capsagel Extra Strength (Topical) is used for the Treatment

Capsaicin (kap-SAY-sin) Helps relieve muscle and joint pain caused by arthritis, sprains, and strains. Also used for nerve pain (neuralgia) that may be caused by shingles or diabetic neuropathy.

When To Not Use Capsagel Extra Strength (Topical)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to capsaicin or hot peppers..

How Should You Use Capsagel Extra Strength (Topical)

Cream, Gel/Jelly, Lotion, Liquid, Stick, Pad, Ointment, Thin Sheet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to use and how often. If you are using this medicine without a doctor's prescription, read and follow the instructions on the label.
  • Use this medicine on the skin only. Keep the medicine away from your eyes, nose, and mouth. If you do get the medicine in your eyes, rinse them with large amounts of cool water. Call your doctor if you have eye pain or redness does not go away.
  • Wash your hands before and after using this medicine. However, if you are using the medicine to treat arthritis pain in your hands, wait about 30 minutes after using the medicine before washing your hands. Avoid touching sensitive areas such as your eyes while the medicine is on your hands.
  • Shake the lotion well before using.
  • Apply a small amount of the cream, lotion, ointment, gel, or liquid medicine over the affected area. Rub it in until you cannot see any medicine left on your skin.
  • Remove the patch from its pouch and apply it to your skin over the affected area. Do not put the patch on right before you bathe or exercise.
  • You may feel burning or stinging when you rub in the medicine. The burning or stinging usually stops after you use the medicine for a few days. Using the medicine less often than directed may make the burning feeling last for a longer period.
  • Do not tightly wrap or bandage the treated area. You should not use a heating pad with the medicine.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Use the medicine as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • Do not put on two doses at the same time.

Proper Capsagel Extra Strength (Topical) Storage

Store Capsagel Extra Strength (Topical) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Capsagel Extra Strength (Topical) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Capsagel Extra Strength (Topical)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Talk to your doctor before you use any other skin medicine on the same area as you are applying capsaicin.

Capsagel Extra Strength (Topical) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • You should not use the medicine on open wounds, sores, scrapes, or irritated skin.
  • You may need to use the medicine for 2 weeks or more before it relieves your pain. Keep using the medicine every day. If the medicine has not helped after a month, or if your pain becomes worse after a week, talk with your doctor.

Capsagel Extra Strength (Topical) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe skin irritation, redness, or swelling that was not there before you started using the medicine.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Burning or stinging

Capsagel Extra Strength (Topical) Ratings

Overall Rating:

3.5***~

 

(based on 2 reviews)

Effectiveness:

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Ease of Use:

****

Overall Satisfaction:

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Capsagel Extra Strength (Topical)
3.5

Effectiveness: **

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: ****

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Chris, Chris - 03/06/2014

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Capsagel Extra Strength (Topical)
3.5

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: **

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Yimmy, Yimmy - 01/12/2014

Hi there I got a tattoo on my neck of a lion. I love the lion but hate the extra bits he added which are green lveeas and a weird blue shaded outline. I have read the neck is hard to do laser removal in, and with it being green and blue I'm wondering if it's even going to be´╗┐ possible? Any suggestions? Thanks