CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream


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REACTION TO CAPZASIN


AFTER APPLYING CAPZASIN, AND IT STARTS TO BURN THE SKIN OR HAVE THE BURNING SENSATION HOW OR WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET THE OINTMENT OFF THE AFFECTED AREA?? WOULD YOU USE WATER HOT, WARM OR COLD????
by TRACY in IDAHO - USA, 03/26/2006

Capzasin Reactions


I tried Capzasin-HP for the first time today. The reaction with the burning is worse thatn the actual pain of my arthritis. How do I get it to STOP? It won't stop burning no matter what I do.
by Sherri Hildesheim in New Brighton, Minnesota, 12/01/2007

Is capsaicin effective for leg ulcers?


I have read the capsaicin can be useful in healing sores. A n 83 year old friend has chronic sores on her legs, and I wonder if capsaicin in some form would be indicated for treating these. She has tried a multitude of remedies with little relief.
by Lynn Faulkner in New Mexico, 08/24/2007

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream Drug and Prescription Information

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream Medication Classification

CAPSAICIN (On the skin)

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream 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

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream 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 CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream

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

How Should You Use CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream

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 CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream

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.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream 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.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream 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

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream Ratings

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CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
2.0

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: **

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Karen, UK - 06/10/2015

Well I have read all the reviews about the burning. I tried the 0.025% cream, no burning, not even a tingle zilch! So I asked my doctor for the stronger stuff 0.075 so three times as strong and was told to be careful with it as it is strong stuff. Again, not even a tingle let alone a burning sensation. Can't believe I can't feel anything!

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: *

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SAMUEL, SEATTLE - 05/24/2015

PLEASE NEVER BUY OR USE THIS PRODUCT ,IT WILL BURN THE HELL OUT OF YOU

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C, Usa - 06/10/2015

OMG.... I have lmao because I was trying to get relief after applying on my arm.... And like everyone else I also felt like my arm was in hell.... Milk helped... It freaking took my pain away. This is not your regular ice hot ointment.... Its only a extremely small amount ... Put with gloves on. But wow!!! Fell bad for many people with arthritis using this with out knowledge.... Agree must put more warning on label.... But your stories have made me laugh....

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C, Usa - 06/10/2015

OMG.... I have lmao because I was trying to get relief after applying on my arm.... And like everyone else I also felt like my arm was in hell.... Milk helped... It freaking took my pain away. This is not your regular ice hot ointment.... Its only a extremely small amount ... Put with gloves on. But wow!!! Fell bad for many people with arthritis using this with out knowledge.... Agree must put more warning on label.... But your stories have made me laugh....

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
2.5

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *

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Sandy Vincent, Manitou Kentucky - 05/09/2015

Absolutely terrible. The burning is so awful tried to bathe to get it off. Made it worse. Having muscle spasms. Got ice packs on my legs.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
2.5

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *

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LindaJ, Chicago, illinois - 03/22/2015

OMG, was told to try this for nerve pain after shingles. The pain was lower leg and foot. After one application i wanted to die. Burned like the worst sunburn I have ever ever had. Tried to wash it off and water made it feel worse. Never again.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: *

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Dianna, New Jersey - 03/09/2015

OMG the burning and the pain is worse now than before!!! I want to cut my leg off!!! Don't use this product!!!

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Liz, Florham park nj - 03/18/2015

Do no use this product. I applied this product 4 hours ago and I cannot stop the burning feeling in my hand. The worst pain ever!!! This product should not be on the market. Sour cream helped also wash hand with mayo - some relief. I wish I can give zero stars. DO NOT USE.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *

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Lisa , Seattle, WA - 02/26/2015

I'm very disappointed with this product, my mother is in bad condition with arthritis, got reccomded to try this cream. And this cream has made her pain worse! This shouldn't even be allowed in any store! DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!!

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

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Ease of Use: *

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Mrsnella1, Tennessee - 02/11/2015

Burned so bad, i would rather deal with the initial pain i was having from a an ear ache that was shooting pain down my shoulder. I finally after an hour of feeling like my akin was going to blister literally, i used some gold bond aloe powder. When i first applied the powder it burned like HELL i thoght the devil was seriously sitting on my shoulder.... But after about 20 minutes after applying the gold bond i could actually lay down. Do not use this product please....i cannot truly begin to describe the pain, and i have a high tolerance for pain but this..... No words for it. But gold bond powder it the one thats says it has aloe in it and its for soothing and calming. White with gold top... And this site should let you rate the product a zero, which is what i would have done had it let me

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *

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Jodi, Lapeer, MI - 02/07/2015

This is one of the worst things I've ever done was to try this. It should be banned. I put some on my lower legs and thought I had 3rd degree burns. After agonizing a awhile i found this site and washed my legs with Dawn and than rubbed with mayonnaise than rinsed that off and felt immediate relief. After a bit the burning is slightly back but can tolerate. I also put some oatmeal lotion on. What a mess. Could kick myself! I would have given it zero stars but it wouldn't let me.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *

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stacey, orlando, fl - 01/27/2015

I have to say I had the same horrible experience as every one else here! DO NOT USE!!!! I used everything finally got some relief from olive oil and then vinegar, but later the burning band back.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

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Ease of Use: *

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Andrea, Cherry Hill, NJ - 01/17/2015

Please don't use this product, or you will regret it. I had aching pain behind my knees from walking a lot on vacation. My husband rubbed it on and within a few minutes, I felt overwhelming burning and my skin turned red like sunburn. It was the worst pain, and I would have rather just dealt with the original aching I had. I tried a cold washcloth and water to get it off, it didn't help. The burning got even more intense so I got in the shower and used soap and cold water on the affected area. In another half hour, it started to ease a bit but I spent the entire night in bed waking up due to burning sensation. My skin was still very sensitive when I tried to take a warm shower in the morning. Not only should this not be sold over the counter, but it should have a warning label on the tube. It certainly should not say "pain relief" as it does on the tube! Oh, and I would give no stars above, but the review required it be included.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *

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Peggy Sue, Houston, TX - 01/04/2015

I bought Sind for my mom, she is 74, it burned her hands so bad it brought me to tears!! Please do not buy this product! It needs to be removed from the shelves ! Thank goodness one of the reviews said to use vinegar. It is helping .

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Sonya, Atlanta ga - 01/13/2015

Bless her heart. I tried it on my knees and the burning is so bad I can't sleep. I agree this should be removed.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

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Renee, Buffalo, NY - 12/23/2014

I will never know how I got the burning to stop!!! My lower back has been giving me trouble and I had my boyfriend rub some of this into the hurting area. Shortly after it felt like someone lit my back on fire. It was like I was being burned alive and was almost sure my skin was going to fall off/blister. First I tried an ice pack, then make-up remover cloths, sour cream (which temporarily kind of helped), and finally I rinsed with Dawn and cold water in the shower and let the cold run down my back for a bit. By the grace of God the burning started to go away and the redness diminished a little while later. I never want to experience this hell again. A tiny amount was used. Stay away!

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

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Mont, Alberta Canada - 10/27/2014

OH. MY. GOSH. My mom bought this stuff in the states and gave it to
Me because I have such a sore back. I had my wife put some on my back and it did
Nothing, my thighs are a bit sore from raking leaves yesterday so I put
Some on both thighs. THEY ARE ON FIRE!!!! Absolute worse burning pain I've ever had. Thank goodness I looked this up and stumbled across these reviews because I put vinegar on right away and the burning is still there a bit but it's bearable enough now I think I can go to sleep. I hope this doesn't sound like I've downplayed this. IT
WAS HELL. I threw that crap away and I hope it goes to HELL where it came from.
DONT EVER USE!!! What if my sweet little daughter had gotten a hold of this and rubbed it on her legs or something. I would have been horrified. It took 30-45 mins to even begin its horrible burning. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. DoTerra makes
A "deep blue rub" that works amazing and doesn't burn your skin off!! I would recommend that instead.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *

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Rocky, San Diego, CA - 10/09/2014

THIS IS SERIOUSLY.....SERIOUSLY THE WORST medication cream ever invented. if you want to torture your enemy use this crap. The United States Government needs to get a hold of this shit and torture the ISIS with it.....i am seriously they will give up there left testicle and entire comrades if this ever touched their skin. My Boyfriend says he seriously wants to find who ever made this and sock them in the face. To stop or subside the burning Calamine Lotion really works, and its the best product ever invented.

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Mary Gerdt, Monkton,Vermont - 12/27/2014

They should take this off the market. It burns like Hades. I of course did not read the label except it said it relieved stabbing pain. I threw away and today washed big sink full of dishes with Dawn detergent. Used Calmoseptine ointment. Avoiding forever

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
4.5

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: ****

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Diana Yung, Los Angeles California - 10/08/2014

Doesn't burn me when I apply it. The instructions say to not apply with bare hands. I wear a thin rubber glove and use a cotton pad to apply. If you manage to get it on you try milk or another creamy dairy product. Also says this product takes weeks to work.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *

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Marian, Chicago, IL - 07/13/2014

Worst remedy ever. I wish I had researched this before I bought it. I have shoulder pain so I purchased this and applied this yesterday hoping for some relief. I was fine all night-the pain in my shoulder wasn't any better BUT the burning didn't start until I went outside today with my dogs. I kept thinking I had burned my hand while grilling dinner the day before. I kept getting worse and I had to consider what I had done with this specific hand that I had not done with the other and then it dawned on me. This horrible product is causing this mess. I have tried all of he things on this site that everyone mentioned and still have no relief. Not sure what to do next. MORE RESEARCH I guess. Its bizarre though because the part of my shoulder where this was applied doesn't have any burning UNLESS I go into the sunshine but my hand will not stop burning. I didn't wake up with the burning is came on gradually throughout the morning after it was applied over several hours.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

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capzasinsucks, Seattle, WA - 06/25/2014

this cream gives a painful burn way worse than any soreness I've had before. Do NOT use.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

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Susan L, New York, NY - 05/07/2014

By farrrrrr THE MOST HORRIBLE PRODUCT IVE EVER USED!!!! I would rather go through my knee pain than this. My skin is on fire literally!!! DONT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

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neil, san diego - 05/05/2014

my legs are burning up.....worse then the arthritis pain. Horrible product...wish I never used it.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.5

Effectiveness: ***

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: *

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lindsey , small town , alaska - 05/01/2014

I'm 27 & I have neck problem " OMG " I put it on my neck ...but my hands are BURNNING and won't stop... PLEASE USE GLOVES IF THE problem area is or hands .... it's been 1/2 hour n it won't stop hope my neck dosing start burning ... :(

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

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Denie Girardeau, Alabama - 03/17/2014

I am in hour 38 and the worst pain covering my whole hand! I've tried everything. This should have some serious warnings on the box.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

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GiGi, San Francisco, CA - 02/07/2014

Severe, unbearable burning pain from this cream. I tried soap and water and it didn't work. I finally smeared sour cream on the area and it took the pain away immediately.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

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David, GA - 12/28/2013

It just burn your hold area .then trying to remove the cream. Highly burning sensation .very hot. not recommended for any use of the body , Because of the burning stays for hours,

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Albert Mayo, Beautiful Pacific Northwest - 04/05/2015

The reviews here are all true. The problem is in not reading the directions for use and "what side affects to expect. The facts: 1) Burs like hell for anywhere from 3 days treatment to 2 weeks. After that experience, you will experience a significant improvement in pain and much, much less "active hot pepper burn" Was it worth it, for me I'd have to say yes. I can now bend my knee to tie shoes etc where once it was impossible.Even better than the narcotic pain releivers prescribed which I hated for other side effects. finally, as with any medicine, it's not for everyone. Use a small dab to start and be sure to rub it in thouroughly with a covered hand. If you don't have nitrate gloves, just use a thin produce bag and carefully dispose making sure you do not make contact. After a month now I have almost no knee pain andcan walk the dog agan! The blistering-like heat has deminished to something akin to Ben-gay but nothing more. Goodluck!

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

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Ease of Use: *

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Bob Brown, Quebec Canada - 12/05/2013

My wife used it and thought her hands were on fire and going to blister. The way we stopped the burning was to wash hands in alcohol twice. This stuff is dangerous, just think if a child accidently got their hands on this.DO NOT USE

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

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Heather Eyman, seattle,wa - 11/19/2013

Awful stuff. Applied to back felt no pain relief or even burning there but my hand I used to apply it was on fire for hours. So painful! Applying olive oil then rinsing with cold water and then pouring vinegar on my hand brought pretty good relief.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

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Carole, Sarasota, FL - 08/07/2013

This stuff should not be sold over the counter. The burning pain from applying this to my wrist area was unbearable. I dread to think how it would have felt on a larger or more sensitive area. For me, the burning sensation worsened after going outdoors into the heat. Luckily, I found those site when I returned home and did some research. Wish I had done that before wasting $11 on this dangerous product. I got some relief from the olive oil remedy posted earlier.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

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Jaymee, Slidell, LA - 07/25/2013

Caution: Do not use unless you want to exasturbate your symptoms.
Worst product I have ever used! The burning sensation is like my skin is on fire.
How can they manufacture a product intended to provide relief as it states on the label but instead makes you want to tear your skin off. Going outside in the heat and sun makes the intensity even more unbearable. It is summer now, so now I just have to wait and stay inside until this wears off? It almost makes me want to contact the FDA so they know how bad the side effects really are.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

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Megan, Washington - 06/20/2013

The burning sensation this product caused was far more painful than the pain I was trying to relieve in the first place. It lasted hours and was impossible to get rid of. Avoid this product.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
2.0

Effectiveness: **

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: *

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Michelle, Ohio - 05/07/2013

As every comment before me, I also experienced an awful burning sensation after using this product that would not go away. This is what eventually worked for me: wash burning area with cold water and soap, apply vegetable or Olive oil to the area then rinse off oil with cold water. Feeling much better now.

Hope this helps,
Michelle

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
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Theresa, USA - 03/31/2013

The worse ointment I ever used I was almost crying out loud with the burning sensation and pain. I used vinegar to break down oils... I got relief on my knees but my feet are burning like I dropped hot coals on it. Back to the kitchen to put more vinegar... if using do with caution., Very, very, very hot, burning sensation. Cannot imagine a child touching it.... again terrible