Capsaicin

Trade name(s)

Zostrix; Zostrix HP

Generic available

Drug class

Analgesic

Mechanism of action

Depletes substance P and prevents re-accumulation in peripheral neurons

Dosage form

0.025% cream, gel, lotion; roll-on; 0.075% cream, gel, lotion; roll-on

Dermatologic indications and dosage

See table

Common side effects

Cutaneous: burning sensation; erythema

Serious side effects

None

Capsaicin. Dermatologic indications and dosage

Disease

Adult dosage

Child dosage

Brachioradial pruritus

Apply 4-5 times daily for first 1-3 weeks; then taper as per therapeutic response

Apply 4-5 times daily for first 1-3 weeks; then taper as per therapeutic response

Notalgia paresthetica

Apply 4-5 times daily for first 1-3 weeks; then taper as per therapeutic response

Apply 4-5 times daily for first 1-3 weeks; then taper as per therapeutic response

Post herpetic neuralgia

Apply 4-5 times daily for first 1-3 weeks; then taper as per therapeutic response

Apply 4-5 times daily for first 1-3 weeks; then taper as per therapeutic response

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Drug interactions

None

Contraindications/precautions

Hypersensitivity to drug class or component

References

Sugeng MW, Yosipovitch G, Leok GC (2001) Post herpetic neuralgia and the dermatologist. International Journal of Dermatology 4o(i):6-ii>

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