3 patient evaluations for Capsaicin topical

Apr 19, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for osteoarthritis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (allergic reaction, itching, itching)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: Test on a small area first! Silly me, I smeared it all over my hands, wrists, and lower arms before testing. I had a major allergic reaction - itching, swelling, etc. - and have never used it again.

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May 15, 2012 (Started Apr 26, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for osteoarthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for diabetic neuropathy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (burning sensation in skin)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: My skin was too sensitive to the medicine, but others might get a benifit from it if they can use Ben Gay or something simliar.

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Jul 1, 2006 (Started Jul 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for osteoarthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: can't remember details

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