What is Capsaicin Patch?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

Most popular types: Salonpas Qutenza Patch


Capsaicin is an active ingredient commonly found in peppers. Capsaicin patches are used in the treatment of nerve pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia but may also be used for a variety of other conditions causing pain.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 6 1
Muscle pain 3 1
Pain in hands 2 1
Fibromyalgia 1 0
Joint pain in hands 1 0
Pain in fingers 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Capsaicin Patch

Side effect Patients Percentage
Burning sensation in skin 1


Based on patients currently taking Capsaicin Patch

Dosage Patients Percentage
1PATCH as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Capsaicin Patch

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Capsaicin Patch


Currently taking Capsaicin Patch

Duration Patients Percentage
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Capsaicin Patch

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Capsaicin Patch.