What is Capsaicin Patch?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

Most popular types: Salonpas Qutenza Patch

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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 2 1
Fibromyalgia 1 0
Pain in hands 1 1
Post herpetic neuralgia 1 1
Postherpetic neuralgia 1 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Capsaicin Patch

Side effect Patients
Burning sensation in skin 1
Odor 1

Why patients stopped taking Capsaicin Patch

Multiple reasons could be selected

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

Duration

Stopped taking Capsaicin Patch

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
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
$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.