Drug Index

Capsaicin

 
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Mechanism :

Transient receptor potential vanilloid-1 (TRPV1) agonist; topical application causes initial TRPV1 stimulation that may cause pain, followed by pain relief by reduction in TRPV1-expressing nociceptive nerve endings.


Indication :

• Skeletomuscular pain


Contraindications :

Hypersensitivity.


Dosing :

Available as lotion 0.025%

≥2 years: Apply to affected area not more than 3 to 4 times/day.


Adverse Effect :

Application site erythema, pruritus, papules.


Interaction :

No significant interactions found.


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