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Also known as: Analgesic Balm with Capsaicin, Axsain, Capsicum Oleoresin, Capsin, Capzasin, Capzasin Back and Body, Capzasin Quick Relief, Capzasin-HP, Capzasin-HP Arthritis Formula, Capzasin-P, Castiva Warming, Dolorac, Drs Cream, GNP Capsaicin, Icy Hot PM Patch, ...show all 33 brand names

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Reviews for Capsaicin to treat Postherpetic Neuralgia

Review by methuzalem:

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I am a Dutchman (82), living in The Hague. My Post herpetic neuralgia dates from about 3 months ago. My physician prescribed 3 kinds of tablets (tramadol, carbamazepine and paracetamol) which gave relief to some extent. Thereupon I searched "PHN" on internet and found capsaicin and, on this website. I asked for an additional prescription of capsaicin (0.075 %) which I now apply 4 times a day. I feel 90% back to normal and I too can say: Got my life back!

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September 20, 2014 8:10 PM

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Zostrix-HP (capsaicin): I have had PHN for 2 years and have been in extreme pain. My Internist told me about Zostrix HP along with the warning to be careful applying it and to wash it off my hands. I started using latex gloves to administer it on my body and after 2 weeks my pain began to subside. I am now at a very manageable pain level. On a 1-10 with 10 being the highest pain I am now finally at 0.5 (point five) after 2 years of being at a pain level of 10 day and night. I use it sparingly (pea sized amount) 3-4 x a day. I highly recommend it if you had shingles and then PHN.

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April 13, 2012 3:43 PM

Review by Anonymous:

Trixaicin HP (capsaicin): I have used Trixaicin HP for 6 days. Some lessing of the pain, but still have a slight burning. Would rather have the burning from the medicine then the pain from the shingles neuropathy.

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December 26, 2009 9:34 PM

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