Capsaicin Side Effects
Brand Names: Axsain, Capzasin-P, Qutenza
Please note - some side effects for Capsaicin may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
Side Effects of Capsaicin - for the Consumer
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Capsaicin Cream:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Capsaicin Cream:
Temporary burning or stinging at the application site that usually disappears in a few days.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); difficulty breathing or swallowing; irritation, redness, blistering, or severe or persistent burning at the application site.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.Top
Side Effects by Body System - for Healthcare Professionals
Applies to: compounding powder; topical cream; topical film; topical gel; topical kit; topical liquid; topical lotion; topical stick
Local side effects have included transient stinging, burning, pain, edema, swelling, papules, dermatitis, bruising, urticaria, inflammation, exfoliation, erythema, hyperalgesia, paresthesia, hyperesthesia, anesthesia, pruritus, dryness, and abnormal skin color at the application site.
In general, no serious adverse events have been reported.
Nervous system side effects have included headache, burning sensation, peripheral sensory neuropathy, dizziness, dysgeusia, hyperesthesia, and hypoesthesia.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea and vomiting.
Cardiovascular side effects have included transient hypertension.
Respiratory side effects have included cough and throat irritation, nasopharyngitis, bronchitis, and sinusitis.Top
- Axsain Cream MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Axsain Topical Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
- Capzasin-P Cream MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Qutenza Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Qutenza Consumer Overview
- Qutenza Patch MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
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