Icy Hot PM Patch Side Effects
Generic name: capsaicin topical
Note: This document contains side effect information about capsaicin topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Icy Hot PM Patch.
Some side effects of Icy Hot PM Patch may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to capsaicin topical: topical cream, topical film, topical gel, topical kit, topical liquid, topical lotion
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking capsaicin topical (the active ingredient contained in Icy Hot PM Patch) hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Wash the skin and get medical attention right away if you have severe burning, pain, swelling, or blistering of the skin where you applied this medication.
Stop using capsaicin topical and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
skin redness where the medicine was applied; or
trouble breathing or swallowing (after accidental inhalation of capsaicin odor or dried residue).
Less serious side effects may include a mild burning sensation that can last for several hours or days, especially after your first use of capsaicin topical.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to capsaicin topical: 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.