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Silvera Pain Relief patches

Generic Name: capsaicin, lidocaine, and menthol (kap-SAY-i-sin, LYE-doe-kane, & MEN-thol)
Brand Name: Silvera Pain Relief

Silvera Pain Relief patches are used for:

Temporary relief of pain caused by minor cuts, scrapes, or skin irritation. It can also be used to help with certain types of headaches. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Silvera Pain Relief patches are a topical analgesic. It works by temporarily relieving minor pain.

Do NOT use Silvera Pain Relief patches if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Silvera Pain Relief patches

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Silvera Pain Relief patches:

Some medical conditions may interact with Silvera Pain Relief patches. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you are ill or in poor health
  • if you have a wound at the affected area or your skin is broken, reddened, or damaged in any way

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Silvera Pain Relief patches. Because little, if any, of Silvera Pain Relief patches are absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

Ask your health care provider if Silvera Pain Relief patches may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Silvera Pain Relief patches:

Use Silvera Pain Relief patches as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Silvera Pain Relief patches are only to be used on intact, clean, dry skin. Do not apply Silvera Pain Relief patches to wounds or damaged skin.
  • Open pouch and remove patch. Peel off protective backing and apply the sticky side to the affected area.
  • Wash your hands immediately after using Silvera Pain Relief patches.
  • Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings, makeup) unless told to do so by the doctor.
  • If you miss a dose of Silvera Pain Relief patches and you are using it regularly, use it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is nearing time for the next dose, do not double the dose to catch up, unless advised by your health care provider. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Silvera Pain Relief patches.

Important safety information:

  • Silvera Pain Relief patches are for external use only. Avoid contact with your eyes, ears, lips, mouth, or genital area. If you get it in any of these areas, rinse at once with cool water.
  • Do NOT use more than the recommended dose or use more often than directed without checking with your doctor.
  • Avoid use of heat sources (eg, sunlamps, tanning beds, heating pads, electric blankets, heat lamps, saunas, hot tubs, heated waterbeds). Avoid long, hot baths or sunbathing. Your temperature may rise and cause too much medicine to pass into your body.
  • If your symptoms do not get better or if they get worse, check with your doctor.
  • Talk with your doctor before you use any other medicines on your skin.
  • Talk with the doctor before using this drug for a CHILD younger than 12 years old.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Silvera Pain Relief patches while you are pregnant. It is not known if this medicine is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Silvera Pain Relief patches, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Silvera Pain Relief patches:

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:

Skin irritation.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); severe skin irritation.

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.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Silvera Pain Relief patches:

Store Silvera Pain Relief patches at room temperature away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Silvera Pain Relief patches out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Silvera Pain Relief patches, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Silvera Pain Relief patches are to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Silvera Pain Relief patches or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Silvera Pain Relief patches. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Silvera Pain Relief patches. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your health care provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Silvera Pain Relief patches.

Issue Date: June 3, 2015

Further information

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