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Capsaicin topical Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Capsaicin topical is also known as: Axsain, Capsagel Extra Strength, Capsagel Maximum Strength, Capsicum Oleoresin, Capsin, Capzasin, Capzasin Back and Body, Capzasin-HP, Capzasin-HP Arthritis Formula, Capzasin-P, Dolorac, Drs Cream, GNP Capsaicin, Icy Hot PM Patch, Menthac Arthritis Cream with Capsaicin, Qutenza, RT Capsin, Salonpas Gel-Patch, Salonpas Pain Patch with Capsaicin, Sloan's Liniment, Theragen HP, Trixaicin, Trixaicin HP, Zostrix, Zostrix-HP

Medically reviewed on Apr 19, 2017

Capsaicin topical Pregnancy Warnings

Animal studies have failed to reveal fetal teratogenicity in embryofetal developmental. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

US FDA pregnancy category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Safety has not been established.

US FDA pregnancy category: B

See references

Capsaicin topical Breastfeeding Warnings

Safety has not been established.

Excreted into human milk: Unknown
Excreted into animal milk: Yes

Comments: The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. Staub D, Jonas N, Zellweger MJ, et al. "Use of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide to detect myocardial ischemia." Am J Med 118 (2005): 1287
  2. "Product Information. Zostrix-HP (capsaicin topical)." Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation, Scottsdale, AZ.
  3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  4. "Product Information. Qutenza (capsaicin topical)." NeurogesX Inc, San Mateo, CA.
  5. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  6. "Product Information. Axsain (capsaicin topical)." Rodlen Laboratories, Vernon Hills, IL.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Qutenza (capsaicin topical)." NeurogesX Inc, San Mateo, CA.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  3. "Product Information. Zostrix (capsaicin topical)." Southwood Pharmaceuticals Inc, Lake Forest, CA.
  4. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  5. "Product Information. Axsain (capsaicin topical)." Rodlen Laboratories, Vernon Hills, IL.
  6. "Product Information. Zostrix-HP (capsaicin topical)." Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation, Scottsdale, AZ.

Further information

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