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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Zacin® 0.025% w/w cream
(capsaicin)
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains
important information for you.
-

Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.
If you get any of the side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.

The name of your medicine is Zacin 0.025% w/w cream but it will be referred to as Zacin
throughout this leaflet.
What is in this leaflet:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

What Zacin is and what it is used for
What you need to know before you use Zacin
How to use Zacin
Possible side effects
How to store Zacin
Contents of the pack and other information

1. WHAT ZACIN IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
The name of this medicine is Zacin. The active ingredient in this medicine is capsaicin which
is a naturally occurring substance found in plants.
Zacin is used to relieve the pain from osteoarthritis.
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU USE ZACIN
Do not use Zacin:
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to capsaicin or any of the other ingredients (listed in
section 6).
- On broken or irritated skin.
This medicine is not suitable for use in children.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Zacin
-

Keep away from the eyes, nose and mouth (if it does accidentally get into your eyes, nose
and mouth or onto broken or irritated skin, wash off with plenty of water).
- Wash your hands immediately after applying the cream, unless the hands are the treated
areas, in which case, they should be washed 30 minutes after applying.
- Avoid hot baths or showers immediately before or just after applying Zacin.
- Do not apply tight bandages on top of Zacin
- Avoid breathing in any vapours from the cream, as this can cause irritation of the eyes and
breathing difficulties (including making asthma worse).
Other medicines and Zacin
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using, have recently used or might use any other
medicines.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a
baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking Zacin.
Zacin contains cetyl alcohol
Zacin may cause local skin reations (e.g. contact dermatitis) due to the product containing cetyl
alcohol.
3. HOW TO USE ZACIN
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your
doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Zacin should be applied to the affected area 4 times a day, with a gap of at least 4 hrs between
each application.

A small amount of cream (about the size of a pea) should be rubbed onto the area to be treated
with your fingers. Make sure that all the cream is rubbed in so it is no longer visible.
Wash your hands immediately after application of Zacin, unless you are treating arthritic hand
joints, when you should wait 30 minutes before washing your hands.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Zacin can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Zacin can cause a burning feeling when applied. This burning is more common when:
The cream is used less than 4 times a day.
Too much cream is applied.
The cream is applied just before or after a hot bath or shower.
Rarely when Zacin is applied the vapour can cause brief irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat,
such as runny nose, cough or sneezing, breathlessness or worsening of asthma.
Zacin may also cause irritation of the skin for example itching or stinging.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card
Scheme at: http://www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE ZACIN
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25 C.
Do not use the medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton/tube label after
‘Exp’. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
If the cream become discoloured or show any signs of deterioration, seek the advice of your
pharmacist.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Zacin contains
The active ingidient in Zacin is capsaicin.
Contains 0.025% w/w capsaicin.
The other ingredients are purified water, sorbitol solution, isopropyl myristate, cetyl alcohol,
white soft paraffin, glycerol stearate and PEG-100 stearate and benzyl alcohol 1% w/w as a
preservative.
What Zacin looks like and contents of pack
Zacin is a white cream packed in aluminium tubes with epoxyphenolic lining and polypropylene
spiked cap.
It is available in pack size of 45g.
Manufactured by: Pharmasol Limited, Northway, Walworth Industrial Estate, Andover,
Hampshire, SP10 5AZ, UK.
Procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product Licence Holder:
B&S Healthcare, Unit 4, Bradfield Road, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 0NU, UK.
®

Zacin 0.025% w/w cream;
PL 18799/2917
Leaflet date: 06.05.2016

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Capsaicin 0.025% w/w cream
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains
important information for you.
-

Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.
If you get any of the side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.

The name of your medicine is Capsaicin 0.025% w/w cream but it will be referred to as
Capsaicin throughout this leaflet.
What is in this leaflet:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

What Capsaicin is and what it is used for
What you need to know before you use Capsaicin
How to use Capsaicin
Possible side effects
How to store Capsaicin
Contents of the pack and other information

1. WHAT CAPSAICIN IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
The name of this medicine is Capsaicin. The active ingredient in this medicine is capsaicin
which is a naturally occurring substance found in plants.
Capsaicin is used to relieve the pain from osteoarthritis.
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU USE CAPSAICIN
Do not use Capsaicin:
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to capsaicin or any of the other ingredients (listed in
section 6).
- On broken or irritated skin.
This medicine is not suitable for use in children.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Capsaicin
-

Keep away from the eyes, nose and mouth (if it does accidentally get into your eyes, nose
and mouth or onto broken or irritated skin, wash off with plenty of water).
- Wash your hands immediately after applying the cream, unless the hands are the treated
areas, in which case, they should be washed 30 minutes after applying.
- Avoid hot baths or showers immediately before or just after applying Capsaicin.
- Do not apply tight bandages on top of Capsaicin
- Avoid breathing in any vapours from the cream, as this can cause irritation of the eyes and
breathing difficulties (including making asthma worse).
Other medicines and Capsaicin
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using, have recently used or might use any other
medicines.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a
baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking Capsaicin.
Capsaicin contains cetyl alcohol
Capsaicin may cause local skin reations (e.g. contact dermatitis) due to the product containing
cetyl alcohol.
3. HOW TO USE CAPSAICIN
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your
doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Capsaicin should be applied to the affected area 4 times a day, with a gap of at least 4 hrs
between each application.
A small amount of cream (about the size of a pea) should be rubbed onto the area to be treated
with your fingers. Make sure that all the cream is rubbed in so it is no longer visible.

Wash your hands immediately after application of Capsaicin, unless you are treating arthritic
hand joints, when you should wait 30 minutes before washing your hands.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Capsaicin can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Capsaicin can cause a burning feeling when applied. This burning is more common when:
The cream is used less than 4 times a day.
Too much cream is applied.
The cream is applied just before or after a hot bath or shower.
Rarely when Capsaicin is applied the vapour can cause brief irritation of the eyes, nose, and
throat, such as runny nose, cough or sneezing, breathlessness or worsening of asthma.
Capsaicin may also cause irritation of the skin for example itching or stinging.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card
Scheme at: http://www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE CAPSAICIN
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25 C.
Do not use the medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton/tube label after
‘Exp’. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
If the cream become discoloured or show any signs of deterioration, seek the advice of your
pharmacist.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Capsaicin contains
The active ingidient is capsaicin.
Contains 0.025% w/w capsaicin.
The other ingredients are purified water, sorbitol solution, isopropyl myristate, cetyl alcohol,
white soft paraffin, glycerol stearate and PEG-100 stearate and benzyl alcohol 1% w/w as a
preservative.
What Capsaicin looks like and contents of pack
Capsaicin is a white cream packed in aluminium tubes with epoxyphenolic lining and
polypropylene spiked cap.
It is available in pack size of 45g.
Manufactured by: Pharmasol Limited, Northway, Walworth Industrial Estate, Andover,
Hampshire, SP10 5AZ, UK.
Procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product Licence Holder:
B&S Healthcare, Unit 4, Bradfield Road, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 0NU, UK.
Capsaicin 0.025% w/w cream;
PL 18799/2917
Leaflet date: 06.05.2016

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