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Capsaicin

Popular Brands: : Qutenza, Capzasin, Zostrix, Capzasin Hp Arthritis Pain Relief, Trixaicin
Official FDA Reports4,065
Social Media Events217
Total Posts2,897
Avg. Review Score2.64/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Capsaicin
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Manufacturers
  • Acorda Therapeutics Inc
  • American Sales Company
  • Amerisource Bergen
  • Cardinal Health
  • Chattem, Inc.
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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Capsaicin Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Capsaicin

Burning Sensation

DO NOT USE warning do not use. Product should be banned. Worst burning pain I have ever experienced. Very dangerous product. Capzasin HP sent me to the hospital for severe burning on my hands. You wo...


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Tenderness

BURN - it got so hot I used a cold wet cloth to wash it off. My skin was red and sore .


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Burning Sensation

BURN - it got so hot I used a cold wet cloth to wash it off. My skin was red and sore.


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Tenderness, Feeling cold, Burning sensation

Posted By awareness in fdb.rxlist.com on December 11, 2014 @ 12:00 am

URN - it got so hot I used a cold wet cloth to wash it off. My skin was red and sore.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Discomfort

Posted By sammy in fdb.rxlist.com on December 4, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... water to remove all burning side effects of the ointment. Also I made the mistake of petting my cat after I washed my hands once, she liked her fur where my hands had been and got Ill. The warnings ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on October 29, 2014 @ 12:00 am

The only downside I have encountered is getting the medicine on my lips or eyes because I use it on my hand. I apply with a glove, but the residue at times lingers. It has improved my pain greatly, ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Rosanne in fdb.rxlist.com on September 2, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I love this medication. I have osteoarthritis in the knee and this is the only medication that works. It does burn for a couple of days but if you can get through that, it's very effective. I thought ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Rex in fdb.rxlist.com on July 18, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I use it several times a week for heel pain. I use gloves to apply it and I immediately wash my hands with soapy water. I often run after applying it and I get sweaty or rained on so very wet. It feel...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Burning sensation

Posted By CapzinHPsucks in fdb.rxlist.com on June 24, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I put this cream on my neck, because it was sore from football practice. It made my neck burn painfully and turn red. It has been almost an hour and it is still burning. Do not use this cream.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Juswanafeelgood in fdb.rxlist.com on June 7, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Second day using capzasin HP. I work in a factory and am on my feet all day. I have been working seven days a week now for the last couple of years and lately it is getting to me in a way that is almo...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Insomnia

Posted By No screen name in fdb.rxlist.com on April 29, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I have pain in my hands and used Salonpas pads. It caused a lot of discomfort during the day and night. I tried them at bedtime and couldn't sleep because of the pain it caused. Hard to sleep when ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Burning sensation

Posted By Artur Itis in fdb.rxlist.com on April 1, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I put this OTC product on my hands 24 hrs ago. It burns so bad, I can't get anything to make it stop. I don't like spicy foods at all. I think that fact makes it worse for me than others. I only wish ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By geomeade in fdb.rxlist.com on March 28, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I'm extremely healthy and active at 52 and until recently never had to deal w/ arthritis. My Dr. suggested I use this and I'll tell you, DON'T. All it took was sitting on my back for less than 10 mins...


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.