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Therapeutic Indications

Capsaicin is indicated for:

Peripheral neuropathic pain

Irrespective of gender only Adults (18 years old or older)

Capsaicin is indicated for the treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain in non-diabetic adults either alone or in combination with other medicinal products for pain.

For this indication, the medical literature mentions below treatments (click for details):

Treatment 1: Cutaneous - 179-716 mg daily


Active ingredient Capsaicin is contraindicated in the following cases:


No gender/age discrimination

It is unknown whether capsaicin/metabolites are excreted in human milk.

Available pharmacodynamic/toxicological data in animals have shown excretion of capsaicin/metabolites in milk.

A risk to the newborns/infants cannot be excluded.

Breast-feeding should be discontinued during treatment with capsaicin.