What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Capsaicin?

(kap SAY sin)

• This medicine is used to relieve pain.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Use caution on skin where a large area is involved or where there are open wounds.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Skin irritation.

• Burning or stinging sensation. Usually goes away after a few days when using medicine as directed.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever;...