Capsaicin

Capsaicin 8% Patch May Be Effective in Neuropathic Pain

Capsaicin 8% Patch May Be Effective in Neuropathic Pain

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The use of a topical capsaicin 8%may be effective in neuropathic pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia or resulting from trauma or surgery.

FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to Trans-Capsaicin Injection for Knee Osteoarthritis

FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to Trans-Capsaicin Injection for Knee Osteoarthritis

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The FDA has granted Fast Track designation to CNTX-4975, a highly potent, ultrapure, synthetic form of trans-capsaicin, for the treatment of pain associated with knee osteoarthritis.

Capsaicin Patch Superior to Pregabalin for Alleviating, Resolving Dynamic Mechanical Allodynia

Capsaicin Patch Superior to Pregabalin for Alleviating, Resolving Dynamic Mechanical Allodynia

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Treatment with the capsaicin 8% patch Qutenza may be more effective than pregabalin for reducing the intensity and area of dynamic mechanical allodynia and for complete resolution of the disorder.

Elevated Interictal Oxytocin Associated With Affective Pain in Chronic Migraine

Elevated Interictal Oxytocin Associated With Affective Pain in Chronic Migraine

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The higher interictal levels of oxytocin observed in patients with chronic migraine compared with unaffected individuals may contribute to the affective component of experimental pain.

Capsaicin 8% Patch Safe for Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Capsaicin 8% Patch Safe for Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

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The use of capsaicin 8% patch repeat treatment is well tolerated and may provide effective long-term benefit in patients with peripheral neuropathic pain.

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: Mechanisms Underlying Capsaicin Efficacy

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: Mechanisms Underlying Capsaicin Efficacy

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The stimulation of the transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 receptor may explain the benefits of capsaicin and hot water hydrotherapy in patients experiencing cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.

Capsaicin 8% Patch Effective on Nondiabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Capsaicin 8% Patch Effective on Nondiabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

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Results from the ASCEND study recently published in BioMed Central Neurology indicate that an 8% capsaicin patch is effective in relieving peripheral neuropathic pain resulting from a wide range of etiologies.

Optimal Management of Post-mastectomy Pain Syndrome

Optimal Management of Post-mastectomy Pain Syndrome

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Limited data suggest antidepressants, topical capsaicin, and fat grafting may reduce pain associated with post-mastectomy pain syndrome, but more and better studies are needed to determine optimal management for this debilitating condition.

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