Johns Hopkins HIV GuideBrand Names

Capsaicin

Paul A. Pham, Pharm.D., Janessa M. Smith, PharmD, BCPS
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INDICATIONS

FDA

  • Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia
  • Arthritis pain (short-term use)

NON-FDA APPROVED USES

  • HIV-associated neuropathy
  • Psoriasis
  • Intractable pruritus
  • Neuropathic pain related to local nerve injury
  • Nasal application in cluster headaches

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Last updated: January 29, 2016