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Classification: General Sale Medicine
Use: To relieve the pain of osteoarthritis. Research has shown that Zostrix cream works by reducing levels of a chemical (substance P), which is involved in transmitting pain impulses to the brain. Substance P is released into joints and activates other compounds involved in osteoarthritis. As Zostrix cream reduces the amount of substance P, it has a pain relieving effect when applied to the surface of the skin.
Active Ingredient: Capsaicin USP 0.025% w/w
Directions for Use: Apply to the affected area 3-4 times daily.
Warnings & Precautions: For external use only. Do not use on broken or irritated skin. keep away from the eyes. Zostrix cream may cause temporary burning on application. This burning is observed more frequently when Zostrix cream is applied less than 3-4 times daily. After applying Zostrix cream with the fingers, hands should be washed immediately, unless the hands are being treated. Not recommended for use on children.