Capzasin-HP - Capzasin-HP is the active ingredient in chili peppers that makes them hot. Capzasin-HP is used in medicated creams and lotions to relieve muscle or joint pain.
Capzasin-HP used on the body causes a sensation of heat that activates certain nerve cells. With regular use of capsaicin, this heating effect reduces the amount of substance P, a chemical that acts as a pain messenger in the body.
Capzasin-HP topical is used for temporary relief of muscle or joint pain caused by strains, sprains, arthritis, bruising, or backaches. Capzasin-HP topical is also used to treat nerve pain (neuralgia) in people who have had herpes zoster, or "shingles."
Capzasin-HP topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
1. For the symptomatic relief of neuralgia associated with the following Herpes Zoster infections (post-herpetic neuralgia) after open skin lesions have healed.2. For the symptomatic management of painful diabetic peripheral polyneuropathy.