What are some things I need to know or do while I take Capsaicin Patch?
  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take capsaicin patch. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings) unless told to do so by the doctor.
  • Avoid use of heat sources (such as sunlamps, tanning beds, heating pads, electric blankets, heat lamps, saunas, hot tubs, heated waterbeds). Avoid long, hot baths or sunbathing. Your temperature may rise and cause too much drug to pass into your body.
  • Take capsaicin patch off of the skin if very bad burning or itching happens.
  • This medicine may cause harm if chewed or swallowed. This includes used patches. If capsaicin patch has been put in the mouth, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.

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