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capsaicin - topical, Capsagel, Salonpas-Hot, Zostri

GENERIC NAME: CAPSAICIN - TOPICAL (kap-SAY-i-sin)

BRAND NAME(S): Capsagel, Salonpas-Hot, Zostrix

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USES: This medication is used to treat minor aches and pains of the muscles/joints (e.g., arthritis, backache, sprains). It may also be used to treat nerve pain. Capsaicin works by decreasing a certain natural substance in your body (substance P) that helps pass pain signals to the brain.




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