What is Capsaicin 0.075% cream Ketriplin-C
If you live with pain, you may know all too well how difficult it can be to manage. You may have heard of capsaicin, the active ingredient in chili peppers. When applied topically in the form of a cream, capsaicin is providing pain relief by temporarily changing the way your body processes pain.
While not everyone responds to capsaicin cream, it may help some people manage pain in conjunction with standard treatment. The cream does require regular applications and has side effects. If you’re considering trying capsaicin cream or any other form of topical capsaicin, speak to your healthcare provider to see whether it’s appropriate for you and to find out what to expect at the recommended dose.
Ketriplin-C cream is made by reputable Ajanta Pharma. The cream contains the main ingredient Capsaicin, which is the active ingredient in chili peppers that makes them hot. Capsaicin is used in medicated creams and lotions to relieve muscle or joint pain. Capsaicin is also used to help relieve minor pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis or muscle sprains and strains. This medicine will not cure any of these conditions.
Neuralgia is a pain that comes from the nerves near the surface of your skin. This pain may occur after an infection with herpes zoster (shingles or postherpetic neuralgia). Capsaicin will help relieve the pain of postherpetic neuralgia, but it will not cure the condition.
Capsaicin 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. Capsaicin topical in Ketriplin-C cream is used for temporary relief of muscle or joint pain caused by strains, sprains, arthritis, bruising, or backaches. Capsaicin topical is also used to treat nerve pain (neuralgia) in people who have had herpes zoster, or “shingles.”
Brand names of Capsaicin 0.075% cream: Arthricare For Women, Capsagel, Capsagesic-HP Arthritis Relief, Capsin, Double Cap, Icy Hot Arthritis Therapy, Pain Enz, Rid-A-Pain, Sportsmed, Therapatch Warm, Trixaicin, Zostrix.
Precautions and side-effects of Capsaicin 0.075% cream
Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to chili peppers, or if you have ever had an allergic reaction to capsaicin topical. Capsaicin can cause a burning sensation wherever it is applied. If you have significant discomfort or skin redness, wash the treated skin area with soap and cool water.
Get medical attention right away if you have severe burning, pain, swelling, or blistering of the skin where you applied this medication. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication. Do not apply capsaicin topical to your breast area if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not use this medication on anyone younger than 18 years old without the advice of a doctor.
Why use Capsaicin cream?
When applied to the skin, capsaicin appears to cause local desensitization after a period of initial irritation. Capsaicin cream is said to relieve pain resulting from a wide range of conditions, including Back pain, Gout, Headaches, such as cluster headaches, Joint pain, such as knee pain, Neuropathy, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sciatica, Shingles (post-herpetic neuralgia), Tendonitis, such as tennis elbow, Trigeminal neuralgia.