QUTENZA® works differently to target adults with neuropathic pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) and neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) of the feet.
What is QUTENZA®?
QUTENZA® (capsaicin) 8% topical system is indicated in adults for the treatment of neuropathic pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) and for neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) of the feet.
QUTENZA® is a patch that may provide up to 3 months of pain relief from a single, 1-hour application of the patch for postshingles and /or
neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Treatment may be repeated every 3 months or as warranted by the return of pain (not more frequently than every 3 months). The medicine in QUTENZA® is prescription strength capsaicin, which is the substance in chili peppers that gives them their heat sensation. QUTENZA® is the first and only treatment of its kind to deliver prescription strength capsaicin directly into the skin.
QUTENZA® may not work for everyone. Only you and your doctor can decide if QUTENZA® is right for you.
Most Common Side Effects:
In clinical studies, the most common side effects of QUTENZA® included redness, pain, itching, or small bumps where QUTENZA® was applied, and nausea. You should tell your doctor if any side effects bother you or do not go away.