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Is zostrix (capsaicin) cream good for neuralgia?

Is zostrix (capsaicin) cream good for neuralgia?

Rarely: If the problem is mild and localized you can try it. The chances of benefit are small. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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What is the main difference between acyclovir cream and zostrix (capsaicin) ?

What is the main difference between acyclovir cream and zostrix (capsaicin) ?

Infection v. pain: Acyclovir cream is a cream containing an anti-herpes drug. It's sometimes used to treat cold sores, though it's less effective than oral anti-herpes drugs. Zostrix (capsaicin) (capsacin) is a cream made from the active ingredient of chili peppers. It can be used to treat localized pain caused by herpes zoster (shingles). It works by killing nerve endings so that you stop feeling the pain. ...Read more

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How do you get capsaicin topical cream?

How do you get capsaicin topical cream?

Capsaicin: Buy this from the drug store- its over the counter. ...Read more

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How does capsaicin cream help with chromhidrosis?

Capsaicin: Inhibition of substance P and CGRP a neurotransmitters that are important in the sweat production in apocrine glands and pain. There's been mixed results with Capsaicin. Ask your doctor about Botox injections. ...Read more

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Does zostrix (capsaicin) or other hot-pepper creams provide relief for tn?

Does zostrix (capsaicin) or other hot-pepper creams provide relief for tn?

Hot pepper chill out: Trigeminal nerve pain? Capsacain puts the hot in chili peppers and raises our pain threshold so things don't hurt as much. Some folks have reported relief. Worth a try. More common treatments are pills and procedures. Acupuncture may help. Talk with your doc for strategies that will work best for you. Hope you're feeling better. ...Read more

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What is the difference between aciclovir cream, zostrix (capsaicin) ?

Different uses: Zostrix (capsaicin) is a cream that can be used to treat post-herpetic neuralgia-pain that last for 3 months after shingles has resolved. Acyclovir cream can be used to treat cold sores of the lips, but the pills are usually more effective. ...Read more

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How can you avoid getting capsaicin topical cream in your eyes?

Ask for Ilotycin (erythromcyin): Ilotycin (erythromcyin) (erythromycin ointment) can be prescribed for the eye: put that in & around eye 1st & then capsaicin cream outside of that barrier. ...Read more

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How do prescription drug plans pbms work?

PBMs: Pharmacy benefit manager (pbm) is a third party administrator of prescription drug programs. They process & pay prescription drug claims, develop formulary, contract with pharmacies, & negotiate discounts & rebates with drug manufacturers. ...Read more

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Non-medicare prescription drug coverage?

Non-medicare prescription drug coverage?

Non medicare rx plan: If you are on medicare there is no drug plan you can buy exept medicare part d.And if you are not on medicare only drug coverage available is if you have a medical insurance plan.No company sells just drug plan insurance. ...Read more

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Is salsalate a prescription drug?

Is salsalate a prescription drug?

Yes: Salsalate is an alternative to Aspirin generally used for treatment of arthritis. It is useful when a patient cannot take regular Aspirin due to gastrointestinal problems. Regular Aspirin can cause gastrointestinal bleeding in certain people especially those with a history of ulcers. Salsalate is much less likely to cause such problems (about the same bleeding rate as placebo). ...Read more

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What could cause prescription drug abuse?

What could cause prescription drug abuse?

See below: Prescription drugs have a street value. Thus they are stolen and sold. People take opioids for non medical reasons in order to get high and escape reality. ...Read more

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How does prescription drug abuse develop?

Abuse: By taking too many pain medications for a long period of time. Usually at the fault of the patient. ...Read more

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What are the causes of prescription drug abuse?

What are the causes of prescription drug abuse?

Addiction: Most commonly abused are pain and anxiety medications which develop tolerance. With time more is needed to get same effect. Most common cause for abuse of anything is a desire and/or need to alter something about one's current reality or "get high" quicker onset of effects leads to increased abuse potential. ...Read more

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What should I do to help prescription drug abuse?

Options: If you or someone you know is abusing these drugs, there life is at risk. Seek help of an addiction medicine specialist, who can offer options such as suboxone to wean off these drugs safely. More serious cases require detox , either inpatient or outpatient. There are many programs offered by hospitals , you should inquire at hopkins , which is local for you. It is important to get help asap. ...Read more

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How serious a problem is prescription drug abuse?

Drug abuse: Very serious - to the extent that current practices are being forced to change by government forced guidelines in which pain medications will be very difficult to get. ...Read more

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Are there home drug tests for prescription drug abuse?

Are there home drug tests for prescription drug abuse?

Yes: Ther are 12 panel drug test avialable you could do it at home. ...Read more

Dr. Carlos Mantilla
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