0.075% cream 
capsaicin

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine. It contains information that is important to you.

– Save this information, you may need to read it again.

– If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist

– This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not give it to others. It can harm them, even if they show signs of illness similar to yours.

– If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This also applies to any side effects not mentioned in this information. See section 4.

In this leaflet you will find information about: 
1. What Capsina is and what it is used for 
2. What you need to know before you use Capsina 
3. How to use Capsina 
4. Possible side effects 
5. How to store Capsina 
6. Contents of the packaging and other information 

1. What Capsina is and what it is used for

Capsina contains the active substance capsaicin which has an analgesic effect. Capsina is used in adults to treat pain that may occur after shingles.

Capsaicin contained in Capsina may also be approved for the treatment of other conditions not mentioned in this product information. Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or another healthcare professional if you have any further questions, and always follow their instructions.

2. What you need to know before using Capsina

Do not use Capsina

  • if you are allergic to capsaicin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
  • on damaged or inflamed skin.

Warnings and cautions

The active substance causes irritation to the skin and eyes. Wash hands after ironing to avoid unnecessary irritation. The skin should be washed off before applying a new cream. Cream one should only be used on undamaged skin.

Cream one should not be used near the eyes. If you get eye cream , rinse with water, and consult a doctor.

Children

Capsina should not be used in children. There is no experience of use in children.

Other medicines and Capsina

Capsina in combination with other drugs has not been studied.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medicines.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Information is missing if the fetus is affected. It is not known if Capsina passes into breast milk.

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

Driving and using machines

No effect.

Capsina contains cetyl alcohol and benzyl alcohol

Cetyl alcohol may cause local skin reactions (eg contact dermatitis).

1g Capsina contains 10 mg of benzyl alcohol. Benzyl alcohol can cause allergic reactions and mild local irritation.

3. How to use Capsina

Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.

For adults, the cream is usually applied 3-4 times daily. The effect can sometimes only come after 1-2 weeks of regular use.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Common (affects more than 1 user in 100): The skin may react with a transient feeling of heat and heat.

Rare (affects less than 1 user in 1,000): Reddening of the skin, rash at the site of use. Coughing, runny nose, and/or difficulty breathing may occur, which may be due to dried skin cream and airborne capsaicin reaching the airways.

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly to the Medical Products Agency, www.lakemedelsverket.se. By reporting side effects, you can help increase drug safety information. 

5. How to store Capsina

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiration date is the last day of the specified month.

No special storage instructions.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6. Contents of the packaging and other information

Content declaration

  • The active substance is capsaicin. 1 g of cream contains 0.75 mg of capsaicin.
  • The other ingredients are cetyl alcohol, benzyl alcohol ( preservative ), isopropyl myristate, white petrolatum, glyceryl stearate, polyethylene glycol 100 stearate, sorbitol, purified water.

What the medicine looks like and contents of the pack

White, soft cream. 45 g (aluminum tube).

Marketing Authorization Holder and Manufacturer

Bioglan AB

Box 50310

202 13 Malmö

Muhammad Nadeem

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