Capsaicin 8% Patch

 Capsaicin Treatment

What is Capsaicin?

Capsaicin is a chili pepper extract with pain relieving properties. It is a neuropeptide-releasing agent selective for primary sensory peripheral neurons. Used topically, capsaicin aids in controlling peripheral nerve pain.

What conditions can be treated by Capsaicin?

  • Post Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN)- FDA Approved
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) – FDA Approved
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Intercostal Neuralgia
  • Post Surgical Pain/Neuralgia

What is Qutenza?

Qutenza is a commercially available capsaicin 8% patch that has been approved by the FDA to treat post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN). A single, 1-hour application can provide up to 3 months of pain relief in patients with PHN. Dr. Kalava and his team are experts in safely administering treatment with continuous monitoring, as Qutenza can cause intense pain and increase in blood pressure.

Is Qutenza treatment covered by insurance?

Qutenza patch might be covered by your insurance. After your consultation with Dr. Kalava, we will help you with the process for approval.

Contact us to set up a consultation with Dr. Kalava and get your pain under control today.

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