Zacin Capsaicin cream

Zacin Capsaicin cream

Zacin Capsaicin is a cream or topical gel that can be used to tackle the common pains of backache, arthritis, and other conditions. It includes the active ingredient capsaicin, which is found in chilli peppers and hot dishes around the world. More information

A doctor will review your order and write you a prescription, if appropriate. This prescription is then forwarded to a pharmacy. The pharmacy will have your medicine delivered to you within one to three working days. Read more about this process here.

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Zacin Capsaicin cream is a type of topical medicine used for the treatment of minor paints in the joints and muscles. This analgesic substance contains the ingredient capsaicin, which can assist with the symptoms of sprains, back pain and arthritis. Capsaicin in Zacin Capsaicin works by decreasing a natural substance in the human body that's responsible for helping to pass signals of pain to the brain.  

What is Zacin Capsaicin? 

Zacin Capsaicin is a cream or topical gel that can be used to tackle the common pains of backache, arthritis, and other conditions. It includes the active ingredient capsaicin, which is found in chilli peppers and hot dishes around the world. More than just a way of making food spicy, this substance is excellent for affecting something called substance "P" - the transmitter in the human body that communicates the feeling of pain from nerves to the brain.  

Zacin Capsaicin can help to reduce the perception of pain, although it doesn't actually do anything to cure or prevent the underlying issue causing your discomfort. Zacin Capsaicin will usually be prescribed as a painkiller alongside other forms of medication intended to support the treatment of any underlying conditions causing your pain.  

When is Zacin Capsaicin used? 

Zacin Capsaicin uses the active ingredient capsaicin, typically found in red chillies, to tackle the substance in the human body that helps to convey feelings of pain. Essentially, this medication will reduce your sensitivity to pain so you're less likely to feel it. Zacin Capsaicin works by binding to the sensory receptors in your body that are found at the ends of your nerves. When these areas are stimulated, they often send pain signals to the brain. However, when capsaicin binds to the receptors instead, you'll get a brief burning sensation, followed by a kind of numbness.  

Zacin Capsaicin is usually used for the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It's particularly useful at reducing the pain and discomfort that arises when joints are inflamed, swollen and painful. Arthritis can be found in all of the joints of the body, though it happens most commonly in the hands, wrists and knees.  

Aside from helping with arthritis, Zacin Capsaicin can also be useful at reducing the pain felt by people suffering from gout, back pain, headaches, joint pain, neuropathy, sciatica, tendonitis, shingles, and even trigeminal neuralgia. Your doctor will determine whether you need to use this treatment alongside another medication to manage your condition.  

How do you use Zacin Capsaicin? 

Like most topical treatments, Zacin Capsaicin is very easy and straightforward to use. The topical substance can be applied directly to your skin. You should not attempt to take this medication orally or use it in any way that has not been recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions that are provided within the leaflet in the product packaging. If you have any questions about the medication that you're using, then you can consult a pharmacist or doctor.  

For the gel, cream and lotion forms of this medication, you will need to wash your hands thoroughly before application, and it may be a good idea to wash the affected area too. Once the areas are cleaned, apply a thin layer of Zacin Capsaicin to the affected location and rub it in gently. Some people prefer to use a glove or cotton ball to apply Zacin Capsaicin so that they can avoid touching it with their hands.  

Make sure that you do not use this substance around the mouth, eyes, nostrils or genitals. If you do get this substance into any of those areas, make sure that you flush the spaces through with plenty of water. Additionally, make sure that you don't apply this medication to any areas that have been injured or irritated.  

Zacin Capsaicin should not be applied before or after swimming or bathing, and it should not be used before or after heavy exercise. Do not bandage the area after application, as it can increase your risk of side effects. When you have applied your medication, wash your hands thoroughly.  

What dosages are there? 

To get the best results from Zacin Capsaicin, you will need to use the cream fairly regularly. Some people prefer to use the substance at the same time each day so it's easier for them to remember when to use it. The medication can take up to 2 months to start having a significant impact on your pain.  

Unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor, the common dosage for Zacin Capsaicin cream is a thin layer applied four times per days in intervals of around four hours. The duration of your treatment will need to be determined by your doctor based on the severity of your condition. Do not use more of this medication than your doctor prescribes. Using extra medicine will not help your pain to go away faster, but it could mean that you have a higher risk of suffering from side effects.  

What are the side effects of Zacin Capsaicin? 

Zacin Capsaicin, like all medications, can cause some side effects. While most people will be able to use this substance without any negative symptoms, your response to Zacin Capsaicin will depend on your sensitivity and your skin type. Some people will experience a sensation of burning or stinging at the application site once Zacin Capsaicin has been applied. Other people might find that they just get a nice feeling of warmth.  

In some cases, if you breathe in some of the dried residue from this medication accidentally, then you might develop a cough, sneeze, or watery eyes. It is possible to suffer from periods of throat irritation too. If you find that this issue continues or gets worse over time, contact your doctor immediately to find out what you should do next.  

It is important to stop using this medication immediately if you have any serious side effects, including swelling or signs of blisters at the application site, or unusual pain at the site of the application. Although very serious allergic reactions to this substance are very rare, they can happen, as with all medications. It's important to be aware of the signs of an allergic reaction, including swelling, a rash, or difficulty breathing. You may also feel dizzy or confused after applying Zacin Capsaicin if you are having an allergic reaction. If something doesn't seem right, contact a doctor immediately, or go and find emergency help.  

When shouldn't you use Zacin Capsaicin? 

While many people will respond well to treatment with Zacin Capsaicin, some people will not be able to take this medication because of preexisting conditions or other issues. Before you use Zacin Capsaicin, you should speak to your doctor about your full medical history. Make sure that your doctor is aware if you have any allergies, as you could find that allergies to some of the active or non-active ingredients will make your experience with Zacin Capsaicin worse.  

If you have any health problems that might affect the way you feel after applying Zacin Capsaicin, then you should tell your doctor before using it. For instance, you should not apply Zacin Capsaicin if you have an injury at the affected area, or open or irritated skin. If you're going to have a test such as an MRI scan, you should tell people if you are using the patch available for Zacin Capsaicin, as some patches can contain metals that might lead to serious problems or burns during an MRI scan. Make sure that you speak to your doctor to find out if you need to remove your patch before your test.  

During pregnancy, it is not certain whether this substance is 100% safe to use. It is important to speak to your doctor about your options, as most professionals recommend only using Zacin Capsaicin during pregnancy when it is clearly and severely needed. Additionally, it isn't certain at this time whether Zacin Capsaicin passes into breast milk. If you are nursing, consult your doctor before taking Zacin Capsaicin.  

Does Zacin Capsaicin interact with any other medications? 

It is possible for some medications to interact poorly with some of the other substances that you are using as part of your regular healthcare routine. That's why it is so important for you to discuss all the medications that you are taking with your doctor before you begin using Zacin Capsaicin. Make sure that you tell your doctor about any prescription medications that you are using, as well as any over-the-counter substances, herbal remedies or supplements.  

At this time, there aren't a lot of drugs that are known to interact negatively with Zacin Capsaicin. However, before you use this substance, you should make sure that you tell your doctor whether you're taking any drugs that might affect the rhythm of your heart. Zacin Capsaicin and drugs that contain lidocaine can have an impact on the way that heart medications work.  

Additionally, Zacin Capsaicin is very similar to other drugs like zucapsaicin. It is important not to use too many similar medications at the same time, as this will increase your risk of dangerous side effects.  

Where can you buy Zacin Capsaicin? 

It is possible to buy Zacin Capsaicin from many offline and online pharmacies and consultants. Do not attempt to purchase this medication until you're sure that it is suitable for your condition. We can arrange a free consultation on your behalf before you obtain this medication.  

Can you get Zacin Capsaicin without a prescription?  

Zacin Capsaicin is not available without a prescription because it may not be suitable for all people. You will need to have a consultation before obtaining Zacin Capsaicin to see if it is right for you.  


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Assessed by:

Dr Imran Malik, General practitioner
Registration number: GMC: 4741365

Dr Imran Malik studied undergraduate medicine at King's College University in Central London and clinical studies at the prestigious King's College Hospital. He graduated with a MBBS degree in 2000 and went on to gain postgraduate memberships with the Royal Society of Medicine and also General Practice in 2006.