Label: CAPSAICIN patch

  • DEA Schedule: None
  • Marketing Status: unapproved drug other

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Drug Label Information

Updated March 13, 2023

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  • Active Ingredient

    Capsaicin 0.025%

  • Purpose

    Topical Anesthetic

  • Uses

    Temporarily relieves mild to moderate aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with muscle soreness, strains, sprains, arthritis, simple backache, muscle stiffness, bruises.

  • Warnings

    For external use only. Use only as directed or as directed by a health care professional.

    Do not use:

    • On wounds, cuts, damaged or infected skin.

    • On eyes, mouth, genitals, or any other mucous membranes.

    Allergy Alert: if you are allergic to capsicum or chili peppers or any inactive ingredient of this product, contact a doctor before use.

    When using this product:

    • You may experience a burning sensation. The intensity of this reaction varies among individuals and may be severe. With regular use, this      sensation generally disappears after several days.

    • Avoid contact with the eyes, lips, nose and mucous membranes.

    • Do not tightly wrap or bandage the treated area.

    • Do not apply heat to the treated area immediately before or after use.

    Stop use and ask a physician:

    • rash, itching or excessive skin irritation develops.
    • conditions worsen.
    • symptoms persist for more than 7 days.
    • symptoms clear up and occur again within a few days.

    If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

  • Keep out of reach of children and pets

    If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) immediately.

  • Directions

     Adults and children 18 years of age and older:

     Apply 1 patch to the affected area of intact skin up to 3 times a day. Do not leave patch on for more than 8 hours at a time.


    Clean and dry the affected area.

      Open pouch and remove one patch.

      Remove any protective film and apply directly to affected area of pain. Apply immediately after removal from the protective envelope.

    Wash hands with soap and water after handling the patches.

      Reseal pouch containing unused patches after each use. Do not store patch outside the sealed envelope.

    Discontinue use at least one hour prior to bath, shower, or swimming; do not use immediately after bath, shower, or swimming.

      Fold used patches so that the adhesive side sticks to itself and safely discard used patches or pieces of cut patches where children and pets       cannot get to them.

     Children under 18 years: Ask a physician

  • Inactive ingredients

    Adhesive, myrrh gum, zinc oxide.

  • Other information

    Some individuals may not experience pain relief until several minutes or hours after applying the patch. Store in a cool, dry place. Protect the product from excessive moisture or sunlight. Store at 67-77°F (19-25°C).

  • Label

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    capsaicin patch
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:79643-002
    Route of AdministrationTOPICAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    MYRRH (UNII: JC71GJ1F3L)  
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:79643-002-0110 in 1 BOX02/02/2021
    1100 g in 1 PATCH; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    unapproved drug other02/02/2021
    Labeler - PHARMACURE, INC. (055983858)