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    (capsaicin cream 0.075%)

Prescribing Axsain®

Axsain® (capsaicin cream 0.075%)

Therapeutic indications

Axsain® (capsaicin cream 0.075%) is indicated:

  • For the symptomatic relief of neuralgia associated with and following Herpes Zoster infections (post-herpetic neuralgia) after open skin lesions have healed
  • For the symptomatic management of painful diabetic peripheral polyneuropathy1

Facts about Axsain®

In clinical trials, Axsain® has been shown to be an effective and generally well tolerated analgesic for the relief of neuropathic pain associated with painful PDN adn PHN.2-4

After long-term treatment with Axsain® (up to two years), burning or stinging at the site of application was recorded in only 9% of patients.4

About Axsain®

Pain for healthcare professionals

Axsain® (capsaicin cream 0.075%) is for topical application1

Capsaicin binds to skin-based nociceptors, initially causing localised neurogenic inflammation then cumulatively depleting inflammatory agents including Substance P.1

For the full list of excipients, see Section 6.1 of the Summary of Product Characteristics.

Marketing Authorisation

Cephalon UK Limited
Ridings Point, Whistler Drive
Castleford, West Yorkshire
WF10 5HX
United Kingdom

Marketing Authorisation Number(s)

  • PL 16260/0016

Resources for Axsain®

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Medicine supporting documentation for Axsain®

1 Axsain® (capsaicin cream 0.075%) Summary of Product Characteristics.

2 Tesfaye S, Selvarajah D. Recent advances in the pharmacological management of painful diabetic neuropathy. S Afr J Diabetes Vasc Dis 2010; 7: 139-142.

3 Boulton AJM. Management of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Clin Diabetes 2005; 23: 9-15.

4 Watson CP, Tyler KL, Bickers JR, et al. A randomized vehicle-controlled trial of topical capsaicin in the treatment of portherpetic neuralgia. Clin Ther 1993; 15: 510-526.

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