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ATC Codes: M02AB01, M02AB02, N01BX04

Side effects

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Side effect Data for drug Placebo Labels
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Application site erythema very common, 54% - 63% x x
Application site pain very common, 21% - 42% x x
Application site pruritus common, 4% - 6% x x
Application site vesicles common x
Application site papules common, 3% - 6% x x
Application site oedema common, 1% - 4% x x
Nasopharyngitis 2% - 4% x
Nausea uncommon, 2% - 5% x x
Sinusitis 1% - 3% x
Vomiting 1% - 3% x
Application site dryness common, 1% - 2% x x
Application site swelling common, 1% - 2% x x
Bronchitis 1% - 2% x
Hypertension uncommon, 1% - 2% x x
Cough uncommon x x
Dysgeusia uncommon x x
Herpes zoster uncommon x
Hypoaesthesia uncommon x x
Pain in extremity uncommon x
Palpitations uncommon x
Pruritus uncommon, 1% - 2% x x
Muscle spasms uncommon x
Tachycardia uncommon x
Burning sensation uncommon x x
Oedema peripheral uncommon x x
Application site reaction uncommon x
Eye irritation uncommon x
Blood pressure increased uncommon x x
Application site irritation uncommon x
Application site rash uncommon x x
Throat irritation uncommon x x
Application site haematoma uncommon x x
Application site paraesthesia uncommon x x
Application site inflammation uncommon x x
Application site hyperaesthesia uncommon x x
Application site urticaria uncommon x x
Infection x x
Connective tissue disorder x
Dizziness x
Eye disorder x
Gastrointestinal disorder x x
Headache x
Cardiac disorder x
Hyperaesthesia x
Mediastinal disorder x x
Nervous system disorder x x
Erythema x
Angiopathy x x
HIV associated nephropathy x
Peripheral sensory neuropathy x
Eye pain x
Unspecified disorder of skin and subcutaneous tissue x x
Skin odour abnormal x
Application site anaesthesia x
Burns second degree x
Neuropathy x
Infestation NOS x x
Application site warmth x
Application site burn x
Application site excoriation x
Application site exfoliation x


Information about indications was extracted from the indications and usage sections of the labels.


Side effects:43
Source:FDA Structured Product Label

capsaicin / capsaicin

Side effects:48

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    frequent (1% to 100%)
    infrequent (0.1% to 1%)
    rare (<0.1%)
    no frequency information
    not found on label