Aflexeryl-MC [OTC]; Aleveer [OTC] [DSC]; Captracin; Capzasin-HP [OTC]; Capzasin-P [OTC]; DiabetAid Pain and Tingling Relief [OTC]; Levatio; MaC Patch; Neuvaxin; Qroxin; Qutenza; Releevia; Releevia MC; RelyyT; Renovo; Salonpas Gel-Patch Hot [OTC]; Salonpas Hot [OTC] [DSC]; Sinelee; Solaice; Trixaicin HP [OTC]; Trixaicin [OTC]; Zostrix Diabetic Foot Pain [OTC]; Zostrix [OTC]; Zostrix-HP [OTC]
Zostrix; Zostrix H.P.
- It is used to ease pain.
- It is used to help diabetic nerve pain.
- It may be given to your child for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
- If your child has been given this form of this drug, talk with the doctor for information about all of the benefits and risks. Talk with the doctor if you have questions or concerns about giving this drug to your child.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that your child is using this drug.
- Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings) unless told to do so by your child’s doctor.
- This drug may cause harm if swallowed. If this drug is swallowed, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
- Have your child avoid use of heat sources (such as sunlamps, tanning beds, heating pads, electric blankets, heat lamps, saunas, hot tubs, heated waterbeds). Avoid long, hot baths or sunbathing. Your child’s temperature may rise and cause too much drug to pass into your child’s body.
- Take this drug off of the skin if very bad burning or itching happens.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
Cream, gel, liquid, or lotion:
- Use care when putting on a large part of the skin or where there are open wounds. Talk with the doctor.
- Be sure your child does not breathe in this drug after it has dried. May cause nose or throat irritation.
- Some of these drugs may catch on fire. Do not use near an open flame or while smoking.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Shortness of breath.
- Trouble swallowing.
- Very bad skin irritation.
- Very bad burning or burning that does not go away.
- Burning or stinging feeling. Most of the time, this will go away after a few days.
- Do not give by mouth. Use on your child’s skin only. Keep out of your child’s mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
- You may wear gloves when putting on.
- Do not put on irritated skin.
- Do not put on cuts, scrapes, or damaged skin.
- Do not let your child bathe, shower, or swim right after using.
- Do not put on right after a shower or bath.
- If this drug gets in the eyes, rinse with cool water.
Cream, gel, liquid, or lotion:
- Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.
- If your child’s hands are treated, do not let your child wash his/her hands for 30 minutes after putting on this drug. Do not let your child touch his/her eyes, nose, mouth, genitals, irritated skin, or contact lenses until your child washes his/her hands.
- Put on clean, dry, healthy skin.
- If your child uses this drug on a regular basis, put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your child’s next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your child’s normal time.
- Do not put on 2 doses or extra doses.
- Many times this drug is given on an as needed basis. Do not give to your child more often than told by the doctor.
- Store at room temperature.
- Protect from heat and sunlight.
- Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call 212-639-2000.