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 you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
- If you have an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you 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 you use this drug.
- Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings) unless told to do so by the doctor.
- This drug may cause harm if swallowed. If this drug is swallowed, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
- 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 temperature may rise and cause too much drug to pass into your body.
- Take this drug off of the skin if very bad burning or itching happens.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
Cream, gel, liquid, or lotion:
- Use care when using on a large part of the skin. Talk with the doctor.
- Do 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.
- This drug will be given to you by a doctor.
- Do not touch the patch while it is on your skin.
All other products:
- Do not take this drug by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
- 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 bathe, shower, or swim right after putting on.
- 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:
- Wash your hands before and after use. Do not wash your hands after use if putting this on your hand.
- Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.
- If hands are treated, do not wash your hands for 30 minutes after you put on this drug. Do not touch your eyes, nose, mouth, genitals, irritated skin, or contact lenses until you wash your hands.
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- Put on clean, dry, healthy skin.
- If you use 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 next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not put on 2 doses or extra doses.
- Many times this drug is used on an as needed basis. Do not use more often than told by the doctor.
- This drug will be given to you in a hospital or doctor’s office. You will not store it at home.
All other products:
- 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 symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting 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 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.