A recent article on the use of Capsaicin in patch form may be of interest to our members who deal with Type II TN or Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain. See this link.
Wagner T et al. - The study aims to investigate the response of patients with peripheral neuropathic pain (PNP) to capsaicin 8% patch treatment in a clinical setting. This analysis demonstrates that in clinical practice, the capsaicin 8% patch provides rapid and sustained pain reductions in patients with a variety of PNP conditions and a significant reduction in prescribed concomitant NP medications. The capsaicin 8% patch can be a valuable addition to the NP treatment armory for certain patients.
Red Lawhern, Ph.D.
Resident Research Analyst, LwTN