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QUTENZA is a prescription medicine used for the management of nerve pain after shingles in adult patients.

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Indication:

QUTENZA® (capsaicin) 8% Patch is a prescription medicine used for the management of nerve pain after shingles in adult patients.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:

Treatment with QUTENZA must be performed only by a healthcare provider. You should never apply or remove QUTENZA yourself.

Contraindications: None

Warnings and Precautions:

  • QUTENZA is not for use near eyes or mucous membranes. Do not sniff or inhale near the QUTENZA patch as this may cause you to cough or sneeze.
  • Do not touch the QUTENZA patch with your hands. If you touch the patch, it may cause burning and stinging; if this occurs, tell your healthcare provider.
  • Even though a numbing medicine is used on the skin before applying QUTENZA, some patients may still experience substantial pain during the treatment. Tell your healthcare provider if you are experiencing pain; a cool compress or medicine for the pain can be provided to help lessen your discomfort.
  • QUTENZA can cause serious side effects including pain and increases in blood pressure during or right after treatment. Your healthcare provider should check your blood pressure during treatment with QUTENZA. If you have high blood pressure that is not well controlled by medicine, or have had recent heart problems, stroke, or other vascular problems, you may be at increased risk and should discuss with your doctor whether QUTENZA is right for you.
  • If opioids are used to treat pain associated with the application procedure, these medicines may affect your ability to perform potentially hazardous activities such as driving or operating heavy machinery.

Most Common Side Effects:

In clinical studies, the most common side effects of QUTENZA included redness, pain, itching, or small bumps where QUTENZA was applied, and nausea. You should tell your doctor if any side effects bother you or do not go away.These are not all the possible side effects of QUTENZA. You may report side effects to the FDA at www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088; or you may also call Averitas Pharma, Inc. at 1-877-900-6479.

For more information, talk to your healthcare provider.

Please see full Prescribing Information.

Indication:

QUTENZA® (capsaicin) 8% Patch is a prescription medicine used for the management of nerve pain after shingles in adult patients.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:

Treatment with QUTENZA must be performed only by a healthcare provider. You should never apply or remove QUTENZA yourself.

Contraindications: None

Warnings and Precautions:

  • QUTENZA is not for use near eyes or mucous membranes. Do not sniff or inhale near the QUTENZA patch as this may cause you to cough or sneeze.
  • Do not touch the QUTENZA patch with your hands. If you touch the patch, it may cause burning and stinging; if this occurs, tell your healthcare provider.
  • Even though a numbing medicine is used on the skin before applying QUTENZA, some patients may still experience substantial pain during the treatment. Tell your healthcare provider if you are experiencing pain; a cool compress or medicine for the pain can be provided to help lessen your discomfort.
  • QUTENZA can cause serious side effects including pain and increases in blood pressure during or right after treatment. Your healthcare provider should check your blood pressure during treatment with QUTENZA. If you have high blood pressure that is not well controlled by medicine, or have had recent heart problems, stroke, or other vascular problems, you may be at increased risk and should discuss with your doctor whether QUTENZA is right for you.
  • If opioids are used to treat pain associated with the application procedure, these medicines may affect your ability to perform potentially hazardous activities such as driving or operating heavy machinery.

Most Common Side Effects:

In clinical studies, the most common side effects of QUTENZA included redness, pain, itching, or small bumps where QUTENZA was applied, and nausea. You should tell your doctor if any side effects bother you or do not go away.These are not all the possible side effects of QUTENZA. You may report side effects to the FDA at www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088; or you may also call Averitas Pharma, Inc. at 1-877-900-6479.

For more information, talk to your healthcare provider.

Please see full Prescribing Information.