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QUTENZA is an FDA-approved topical treatment for diabetic nerve pain of the feet in adults.

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    30-minute, non-surgical treatment
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    Applied in-office by a healthcare provider
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    Not another daily pill
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    No drug-drug interactions
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    Well-studied safety profile
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QUTENZA is not indicated for patients under 18 years of age.

Patients who are living with diabetic nerve pain may see different types of specialists to treat this condition. Find out who can help you manage your condition with QUTENZA:

Treat nerve, brain, and spinal cord conditions


Treat foot problems

Interventional pain management specialists

Specialize in pain management


Treat hormone-related conditions, such as diabetes

What to expect during your QUTENZA treatment

Treatment process steps

Treatment with QUTENZA takes about 30 minutes in your healthcare provider’s office.

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Step 1: Identify

Your healthcare provider will identify and mark the treatment area and examine your feet prior to treatment.

OPTIONAL: A topical anesthetic may be applied to potentially reduce discomfort associated with QUTENZA.

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Step 2: Apply

QUTENZA will be applied to your skin for 30 minutes. Your blood pressure will be monitored periodically during and following treatment.

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Step 3: Remove

After 30 minutes, your healthcare provider will gently and slowly remove QUTENZA.

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Step 4: Cleanse

A post-application Cleansing Gel will be applied to the treatment area, then feet will be washed with soap and water.

Watch the video below to learn more about the application process.

Find a QUTENZA Specialist

Some of the healthcare providers in the directory may require a referral from your primary care doctor.

QUTENZA treatment tips

Before treatment

Show your healthcare provider where you’re experiencing pain


Your feet will be washed, dried, and examined to make sure your skin is free from any cuts or open wounds


If needed, a numbing agent will be applied

During treatment

Wear comfortable clothing


Your blood pressure will be checked


Bring something to read or do during the application

After treatment

Wash your feet at home and put on clean socks


Avoid hot showers or baths, direct sunlight, and vigorous exercise for a few days


Apply ice packs or take over-the-counter medication for any discomfort, as needed

“It's exciting to see how some people have emerged from feeling fairly hopeless to feeling better and getting back to the things that they like to do.”

Gary Graf, APRN

Saving with QUTENZA

Learn how eligible patients may save on the cost and administration of QUTENZA with the My QUTENZA Connect Cost Savings Program.

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Ongoing relief from diabetic nerve pain is possible

Ongoing relief from diabetic nerve pain of the feet could start with QUTENZA. Relief may last for up to 3 months. That’s why it’s important to schedule your treatment appointments in advance.

Find a Specialist

Find a QUTENZA Specialist

Locate a provider in your area who has experience applying QUTENZA.

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Save on Qutenza Treatment

Save on QUTENZA Treatment

Eligible patients can save on their treatment with QUTENZA.