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Treatment Steps of QUTENZA1

Implement a 30-minute, in-office procedure for painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) of the feet.

IDENTIFY treatment area

1.

IDENTIFY treatment area

Must be done by a physician or healthcare professional.

ANESTHETIZE with topical anesthetic

2.

ANESTHETIZE with topical anesthetic

APPLY QUTENZA

3.

APPLY QUTENZA

NOTE: Use nitrile (not latex) gloves only. Administer in a well-ventilated treatment area. Face mask and protective glasses are advisable.

MONITOR patient during 30-minute treatment

4.

MONITOR patient during 30-minute treatment

Monitor blood pressure; administer cooling pack or appropriate analgesic medication for pain, if needed.

REMOVE QUTENZA

5.

REMOVE QUTENZA

CLEANSE treatment area with provided Cleansing Gel

6.

CLEANSE treatment area with provided Cleansing Gel

On average, 2.7 topical systems per administration were used during clinical trials.2
Up to 4 topical systems may be used during each treatment.

Administration Support

Procedural Notes

Download and document appropriate patient information, including history, coding, and additional notes during QUTENZA treatment.

Painful DPN Administration Guide

View this complete step-by-step guide on how to administer QUTENZA for painful DPN of the feet.

  • Carton with one topical system + Cleansing Gel: NDC #72512-928-01
  • Carton with two topical systems + Cleansing Gel: NDC #72512-929-01
  • Carton with four topical systems + Cleansing Gel: NDC #72512-930-01

References:

1.QUTENZA® [prescribing information]. Morristown, NJ: Averitas Pharma, Inc.2.Simpson DM, Robinson-Papp J, Van J, et al. Capsaicin 8% patch in painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. J Pain. 2017;18(1):42-53.