QUTENZA works differently to target your post-shingles nerve pain


Up to 3 months of pain relief

Treatment may be repeated every 3 months or as warranted by the return of pain (not more frequently than every 3 months)

Acts locally

Treat post-shingles nerve pain at the site of pain

For post-shingles nerve pain

A 60-minute treatment on the skin

QUTENZA: Something different awaits

In clinical studies, QUTENZA has been shown to relieve pain for up to 3 months in people with post-shingles nerve pain. QUTENZA has been shown to be effective for patients who are already taking other pain medicines. QUTENZA is unlikely to interact with other medicines you may be taking. Like any medicine, QUTENZA may not work for everyone. Only you and your doctor can decide if QUTENZA is right for you.

How quickly QUTENZA may work for you

In a clinical study, some patients with post-shingles nerve pain began to feel pain relief after 1 week. In clinical studies, some patients did not respond to the first treatment of QUTENZA, but did respond to the second treatment of QUTENZA.

QUTENZA access support

QUTENZA is covered under Medicare Part B as a medical benefit

If you are under 65 years old and commercially insured,

you may be eligible for a medical benefit for QUTENZA.

Talk to your doctor about your insurance coverage and whether a medical benefit is available for you.

  • QUTENZA is the first and only treatment of its kind to deliver prescription-strength capsaicin directly to the skin

Administration Video for Post-Shingles Nerve Pain

Provides instructions on the treatment of QUTENZA for post-shingles nerve pain. QUTENZA must be applied by a physician or healthcare professional under the close supervision of a physician.

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The QUTENZA Patient Guide

A downloadable brochure with a helpful Q&A and all the information you need about QUTENZA and how it may help you.

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