CAPSICUM OLEORESIN is a Schedule H drug.
Capsicum Oleoresin is used for temporary relief of muscle or joint pain caused by strains, sprains, arthritis, bruising, or backaches. This medicine is also used to treat nerve pain (neuralgia) in people who have had herpes zoster, or "shingles."Capsaicin works by decreasing a certain natural substance in your body (substance P) that helps pass pain signals to the brain.capisaicin is the active ingredient  in the capsicum oleoresin.


CAPSICUM OLEORESIN is generally used to treat: Arthritis, Sprain, Muscle Pain, Joint Pain, Neuralgia, Herpes Zoster, Shingles
CAPSICUM OLEORESIN can address symptoms like: Back Pain

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 2yrs

Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Considered as Generally Safe – not enough studies to prove risk

Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Not Safe

How Do I Take It?

Route of Administration: Topical (Local Application)


  • Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to chili peppers, or if you have ever had an allergic reaction to Capsicum Oleoresin.
  • Do not apply capsaicin topical to your breast area if you are breast-feeding a baby.
  • Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.Do not take by mouth. Topical medicine is for use only on the skin.
  • Do not use this medicine on open wounds or on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, or irritated skin.
  • If this medicine gets in your eyes, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina, rinse with water.Make sure your skin is clean and dry before you apply Capsicum Oleoresin.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after applying Capsicum Oleoresin or handling the skin patch.
  • Do not cover treated skin with a bandage or heating pad, which can increase the burning sensation.
  • Avoid taking a bath or shower within 1 hour before or after you apply capsaicin to your skin. Also avoid swimming or vigorous exercise.
  • Capsicum Oleoresin liquid is flammable.
  • Do not use or store near fire or open flame.
  • Avoid exposing treated skin to sunlight, sunlamps, tanning beds, or a hot tub.
  • Capsaicin can cause a burning sensation that may be made worse by heat.

Symptoms of Overdosage

CAPSICUM OLEORESIN over-dosage can result in: Mouth Burn, Eyes Watery Eyes, Runny Nose, Difficulty Swallowing, Difficulty Breathing

Common Side-Effects

CAPSICUM OLEORESIN : Cough, Difficulty Breathing, Shortness Of Breath, Throat Soreness, Runny Nose, Chest Discomfort

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

Available Alternatives

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