Zostrix is a white topical analgesic cream made from purified capsaicin, a natural extract from chili peppers. Capsaicin is believed to act on a substance in the body, which is involved in transmission of pain impulses, known as Substance P. It is believed that regular application of capsaicin (Zostrix HP) to the affected area will in time reduce the amount of Substance P in nearby nerve endings. With less of Substance P present, pain may be less intense and in some cases, there may be a cessation of pain. Zostrix works gradually.
1. Apply Zostrix 3 to 4 times a day, every day. Apply just enough to cover the affected area (a small fingertip is usually enough).
2. Massage Zostrix cream into the skin on the front, back and sides of the affected area until no residue remains.
3. Unless treating hands, always wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after the application and avoid contact with sensitive areas, such as eyes.
Zostrix-HP contains 0.075% w/w of capsaicin as the active ingredient.
It also contains: Arlacel 165, Benzyl alcohol, Cetyl alcohol, Isopropyl myristate, Soft white paraffin, Sorbitol solution & Purified water.
This medicine does not contain lactose, sucrose, gluten, tartrazine, or any azo dyes.
Warning and Disclaimers:
Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your pharmacist or your Healthcare Professional. For external use only.
Do not apply Zostrix on broken or irritated skin and avoid contact with eyes, mouth, and other sensitive area.
Keep your cream in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 25°C.
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