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Zacin

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Capsaicin is thought to act as an analgesic by depleting pain neurones of substance P.

Applied as a cream to the affected area, capsaicin is licensed for:

  • post-herpetic neuralgia
  • painful diabetic neuropathy, under the supervision of a hospital consultant
  • osteoarthritis

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