Pharmacy Medicine

Zostrix

Zostrix Cream

$20.90
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  • Zostrix Cream

Pharmacy Medicine

Zostrix

Zostrix Cream

$20.90
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Retail Price: NZ$23.15

Description

What is Zostrix and Zostrix HP
Regular or High Potency?

Two formulas depend on your pain levels - everyone is unique.
* For Osteoarthritis pain, use original-strength Zostrix.
* For Post Herpetic Neuralgia Pain or Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Pain, apply the extra pain-fighting power of Zostrix HP.

Zostrix and Zostrix HP Tube usually last about 6 weeks.

Natural ingredients. Naturally good.

Zostrix contains a powerful natural pain reliever derived from red hot chili peppers called Capsaicin. After multiple clinical trials with Purified Capsaicin, we were able to develop a superior formulation, which can be found in Zostrix.

Capsaicin is the active ingredient in red chili peppers. Medical uses for capsicum were first referred to in 1494. Normal strength Zostrix relieves the pain of arthritis effectively. Extra strength Zostrix relieves the pain of Post Herpetic Neuralgia and Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy.

Zostrix and Zostrix HP use
It is important to note that topical capsaicin must be applied three to four times daily for maximum benefit. Relief may be experienced within a few days but it often takes two or more weeks before you feel maximal relief. As with all medical treatments, consumers should expect that a particular analgesic may reduce their pain, but rarely will any treatment, topical or otherwise, alleviate all pain associated with arthritis, post-herpetic neuralgia or diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The goal of Zostrix or Zostrix HP therapy is to help manage the daily pain experienced by sufferers.

How does Zostrix and Zostrix HP stop the pain?
Zostrix works with your body's chemistry to lower your level of Substance P, the body's "pain messenger". When Substance P is reduced, so is the pain. By using Zostrix 3 to 4 times a day, Capsaicin builds up, Substance P fades, and so does your pain.

How does Zostrix and Zostrix HP stop the pain?
Zostrix works with your body's chemistry to lower your level of Substance P, the body's "pain messenger". When Substance P is reduced, so is the pain. By using Zostrix 3 to 4 times a day, Capsaicin builds up, Substance P fades, and so does your pain.

How often should you apply Zostrix and Zostrix HP?
Little and often is the rule – apply the cream 4 times a day.

Because Zostrix/Zostrix HP works so differently from other painkillers its effect builds up gradually over a period of weeks. Do not be disappointed if you do not feel immediate pain relief. Pain relief is gradual and may take up to 4-6 weeks to take full effect.

Directions

Simply apply it over the painful area 3 to 4 times a day. You might experience a burning sensation. Perhaps you'll see redness on your skin. Don't worry. That's the active ingredient, Capsaicin, working. The sensation should fade within a few days. Remember, don't expect results in a day or two. Zostrix or Zostrix HP needs time to build up Capsaicin and reduce Substance P in your system. In a week or two, you'll feel relief. And you'll feel it as long as you use Zostrix or Zostrix HP on a daily basis.

Apply only a &8216;fingertip’ amount to the affected area by gently massaging it with your fingers. You do not need to cover the whole painful area as the cream will act on nerves in the wide area. Don’t apply more than a single blob – it won’t work any better and just wastes the cream.

Always wash your hands after use unless you are using the cream on your hands. The cream can irritate your eyes if you accidentally touch or rub them with fingers that still have cream on them.

Ingredients

Capsaicin USP 0.025% w/w

Warnings

Does Zostrix and Zostrix HP cause any side effects?
You may feel a brief burning sensation some time after you first apply the cream. This effect is normal, and tends to disappear with time. It is more common when the cream is applied less than 3-4 times a day, so it is important to apply the cream regularly, both to improve results and minimise this effect, if it happens.

If you experience any other side effects or are worried about your treatment consult your pharmacist or doctor.

* Don’t apply cream to cracked or broken skin
* Don’t apply cream just after or before a hot bath or shower as it can make any stinging worse.