Zostrix

Zostrix Cream

4 reviews
  • Zostrix Cream
$20.90

Zostrix

Zostrix Cream

4 reviews
$20.90
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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 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.

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

little and often is the rule – apply the cream 4 times a day.

Because Zostrix 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  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 on a daily basis.

Apply only a 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  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.

 

For further information

https://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/datasheet/z/ZostrixCr.pdf

General Safety Information

  • Always read the label. Use only as directed.
  • Nutritional supplements may only be of assistance if the dietary intake is inadequate.
  • Supplements should not be used to replace a healthy balanced diet and adequate physical exercise.
  • Keep all medications and supplements out of reach of children.
  • If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
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JP
27/07/2020
Jean P.
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product
Zostrix Ceam

It worked well for the purpose I bought it for - no complaints

I(
29/04/2019
Ian (.
New Zealand
Knee pain eased

Having been previously successfully prescribed I renewed my use due to a chronic knee issue - not cured - but massively eased - I can walk again!

AJ
03/04/2019
Annie J.
New Zealand
Zostrix

Very good. But I have found a cheaper product from another on line site.

MF
31/01/2018
Matthew F.
New Zealand
Zostrix

Works great highly recommend this product