Axsain

Name: Axsain

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to capsaicin topical: compounding powder, topical cream, topical film, topical gel, topical kit, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical stick

General

The most commonly reported side effects were application site erythema and application site pain.[Ref]

Local

Very common (10% or more): Application site erythema (63%), application site pain (42%)
Common (1% to 10%): Application site pruritus, application site papules, application site edema, application site swelling, application site dryness
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Application site urticaria, application site paresthesia, application site dermatitis, application site hyperesthesia, application site excoriation, application site warmth, application site anesthesia, application site bruising, application site inflammation, application site exfoliation[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Common (1% to 10%): Hypertension
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): First degree atrio-ventricular (AV) block, tachycardia, palpitations, increased blood pressure[Ref]

Dermatologic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Herpes zoster, pruritus
Frequency not reported: Abnormal skin odor, second degree burns[Ref]

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Nasopharyngitis, bronchitis, sinusitis
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Cough, throat irritation
Frequency not reported: Sneezing, dyspnea, wheezing, exacerbation of asthma, irritation of the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract (such as nasal and throat irritation)[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Nausea[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Pain in extremity, muscle spasms[Ref]

Nervous system

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dysgeusia, hypoesthesia, burning sensation
Frequency not reported: Headache, peripheral sensory neuropathy, dizziness, dysgeusia, hyperesthesia[Ref]

Ocular

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Eye irritation
Frequency not reported: Irritation of the mucous membranes of the eyes, runny eyes[Ref]

Other

Frequency not reported: Peripheral edema[Ref]

Some side effects of Axsain may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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