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For external use only. Use only as directed or by a health professional.
Do not use: On wounds, cuts, damaged or infected skin.
- On eyes, mouth, genitals, or any other mucus membranes. • Stop and consult your physician if pregnant or if pain worsens • Allergy Alert: if you are allergic to any ingredients of this product or chili peppers contact a doctor before use. DO NOT USE: • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this product • On wounds or damaged skin • With a heating pad • Concurrently with any other external pain-relieving products
What are the possible side effects with MenCaps Patch®• Common (≥10%): itching, redness or flaking of the skin following application (note: the majority of patients experience no significant adverse events following patch application). • NOTE: serious side effects are, in general, related to accidental toxicity of medication by applying considerably more than directed by your doctor or pharmacist • Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take. This includes prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements
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For temporary relief of minor aches & pains of muscles & joints associated with arthritis, simple backache, strains, bruises, and sprains.INDICATIONS AND USAGE:
MenCaps Patch® is a formulation used to assist patients for the temporary relief of minor aches & pains of muscles & joints associated with arthritis, simple backache, strains, bruises, and sprains. Peripheral neuropathies such as diabetic neuropathy or post herpetic neuralgia, may also be symptomatically improved using this patch if recommended by the healthcare team.
Other uses may be considered if deemed clinically relevant.
There is currently no drug history available for this drug.
MenCaps Patch® is a prescription topical patch containing 15 articulated MenCaps patches (5 per re-sealable pouch x 3 pouches). Capsaicin is present in a 0.0225% concentration (w/w). It is chemically designated as (E)-N-[(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl) methyl]-8- methylnon-6-enamide and has an empirical formula of C18H27NO3. The molecular weight of capsaicin is 305.41 g/mol. Menthol is present in a 4.5% concentration (w/w). The chemical name is (1R,2S,5R)-2- isopropyl-5-methylcyclohexanol. The empirical formula for menthol is C10H20O with a molecular weight of 156.27 g/mol.
The structural formulas are: