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Side Effects & Adverse Reactions

  • For external use only.
  • Use only as directed.
  • Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.
  • Do not cover with bandage.
  • Do not use on wounds or damaged skin.
  • Consult physician for children under 12.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to Menthol.
  • Stop use and ask a doctor if conditions worsen, symptoms persist for more than 7 days or clear up and occur again within a few days or rash, itching or excessive skin irritation occurs.

Legal Issues

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FDA Safety Alerts

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Manufacturer Warnings

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FDA Labeling Changes

There are currently no FDA labeling changes available for this drug.


Releevia Patch is indicated for the temporary relief of minor aches and muscle pains associated with arthritis, simple backache, strains, muscle soreness and stiffness.

Releevia Patch is an external analgesic/counterirritant.


There is currently no drug history available for this drug.

Other Information

Releevia Patch contains capsaicin and menthol in a localized dermal delivery system. The capsaicin in Releevia is a synthetic equivalent of the naturally occurring compound found in chili peppers. Capsaicin is soluble in alcohol, acetone, and ethyl acetate and very slightly soluble in water. The menthol is slightly soluble in water.

Releevia is a single-use patch stored in a foil pouch. Each Releevia patch is 8.3 cm x 12.5 cm (104 cm 2) and consists of a polyester backing film coated with a drug-containing silicone adhesive mixture, and covered with a removable polyester release liner.

The empirical formula for capsaicin is C 18H 27NO 3, with a molecular weight of 305.42. The chemical compound capsaicin [(E)-8-methyl-N-vanillyl-6-nonenamide] is an activating ligand for transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 receptor (TRPV1) and it has the following structure:

Figure 1

The empirical formula for menthol is C 10H 20O, with a molecular weight of 156.27. The chemical compound menthol [(1 R,2 S,5 R)-2-isopropyl-5-methylcyclohexanol ] is an activating ligand for transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily M member 8 (TRPM8). It has the following structure:

Menthol chair conformation

Each Releevia Patch contains 0.0375% capsaicin (0.0375 grams of capsaicin per patch) and 5.00% menthol (5 grams of menthol per patch). The Releevia patch contains the following inactive ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe Vera Gel) Juice, Diazolidinyl Urea, EDTA Disodiumm Salt, Glycerin, Iodoproynyl Butylcabamate, Methylparaben, Polysorbate 80, Propylparaben, Sodium Polyacrylate, and Water.

Releevia Manufacturers

  • Patchwerx Labs, Inc
    Releevia (Menthol And Capsaicin) Patch [Patchwerx Labs, Inc]

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