Capsaicin Based Rubefacients

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Capsaicin based rubefacients uses

Capsaicin Based Rubefacients is used in the treatment of pain.

How capsaicin based rubefacients works

Capsaicin binds to a receptor called the vanilloid receptor subtype 1 (VR1). VR1, which can also be stimulated with heat and physical abrasion, permits cations to pass through the cell membrane and into the cell when activated. The resulting depolarization of the neuron stimulates it to signal the brain.

Common side effects of capsaicin based rubefacients

Rash, Application site burning, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Swelling, Itching, Stinging sensation, Warm sensation.

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Content on this page was last updated on 16 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)