Pain Relieve

Posted by paulbklyn @paulbklyn, Jan 13, 2020

Does anyone know after have posthepetic neurlgia for almost 8 years would nerve burning or Qutenza still work?

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Great question! Hope someone has first hand answer. Be anxious also for reply.

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@leigho55

Great question! Hope someone has first hand answer. Be anxious also for reply.

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@leigho55, I did find some research on using Qutenza for postherpetic neuralgia that may be helpful. Here is an excerpt from the attached PDF file found using Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/).

"A capsaicin 8% patch is approved in the U.S. for use in the treatment of pain associated with
postherpetic neuralgia (Qutenza®, Acorda Therapeutics Inc.). The patch is applied by a
physician for 30-60 minutes per treatment and may provide relief for up to 3 months.30 A
separate Cochrane review (4 studies of PHN and 2 of painful HIV-neuropathy) reported the
patch to be better than control (0.04% capsaicin for blinding).33 The average NNT to feel
"much" or "very much better" was 8.8 and 7.0, respectively, after 6 weeks.33 Serious adverse
effects were no different between the groups, but the safety of long term, repeated application
of high-dose capsaicin is unknown. The patch is not available in Canada and future availability
is uncertain."

Shared files

British Columbia Drug and Poison Information Centre (BC DPIC) - Topical Treatment of Neuropathic Pain_ Applying the Evidence - 2016-04-14 (3) (British-Columbia-Drug-and-Poison-Information-Centre-BC-DPIC-Topical-Treatment-of-Neuropathic-Pain_-Applying-the-Evidence-2016-04-14-3.pdf)

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Thank you very much

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@johnbishop

@leigho55, I did find some research on using Qutenza for postherpetic neuralgia that may be helpful. Here is an excerpt from the attached PDF file found using Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/).

"A capsaicin 8% patch is approved in the U.S. for use in the treatment of pain associated with
postherpetic neuralgia (Qutenza®, Acorda Therapeutics Inc.). The patch is applied by a
physician for 30-60 minutes per treatment and may provide relief for up to 3 months.30 A
separate Cochrane review (4 studies of PHN and 2 of painful HIV-neuropathy) reported the
patch to be better than control (0.04% capsaicin for blinding).33 The average NNT to feel
"much" or "very much better" was 8.8 and 7.0, respectively, after 6 weeks.33 Serious adverse
effects were no different between the groups, but the safety of long term, repeated application
of high-dose capsaicin is unknown. The patch is not available in Canada and future availability
is uncertain."

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Thank you so much for sharing. A very interesting read 😉

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