This innovative topical therapy seeks to relieve pain in a non-invasive and effective manner.
What is the Qutenza Patch?
Qutenza Patch is a topical treatment containing capsaicin 8%, an active compound found in hot chili peppers. Capsaicin acts on the nerve fibers responsible for transmitting pain signals, temporarily blocking the communication of these signals to the brain. As a result, pain relief is achieved in the treated area.
Uses of the Qutenza Patch
Qutenza Patch is indicated for the treatment of neuropathic pain, especially in patients with postherpetic neuralgia as the highest recommendation (residual persistent disabling pain after resolution of shingles) and other conditions that cause neuropathic pain, such as diabetic peripheral neuropathy or traumatic nerve injuries.
Pain relief: The Qutenza Patch provides significant pain relief in patients with neuropathic pain.
Non-invasive treatment: Unlike other treatments, such as nerve blocks or surgery, the Qutenza Patch is a non-invasive topical therapy that is applied directly to the skin.
Long-lasting effect: The analgesic effect of the Qutenza Patch can last up to 12 weeks, allowing for a prolonged period of pain relief.
Few side effects: The Qutenza Patch generally has few side effects, the most common being a burning sensation or redness at the area of application, which usually disappears in a short time.
How do I know if I am a candidate for this treatment?
Treatment with Qutenza Patch may be suitable for those patients suffering from neuropathic pain who have not found relief with conventional treatments, such as oral analgesics, antidepressants or anticonvulsants. Our specialists at Clínica San Román will evaluate your case and determine if this treatment is the best option for you.
At the new pain unit of Clínica San Román, we constantly strive to offer innovative and effective treatments to improve the quality of life of our patients. The Qutenza Patch treatment represents a good therapeutic option for those who suffer from neuropathic pain and are looking for a non-invasive and effective alternative for pain relief. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our team of professionals will be happy to attend to your needs and help you find the best solution for your specific case.