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Axsain (Capsaicin / Lidocaine Hydrochloride) - Warnings and Precautions



FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Do not use if you have a known sensitivity to capsaicin, local anesthetics, or to any other ingredient in Axsain. Axsain should be used with caution in patients receiving Class I antiarrhythmic drugs (such as tocainide and mexiletine) since the toxic effects of these drugs are additive and potentially synergistic. Do not use on children under 10 years of age. When using this product, a burning sensation often occurs initially at the site of application, but generally diminishes or disappears with regular use as directed. Do not apply in large quantities or to wounds or damaged skin. Avoid contact with mucous membranes, eyes, or contact lenses. If this occurs, rinse the affected area thoroughly with cool water. Avoid inhaling airborne material from dried residue. This can result in coughing, sneezing, throat or respiratory irritation. Do not bandage tightly or apply heat to the Axsain-treated area immediately before or after use. Contact a physician immediately if difficulty breathing or swallowing occurs. If condition worsens, or does not improve with regular use, discontinue use of this product and consult your physician. If you are pregnant or breast feeding, check with your physician before using this product. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Page last updated: 2006-08-08

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