Qutenza now indicated in diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Qutenza (capsaicin) can now be prescribed to treat neuropathic pain in patients with diabetes, alone or in combination with other analgesics.

The patches should be applied to the most painful skin areas. A maximum of four patches should be applied by a doctor, or under a doctor's supervision, and left in place for 30 minutes on the feet or 60 minutes for other parts of the body. 

A mask, protective glasses and nitrile gloves are recommended during application and removal of the patch. Qutenza patches should be applied in a well-ventilated area.

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