|Systematic (IUPAC) name|
|ATC code||M02AB02 (WHO)|
|Synonyms||Civamide; (Z)-Capsaicin; cis-Capsaicin|
|Molar mass||305.41188 g/mol|
Zucapsaicin (Civanex) is a medication used to treat osteoarthritis of the knee and other neuropathic pain. It is applied three times daily for a maximum of three months. It reduces pain, and improves articular functions. It is the cis-isomer of capsaicin. Civamide, manufactured by Winston Pharmaceuticals, is produced in formulations for oral, nasal, and topical use (patch and cream).
Zucapsaicin has been tested for treatment of a variety of conditions associated with ongoing nerve pain. This includes herpes simplex infections; cluster headaches and migraine; and knee osteoarthritis.
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