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Cochrane review: topical capsaicin (high concentration) for chronic neuropathic pain in adults

20th February 2017

In this update to the original review in 2013, the authors concluded that there is moderate quality evidence that high-concentration (8%) capsaicin patches can give moderate pain relief, or better, to a minority of people with postherpetic neuralgia, and very low quality evidence that it benefits those with HIV-neuropathy and peripheral diabetic neuropathy.

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