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Qutenza -everything you need to know

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Did you that in 2019, 9% of the worlds population suffered from diabetes and neuropathy?

While 1 million people suffers from chronic diseases like shingles every year.

These three health problems are really dangerous to life and limb and they become even more encroaching into our lives when they start causing us pain.

Problems like Diabetes and Shingles can trigger pain in some areas of body due to nerve damage, because of this pain performing even normal activities becomes so hard.

Many patients wish to get rid of this pain however nothing seem to work however, if you are a diabetic or Shingles patient then we have a good news for you.

Introducing Qutenza patches, a safe treatment for both diabetic peripheral neuropathy and shingles pain.

If you want to learn more about it then make sure you read this guide to the end!

What Is Qutenza Patch?

Qutenza patches also known as Capsaicin 8% patch is a topical patch which are mainly used for two health problems. To give you and idea of how strong they are, OTC capsaicin is 1%. Capsaicinoids in personal use pepper spray range from 0.18% to 3 %. This is why you can not do this at home.

These include post-herpetic neuralgia which is a painful condition that appears after the treatment of shingles.

The other problem treated by Qutenza patch is neuropathy and nerve damage pain caused by diabetes.

These two conditions are really painful, and if other treatments don’t help you then going for a Qutenza treatment would a good choice.

How Does Qutenza Work?

Qutenza has an active ingredient within it which is called Capsaicin. This ingredients is also found in Chilli peppers and it’s known to stimulate pain-detecting neurons of our nerves.

So when a Qutenza patch is applied on your leg, these ingredients stimulate your pain receptors and overcome them which can easily help you get rid of annoying nerve pain.  

Qutenza Side Effects?

Unfortunately, just like many other treatments Qutenza patients may face some side effects.

Here’s a list some side effects caused, however rarely, by Qutenza patches, if you notice any if them then it’s a good idea to call your doctor immediately:

Common Side Effects Of Qutenza:

  • Transitory redness of treated area
  • Rashes on the treated site, that resolve
  • Itching
  • Short term mild pain and burning on the application site
  • Dryness and bumps
  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Sneezing

Serious (but rare) Side Effects Of Qutenza:

  • Vomiting
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Loss of sensory functions

If you notice these symptoms then do not forget to call your doctor, you should visit your doctor even if you notice symptoms that aren’t included in this list.  

Qutenza Cost?

Qutenza Patch kit cost may vary depending on your country however, the average cost for Qutenza kit is covered by insurance. Our staff will check on that for you prior to ordering.

*We Support Our Patients

MyQutenzaCoverage offers tools and ongoing guidance to help your patients find ways to reach their personal treatment goals and focus on what matters most – their health.

Encourage patients to take advantage of services available, including:

*Insurance coverage verification

Specialists are standing by to help research and verify your patients’ benefits and help with the treatment approval process.

*Filling a prescription

MyQutenzaCoverage specialists can help your patients find the right pharmacy and help ensure their medicines reach them on time.

*Help with out-of-pocket costs

There are a number of ways MyQutenzaCoverage can provide financial support for treatment. Specialists will explore funding options, including:

*Cost Savings Program

Eligible patients may pay as little as $25 out of pocket.*

How Qutenza Is Applied?

Never self-administer Qutenza or handle it on your own. The drug will be administered by a medical practitioner.

Eyes, mucous membranes, the respiratory system, and the skin can all become extremely irritated by capsaicin. To ensure that your patches are placed correctly, your healthcare practitioner will use specialized medical equipment, precautionary measures, and follow specified protocols.

Lastly, make sure your patches stays on the treated area for at least 30 minutes for diabetic neuropathy and 60 minutes for post herpetic neuralgia for the best results.

Qutenza Reviews

Many patients found Qutenza useful and received positive results.

A user said, “I was able to get rid of Diabetic nerve pain which was annoying me for a long time, I would recommend this treatment to everyone. “

Another user said, “Shingles is painful but I’m glad a treatment like Qutenza exists as it helped me deal with my pain.”