Shortage of capsaicin cream (Zacin and Axsain)

· London and South East Regional Medicines Information

Teva, the sole supplier of these two products, is out of stock until at least November 2019. At present it seems possible to import supplies of unlicensed capsaicin cream whilst there is no stock available in the UK.  This memo advises on alternative treeatment options if imports cannot be obtained.

Anaesthesia and painCapsaicinMusculo-skeletal disordersNeurological disordersNewsShortages and discontinuations