Journal Article

Capsaicin binds and acts at the vanilloid receptor, and causes initial excitatory actions. After long-term application, desensitisation of pain afferents is observed. Therapeutic trials and clinical studies have been performed with different forms of neuralgias. The analgetic effect has been substantiated for post-herpetic neuralgia and painful diabetic neuralgia. Other indications, such as neurogenic bladder disturbance, cluster headache, and pruritus are still in the experimental stage.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ochs, G; Liedtke, W

Published Date

  • January 1, 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 164 - 166

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0302-4350

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1055/s-2007-1017914

Citation Source

  • Scopus