CAPSAICIN 8% patch (Qutenza®)

Clinical Indication

Peripheral neuropathic pain


Only if unresponsive to other treatments in local guidance.

Date of classification

February 2016


Medicines which should be prescribed only in a specialist setting usually within a secondary or tertiary care service. NB: Some highly specialised RED medicines e.g. injectable treatments for cancer are not included on the LLR APC website list.