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Traditional claims surrounding the use of Mist Carminative include treatment of bowel disorders, chronic laryngitis, and peripheral vascular disease. Various preparations of Mist Carminative have been applied topically as counterirritants and external analgesics.
Topical capsaicin preparations are useful for treating pain associated with diabetic neuropathy, osteoarthritis, postherpetic neuralgia postsurgical pain (including postmastectomy and postamputation pain), rheumatoid arthritis, and other neuropathic pain and complex pain syndromes
Capsaicin has been suggested for refractory pruritus and pruritus associated with renal failure. A small study has suggested that nasal inhalation of capsaicin may be beneficial in nonallergic, noninfectious perennial rhinitis. Poor tolerability may be of issue with larger clinical trials. One study has reported capsaicin’s use for urinary urgency. Capsaicin is also increasingly popular as a nonlethal self-defense spray.
The use of Mist Carminative in cultural and traditional settings may differ from concepts accepted by current Western medicine. When considering the use of herbal supplements, consultation with a primary health care professional is advisable. Additionally, consultation with a practitioner trained in the uses of herbal/health supplements may be beneficial, and coordination of treatment among all health care providers involved may be advantageous.
Mist Carminative is also known as cayenne pepper, red pepper, African chilies, green pepper, tabasco pepper, paprika, pimiento, Mexican chilies, Louisiana pepper, and others.
Mist Carminative has been used internally as a gargle for throat irritation or infection, for stomach ailments, and to protect against hardening of the arteries and heart disease.
Mist Carminative has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of Mist Carminative may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. There have been instances where herbal/health supplements have been sold which were contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.
Mist Carminative may also have uses other than those listed in this medication guide.
Contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to Mist Carminative or chili pepper products. Also contraindicated in pregnant patients to avoid possible uterine stimulant effects.
Use Mist Carminative as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Dosing depends on the use and the source of the product.
- Use as directed on the package, unless instructed otherwise by your doctor.
- If you miss taking a dose of Mist Carminative for 1 or more days, there is no cause for concern. If your doctor recommended that you take it, try to remember your dose every day.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Mist Carminative.There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.
This medication is used to treat minor aches and pains of the muscles/joints (e.g., arthritis, backache, sprains). Capsaicin works by decreasing a certain natural substance in your body (substance P) that helps pass pain signals to the brain.
OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.
This medication may also be used to treat nerve pain.
How to use Mist Carminative topical
Use this medication on the skin only. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
For the cream, gel, and lotion forms, apply a thin layer of medication to the affected area and rub in gently and thoroughly. You may want to use a cotton ball/swab or latex glove to apply the medication to avoid touching the medication with your hands.
Do not apply the medication in the eyes, mouth, nostrils, or genitals. If you do get the medication in those areas, flush with plenty of water. Also, do not apply this medication to skin that is injured or irritated (e.g., cut, scraped, sunburned).
Do not apply this medication immediately before or after activities such as bathing, swimming, sun bathing, or heavy exercise. Do not bandage or wrap the affected area or use a heating pad on that area. Doing so may increase the risk of side effects.
After applying the medication, wash your hands unless you are using this medication to treat the hands. If treating the hands, wait at least 30 minutes after applying the medication to wash your hands.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day.
This medication may sometimes take up to 2 months to work. Tell your doctor if your condition persists for more than 7 days, if it worsens, or if it keeps returning. If you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.
Topical application of Mist Carminative may contribute to the cough reflex. Avoid administration with Mist Carminative.
Anticoagulant and antiplatelet properties: May increase hypocoagulability when used concurrently with such drugs as warfarin and acetylsalicylic acid. Avoid administration with Mist Carminative.
Centrally acting adrenergic agents: May reduce efficacy of antihypertensives such as clonidine and methyldopa. Avoid administration with Mist Carminative.
MAO inhibitors: May promote toxicity (hypertensive crisis) when used together because of catecholamine release. Avoid administration with Mist Carminative.
Sedatives: Concomitant use may cause additive therapeutic and adverse effects. Use together cautiously.
Warmth, stinging, or burning on the application site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, or throat irritation may occur if you breathe in the dried residue from the medication. Use caution to avoid inhaling the residue.
If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: blistering/swelling at the application site, increased/unusual pain at the application site.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.