Description

Capsaicin, or 6-nonenamide, N-[(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl) methyl]-8-methyl, (6E), is a highly selective agonist for the transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 receptor (TRPV1). The initial effect of capsaicin is the activation of TRPV1-expressing cutaneous nociceptors, which results in pungency and erythema due to the release of vasoactive neuropeptides.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Capsaicin
M Musculo-skeletal system → M02 Topical products for joint and muscular pain → M02A Topical products for joint and muscular pain → M02AB Capsaicin and similar agents
Capsaicin
N Nervous system → N01 Anesthetics → N01B Anesthetics, local → N01BX Other local anesthetics

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