Purified water, Sorbitol solution, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetyl alcohol, White soft paraffin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Benzyl alcohol.
Zostrix cream contains capsaicin (0.025%), a naturally occurring substance found in plants of the Solanacae family. Research has shown that Zostrix cream works by reducing the levels of chemical (substance P), which is involved in transmitting pain impulses to the brain. Substance P is released into joints and activates other compounds involved in osteoarthritis. As Zostrix reduces the amount of substance P, it has a pain relieving effect when applied to the surface of the skin.
Ingredient information: Capsicum genus of the pepper family Capsaicin, found in the pepper, is used in topical cream products to treat painful joints. Capsaicin has been found to be of considerable benefit in relieving painful conditions. Capsaicin lowers body temperature by stimulating the cooling centre of the hypothalamus in the brain. Capsaicin may also be effective in relieving the pain of either osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
Other ingredients of Zostrix include purified water, sorbitol solution, isopropyl myristate, cetyl alcohol, white soft paraffin, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate and benzyl alcohol
Zostrix cream is manufactured by AFT Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
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