The pepper plaster contains the active ingredient capsaicin, which is derived from chili pepper. Used as a topically activating, pain-relieving treatment for skin, muscle and joint ailments and for colds.
Ingredients: Pepper extract, raw rubber-based adhesive and zinc oxide. Use: For external use only. Apply the patch to dry and clean skin. The patch can be used for up to 48 hours. The patch should be removed immediately if there is a burning sensation on the skin. Do not use the product if it causes an allergic reaction.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There are no studies on the use of pepper patches during pregnancy, but it has been suggested that the effect of locally warming the pepper patch and raising the skin temperature could increase the risk of miscarriage. Therefore, the use of pepper patches, especially during early pregnancy, is not recommended.
The active substance itself, capsaicin, is not absorbed into the bloodstream when the patch is applied to intact skin.