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Zostrix Foot Pain Relief Cream (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Zostrix Foot Pain Relief Cream (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Zostrix Foot Pain Relief Cream (old formulation) is 2.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Fair

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER

Fair
SORBITOL
Appeared as: SORBITOL SOLUTION

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Capsaicin 0.075%, Inactive Ingredients: Benzyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Isopropyl Myristate, PEG 100 Stearate, Purified Water, Sorbitol Solution, White Petrolatum

Directions from packaging:

For persons under 18 years of age, ask a doctor before using Apply a thin film of cream (about the size of a pea or chocolate ship) to the applicator pad and gently rub on it. For optimum relief, apply 3 to 4 times daily Best results typically occur after 2 to 4 weeks of continuous use Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water immediately after use See package insert for more information

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Do not apply to or to damaged or irritated skin. When using this product: You may experience a burning sensation which is normal and related to the way the product works. With the regular use, this sensation generally disappears within several days. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not get it on mucous membranes, into eyes, or on contact lenses. If this occurs, rinse the affected area thoroughly with water. Do not apply immediately before and after activities such as bathing, swimming, sun bathing, or strenuous exercise. Do not apply heat to the treated areas immediately before or after use. Do not tightly wrap or bandage the treated area. Avoid inhaling airborne material from dried residue. This can result in coughing, sneezing, tearing, throat or repertory irritation. Keep out of reach of children.

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