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Qutenza® Therapy

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Qutenza® is a new FDA-approved topical therapy for treating chronic pain related to diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). It is a patch that is applied to the skin in the doctor's office every 3 months, and it works by sending pulses of heat to the nerve endings. This helps to reduce the pain signals that are sent to the brain. Qutenza is effective in reducing pain in several different studies, and it can be a helpful option for people who are struggling with chronic neuropathic pain.

Telehealth visits are available throughout the state of Florida, and our offices are located near Orlando, FL. Serving Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Casselberry, Celebration, Clermont, Davenport, Doctor Philips, Gotha, Horizon West, Kissimmee, Lake Buena Vista, Lake Mary, Leesburg, Longwood, Maitland, Montverde, Mount Dora, Oakland, Ocoee, Orlando, Oviedo, Saint Cloud, Sanford, Sorrento, Tavares, Windermere, Winter Garden, Winter Park, Winter Springs, and the surrounding areas.

If you or a loved one are suffering from chronic pain and need a neuropathic pain specialist near Orlando, FL, call 689-407-8647 or schedule an appointment online today. We offer comprehensive treatment plans designed to help you manage neuropathy symptoms and improve your quality of life.

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Qutenza® Therapy 

Qutenza® (capsaicin 8% patch) is a prescription medicine used to treat pain secondary to diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). Qutenza is applied by a healthcare provider in an outpatient setting and should not be used at home. It contains capsaicin, which is the chemical in chili peppers that makes them hot. When the Qutenza patch is applied to your skin, it provides targeted relief right where you need it most. The therapy may not be right for everyone. Before using Qutenza, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

How Does the Therapy Work, and How Long Will It Take To See Results?

Qutenza is a topical therapy that delivers pain relief by targeting the nerves in the affected area. The active ingredient, capsaicin, is derived from chili peppers and works by binding to a specific protein that is responsible for transmitting pain signals to the brain. Qutenza is typically applied in a doctor's office and takes effect within minutes. However, maximum pain relief may not be achieved until 8 hours after application. The therapy can provide relief for up to 3 months, and many patients experience significant pain reduction after just one treatment. While Qutenza is generally well-tolerated, some common side effects include temporary burning, stinging, and itching at the application site. If you are looking for a safe and effective way to manage chronic pain, talk to one of our doctors about Qutenza.

Are There Any Side Effects Associated With the Treatment, and Are They Temporary or Permanent?

Qutenza belongs to a class of drugs called topical analgesics. It works by temporarily blocking the transmission of pain signals. The most common side effects associated with the therapy include application site reactions (such as redness, burning, and itching). Most side effects are temporary and will resolve with time. If you experience any side effects, please contact your healthcare provider immediately.

How Much Does Qutenza® Therapy Cost, and Is It Covered by Insurance Plans Like Medicare?

The estimated cash price (before insurance) for Qutenza® is ~$3,300*. Most patients will pay less than this out of pocket with Medicare or other insurance plans. If you do not have health insurance or your insurance does not cover the cost of Qutenza®, you may be eligible for assistance through the Qutenza Savings Program. To learn more about the program and see if you qualify, please visit www.qutenzasavingsprogram.com or call 1-855-282-8368.

*Prices are subject to change. This is for two patches. Up to four patches may be required to treat both feet. This is the estimated cash price and does not reflect any discounts or promotions that may be available. The actual cost of Qutenza® will vary depending on your insurance coverage. Please contact your insurance provider to confirm coverage before beginning treatment.

Where Can I Find a Qutenza® Therapy Provider Near Orlando, FL?

We are proud to offer Qutenza® Therapy to our patients. It is a non-narcotic, pain-relieving patch that is applied to the affected area in the doctor's office every 3 months. During your appointment, the provider will clean and numb the treatment area before applying the patch. The patch will remain in place for 30 minutes, during which time it will deliver pain relief. Qutenza is effective at treating post-herpetic neuralgia and diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

Summary

If you are experiencing chronic pain and have not found relief from other treatments, Qutenza® therapy may be right for you. This therapy is a non-narcotic, non-opioid treatment that can provide long-term pain relief. The therapy works by targeting the nerves that are responsible for transmitting pain signals to the brain. Results may vary depending on the individual, but most patients see results within days of starting treatment. There are minimal side effects associated with the therapy, and it is safe for use in both adults and children. Treatment costs will vary depending on your insurance plan, but patient assistance programs are available if needed. If you are suffering from chronic pain, please call Sunshine Interventional Pain and Wellness Center today at 689-407-8647 to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists. We look forward to helping you find relief!

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Office Locations

Sunshine Interventional Pain & Wellness Center

297 E. Hwy. 50, Ste. 1, Clermont, FL 34711

M-F: 8 am - 5 pm

689-407-8647

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Advanced Neurospine Associates

825 E. Oak St., Kissimmee, FL 34744

M-F: 8 am - 5 pm

689-407-8647

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Advanced Neurospine Associates

601 S. Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32807

M-F: 8 am - 5 pm

689-407-8647

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Advanced Neurospine Associates

3324 Commerce Ctr. Ln., Sebring, FL 33870

M-F: 8 am - 5 pm

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