Capsaicin (trans-8-methyl-N-vanillyl-6-nonenamide) is one of the major irritant ingredients in capsicum and is widely used as a spice. Capsaicin is listed by the Council of Europe as a natural source of food flavoring. This category indicates that capsaicin can be added to foodstuffs in small quantities. Previously, capsaicin has been stated to be GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) (4, 5, 6). Topical creams containing capsaicin 0.025% and 0.075% are licensed in the UK for symptomatic relief of osteoarthritis, and post-herpetic neuralgia, respectively herbal medicine capsaicin should not be ingested in doses greatly exceeding amounts normally used in foods.
Affygility Solutions has an occupational exposure limit (OEL) and control band assignment for this active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). This monograph also contains the acceptable daily exposure (ADE) value.
OEL Fastrac monographs are a cost-effective and convenient way to meet the requirements for PDEs (ADEs) contained in the EMA Guideline on setting health based exposure limits for use in risk identification in the manufacture of different medicinal products in shared facilities (EMA/CHMP/CVMP/SWP/169430/2012), and to obtain the following information:
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Affygility Solutions’s OEL Fastrac service is an user-friendly system that enables us to make confident decisions and focus on moving the compound safely through our facility. We can quickly access the database to determine if a new drug is within the OEL Fastrac library, and if so, immediately download a detailed OEL banding report. The OEL Fastrac system has been a helpful tool in our overall EH&S program.