Generic Name: trolamine salicylate (TROE-la-meen sa-LIS-i-late)
Brand Name: Examples include Aspercreme Cream and Myoflex Cream
Aspercreme Cream is used for:
Temporarily relieving minor pain and inflammation.
Aspercreme Cream is a topical salicylate pain reliever. It works by reducing swelling and inflammation in the muscle and joints.
Do NOT use Aspercreme Cream if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in Aspercreme Cream
- you have had an allergic reaction to aspirin or other salicylate products
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Aspercreme Cream:
Some medical conditions may interact with Aspercreme Cream. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Aspercreme Cream. Because little, if any, of Aspercreme Cream is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.
Ask your health care provider if Aspercreme Cream may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine
How to use Aspercreme Cream:
Use Aspercreme Cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Apply a generous amount to the affected area. Gently rub the medicine into the skin until it is completely absorbed.
- Do NOT apply to open wounds or to skin that is broken, damaged, or irritated in any way.
- Do not bandage or wrap the affected area unless directed otherwise by your doctor.
- Wash your hands immediately after using Aspercreme Cream, unless they are part of the treated area.
- Do not use Aspercreme Cream more than 4 times per day, unless your doctor tells you to.
- If you miss a dose of Aspercreme Cream, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as directed by your doctor or on the package label.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Aspercreme Cream.
Important safety information:
- Do NOT get Aspercreme Cream in the eyes, mouth, or nose.
- Tell your doctor if the painful area is red of if the skin becomes irritated.
- Tell your doctor if your symptoms clear up and then return within a few days.
- If your symptoms do not get better within 7 days or if they get worse, check with your doctor.
- Aspercreme Cream should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 12 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Aspercreme Cream while you are pregnant. It is not known if Aspercreme Cream is found in breast milk after topical use.
Possible side effects of Aspercreme Cream:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with Aspercreme Cream. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); skin redness or irritation
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Aspercreme Cream:
Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Aspercreme Cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.
- If you have any questions about Aspercreme Cream, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- Aspercreme Cream is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
- If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Aspercreme Cream or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Aspercreme Cream. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Aspercreme Cream. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Aspercreme Cream.
Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.