Aspercreme Extra Strength is a topical pain relief cream designed to provide relief from minor arthritis, joint, and muscle pain. It contains 30% trolamine salicylate, which is a topical analgesic that helps to reduce inflammatory pain and swelling. Aspercreme Extra Strength can be applied directly to the affected area for soothing relief. It is available for purchase online and in many stores.
Use and Dosage
Aspercreme Extra Strength is a topical pain relief cream that contains 15% Trolamine Salicylate as its active ingredient. Here are the general steps on how to use it:
- Ensure that the skin is clean and dry before use.
- Squeeze a small amount of Aspercreme Extra Strength onto your fingertips.
- Gently massage the cream into the affected area until it is fully absorbed.
- Wash your hands thoroughly after applying the cream.
As with all medications, read and follow the instructions on the label carefully. You should not use Aspercreme Extra Strength for more than 7 days without consulting a doctor. If you experience any unusual symptoms or side effects, such as excessive skin irritation or redness, discontinue use and seek medical attention.
Common Side Effects of Aspercreme Extra Strength (Trolamine Salicylate – non-Rx):
- Skin irritation or rash around the application site
- Itching or burning sensation at the application site
- Dryness or peeling around the application site
- Hypersensitivity reactions, although these are rare
Serious Side Effects of Aspercreme Extra Strength (Trolamine Salicylate – non-Rx):
- Severe skin irritation or rash around the application site
- Allergic reactions such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Symptoms of salicylate toxicity such as confusion, tinnitus, sweating, nausea, vomiting, or loss of consciousness
Forms and Strength
Aspercreme Extra Strength (Trolamine Salicylate – non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Aspercreme Extra Strength: Muscle Rub
- Do not use it on broken or irritated skin.
- Avoid contact with eyes or mucous membranes.
- If symptoms persist or worsen, stop using the product and consult a doctor.
- Do not use it with a heating pad or apply bandages tightly over the affected area.
- If you are allergic to salicylates or aspirin, do not use this product without consulting your doctor first.
- Do not use it on children under the age of 12 without consulting a doctor first.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult with your doctor before using this product.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Do not use it with other pain relief products without first consulting a doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I use Aspercreme Extra Strength Muscle Rub if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should talk to your doctor before using any medication, including Aspercreme Extra Strength Muscle Rub.
Can I use Aspercreme Extra Strength Muscle Rub with other medications?
If you are taking other medications or have any health conditions, you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Aspercreme Extra Strength Muscle Rub to avoid any potential interactions.
How quickly does Aspercreme Extra Strength Muscle Rub work?
Aspercreme Extra Strength Muscle Rub is designed to work quickly, and some people may start to feel relief within minutes of applying it. However, the exact time it takes to feel relief may vary depending on the individual and the severity of the pain.
Is Aspercreme Extra Strength Muscle Rub safe for children?
Aspercreme Extra Strength Muscle Rub is not recommended for children under the age of 12 without the advice of a doctor.
Can Aspercreme Extra Strength Muscle Rub be used for chronic pain?
Aspercreme Extra Strength Muscle Rub is intended for temporary relief of minor pain associated with arthritis, backache, muscle strains, and sprains. If you have chronic pain, you should talk to your doctor to discuss appropriate treatment options.