Daily OTC Pearl: Aspercreme 10%
Trolamine salicylate is a pain-relieving compound closely related to aspirin, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
OTC/Lifestyle Pearl of the Day: Aspercreme 10%
- Aspercreme belongs to a class of drugs known as salicylates.
- Trolamine salicylate is a pain-relieving compound closely related to aspirin, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
- Aspercreme is for use on the skin only. Patients should know to not get this medication in their eyes, inside the nose or mouth, or inside the vagina.
- Apply the medication to the affected area no more than 3 to 4 times a day. Rub in gently and thoroughly. After applying the medication, wash hands.
- Do not apply this medication on broken or irritated skin. Do not bandage or tightly wrap the affected area or apply heat to the area.
- Adverse effects may include blistering/peeling/redness/irritation at the application site, nausea/vomiting, and ringing in the ears.
- Aspercreme products contain the maximum percentage of lidocaine currently approved for OTC use.Versions containing lidocaine include Lidocaine cream, Lidocaine patch, Lidocaine spray, and Lidocaine liquid roll-on.