What is this medicine?
TROLAMINE SALICYLATE (TROLE a meen; sa LIS i late) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat pain in muscles or joints.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Analgesic Creme Rub with Aloe, Arthritis Pain Med, Asper-Flex, Aspercreme, Mobisyl, Myoflex, Sportscreme
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- broken, irritated skin
- large areas of burned or damaged skin
- skin conditions or sensitivity
- an unusual or allergic reaction to trolamine salicylate, other salicylates (including aspirin), other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for external use only. Use your medicine at regular intervals. Do not use it more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be used for children as young as 12 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products on the same area of skin without asking your doctor or health care professional.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or get worse.
Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water.
This medicine may make certain skin conditions worse. Only use it for conditions for which your doctor or health care professional has prescribed.
Do not bandage the area of treated skin tightly or use with a heating pad.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- skin irritation like redness, itching, or stinging
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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