Frequently Asked Questions
A topical over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever is applied at the site of discomfort to provide temporary relief of the minor pain.
Aspercreme® products work by stimulating sensory receptors. These sensations can interrupt pain signals.
The majority of Aspercreme® products contain lidocaine at 4% concentration. However, Aspercreme® Pain Relieving Creme contains trolamine salicylate at 10% concentration, while Aspercreme® Warming Gel and Aspercreme® Warming Patch contain capsaicin at 0.025% concentration. Please refer to the product drug facts label on the package for active ingredient information.
Lidocaine is a local anesthetic or numbing medication that works by blocking nerve signals at the site of pain. Topical lidocaine is used to temporality relieve minor pain. Aspercreme® products contain 4% Lidocaine, which is the maximum concentration allowed for over-the-counter (OTC) topical analgesics.
Aspercreme does not contain aspirin. Aspirin is a salicylate, closely related to trolamine salicylate, the active ingredient in Aspercreme® Pain Relieving Creme. If you are allergic to aspirin, consult your doctor before using Aspercreme® Pain Relieving Creme.
Please refer to directions on product packaging for specific instructions on how often to safely apply Aspercreme® products.
Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing before using Aspercreme® products.
Aspercreme® products should be used prior to their expiration date.
No, you should not use a heating pad on an area which another topical analgesic product has already been applied.
Aspercreme® is available in several forms to give you pain relief that’s comfortable and convenient. Aspercreme® is currently available in cream, gel, roll-on, spray and patch forms. Please visit the Products Page to learn more.
Yes, please refer to the package for expiration dates.
Aspercreme® patches should not be used more than once.
Aspercreme® patches should not be used on an area on which another topical analgesic product has already been applied.
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