What is Aspercreme analgesic rub?
Aspercreme is a pain relieving cream that comes in a small yellow tube (about the length of a small tube of toothpaste, but a bit wider). It is designed to relieve the soreness associated with arthritis, sprained or pulled muscles, backache, and related conditions. I have only used it for muscle aches. It is not designed for long term use, and should not be used with heating pads or ace bandages, and should not be used near the eyes because contact with the eyes is harmful (I never get sore muscles in my forehead, anyway!) According to the package, you should consult a physician before using this pain reliever on children or if you are pregnant or nursing a baby.
The active ingredient in Aspercreme is trolamine salicylate, which is related to aspirin, although it is different. If you are allergic to aspirin, you should consult a physician before using this product. Using Aspercreme is simple: Just rub it into the affected area. Unlike some other pain relieving creams and lotions, Aspercreme is essentially odorless, and is not designed to make your skin feel hot or cold (but the same company does make Aspercreme heat pain relieving gel, which is designed to make your skin feel warm).
Who makes Aspercreme analgesic rub?
Aspercreme is made by Chattem, in Chattanooga TN.
How much does Aspercreme analgesic rub cost?
A small tube costs about $7 to $10, depending on the store.
Where can I buy Aspercreme analgesic rub?
Many drugs stores carry Aspercreme, but you can also buy it through Amazon.com, drugstore.com, and other online stores.