Trolamine Salicylate

Reviewed on 1/9/2020

Brand Name and Other Names: Aspercreme Cream, Flex-Power Performance Sports, Myoflex Cream, Sportscreme

Generic Name: Trolamine Salicylate

Drug Class: Analgesics, Topical

What Is Trolamine Salicylate Used For and How Does it Work?

Trolamine salicylate is an over-the-counter (OTC) topical preparation used for pain relief for minor muscle and joint pain.

Trolamine salicylate is available under the following different brand names: Aspercreme Cream, Flex-Power Performance Sports, Myoflex Cream, and Sportscreme.

Dosages of Trolamine Salicylate:

Topical Cream

  • 10%

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Analgesia for Minor Muscle/Joint Pain

  • Adults and children 2 years and older: Apply liberal amount topically to affected area and massage three/four times daily
  • Children under 2 years: Safety and efficacy not established

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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Trolamine Salicylate?

Side effects of Trolamine Salicylate include:

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Trolamine Salicylate?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

Trolamine Salicylate has no listed interactions with other drugs.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Trolamine Salicylate?

Warnings

This medication contains trolamine salicylate. Do not take Aspercreme Cream, Flex-Power Performance Sports, Myoflex Cream, or Sportscreme if you are allergic to trolamine salicylate or any ingredients contained in this drug.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

  • Hypersensitivity

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information available.

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Trolamine Salicylate?"

Long-Term Effects

  • Continuous use for 3-6 months may cause dizziness, dry mouth, nose bleeds, and upset stomach
  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Trolamine Salicylate?"

Cautions

  • Topical use only
  • Avoid eyes
  • Avoid using over large surface area or for prolonged duration, particularly in young children (risk of salicylism)

Pregnancy and Lactation

Use trolamine salicylate during pregnancy with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies are not available or neither animal nor human studies were done. It is unknown if trolamine salicylate is excreted in breast milk; use caution while breastfeeding. Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek the advice of their health professional before using over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.

References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/aspercreme-cream-flex-power-performance-sports-trolamine-salicylate-999363

https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-18450/trolamine-salicylate-topical/details

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