Aspercreme Heat

Name: Aspercreme Heat

Uses of Aspercreme Heat

  • It is used to ease muscle and joint aches and pain.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Very bad skin irritation.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Very bad skin irritation.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Pain

Menthol topical 1.4% pad, 1.25% pad, and menthol 7% topical gel:
12 years or older: Apply topically to affected area 3 to 4 times daily.

Menthol topical 5% pad:
10 years or older: Apply topically to affected area 3 to 4 times daily.

Menthol topical 6% spray:
13 years or older: Spray topically to affected area as needed not to exceed 4 times a day.

Menthol topical 2% topical gel:
2 years or older: Apply topically to affected area 3 to 4 times daily.

Menthol topical 2.5% topical gel:
12 years or older: Apply topically to affected area no more than 4 times daily.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Pruritus

2 years and older:
Menthol 0.15% or 0.5% topical lotion: Apply topically to affected area 3 to 4 times daily.

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