Drug Name

Brand Name(s)
Rub A535®, Aspercreme®, BenGay®, Flexall®, Myoflex®, etc.

Drug Class
Non-prescription medication

Salicylate topical preparations are an alternative for osteoarthritis (OA) pain not relieved with acetaminophen or for people who cannot tolerate or are reluctant to use oral medications.

This information was last updated November 2017, with expert advice from:

Jason Kielly, B.Sc. (pharm.), Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Clinical Pharmacist, Rheumatic Health Program, Eastern Health

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