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Asperflex Advance (topical)

Generic Name: of Camphor, Menthol and Methyl Salicylate for Topical Administration [KAM-for, MEN-thol and METH-il-sa-LIS-il-ate][KAM-for, MEN-thol, and METH-il-sa-LIS-il-ate]
Brand Names:
Asperflex Advance, Bengay Ultra Strength FlexAll 454 Ultra Plus Fordagel MCM Instant Pain Relief >> show all11 brands
Drug class: topical rubefacient

What is Asperflex Advance?

Asperflex Advance (for the skin) is a blend product that is designed to provide temporary relief of minor discomfort due to arthritis, muscle strains, cramps, strains or sprains, bruises, and backaches.Asperflex Advance can be used for other purposes not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Asperflex Advance

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,Stop taking this medicine and consult your physician at the earliest opportunity if you notice extreme burning, stinging, swelling, irritation, pain, rash, or blisters on the area in which the medicine was injected.The less serious side effects could be more likely, and there may be no side effects whatsoever.This list does not encompass every possible side effect and others could arise as well. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. Please contact the FDA with any symptoms at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the instructions on the label of the product as well as the packaging. Inform your healthcare professionals about your medical issues, allergies, and all medications you take.

Before you take this drug

It is recommended not to make use of Asperflex Advance if you are allergic to it or to salicylates like Aspirin Nuprin Backache Caplet Kaopectate, KneeRelief, Pamprin Cramp Formula, Pepto-Bismol, Tricosal, Trilisate, and a few others.The patch for the skin may contain latex and can be harmful if you suffer from allergies. Consult your physician and pharmacist to determine if this patch is suitable for use.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist to determine if this medication is suitable for use if you are:

  • A cardiovascular disease;
  • Stomach bleeding;
  • Redness in the areas where you are experiencing minor pain or
  • Kidney disease.

Consult a physician or pharmacist prior to using this medication on children.Consult a physician before taking this medication if you are nursing or pregnant.If you are breastfeeding, refrain from applying this medication to the nipple areas of your body.

How to take Asperflex Advance?

Apply exactly as indicated on the label or as directed by your physician. The gel or cream forms of this medication are typically applied to the affected area at least 3 to 4 times daily.Apply an Asperflex Advance skin patch to clean dry skin. The patch should be firmly pressed to secure it for a maximum of 8 hours. Don't wear it for longer than 3 days. Do not apply more than one patch at a given time unless your physician advises you to.Do not chew it. Topical medicines are to be used solely on the skin. Avoid applying it to open wounds or applying it to sunburned, windburned, or inflamed skin. Rinse thoroughly with water if the medicine is absorbed into your mouth or eyes.Be sure to read and adhere to any instructions for use that come with your medication. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor for clarification if you are unsure of the instructions.Wash your hands thoroughly prior to and after applying the medicine.Do not cover the skin with a tightly-sealed wrap or heat pad.Camphor as well as menthol may cause an uncomfortable discomfort or chill sensation. This tends to be mild and should diminish with time and usage. If you experience significant discomfort, clean the skin using soap and water.

This medication could cause severe adverse reactions. Stop taking this medicine and contact your doctor immediately if you suffer from:

  • Symptoms that don't improve over 7 days;
  • Symptoms, which go away only to later return;
  • Mild pain and redness in the region of the skin on which the medication was sprayed;
  • Your condition gets worse.

Keep the storage at room temperature, free of heat and moisture. Be sure to keep away from direct sunlight.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Asperflex Advance can be used as required and does not come with a daily dose schedule. It is not recommended to apply the product more frequently than the time indicated on the product's label.

What happens if I overdose?

A dose in the form of Asperflex Advance is not expected to pose a risk. Get medical attention immediately or contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 if you have accidentally swallowed the medication.

What should be avoided?

Do not take this medication through your nose, eyes, or mouth. If contact does occur, rinse your mouth with water.Drinking alcohol can increase your chance of bleeding from your stomach.Avoid other topical pain medications unless your doctor has told you to.

Interaction with other drug

Skin care products are unlikely to be affected by any other medications you take. However, there are many drugs that interact with each other. Inform your doctor about the medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.