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Aspercreme® products are carefully made to provide temporary topical pain relief so you can keep doing the activities you love. That starts with effective ingredients.

In some of our products, you may see “active” and “inactive” or “inert” ingredients. Active ingredients are responsible for providing pain relief, while inactive ingredients are any ingredients other than the active drug ingredient. These ingredients typically contribute to the overall formulation, such as the touch, feel, and smell of a product.

One example is Aspercreme® Lidocaine Pain Relief Roll-On With Essential Oils. Lidocaine, which relieves pain, is the active ingredient and essential oils, which provide pleasing scents, are inactive ingredients.

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Lidocaine — Temporarily Relieves Minor Pain

Lidocaine is a local anesthetic. That is, it is a numbing medication that works by reducing nerve signals at the site of pain. Topical lidocaine is used to temporarily relieve minor pain.1

Trolamine Salicylate — Relieves Joint Pain

Trolamine salicylate is a pain reliever that has been shown to be safe and effective for the temporary relief of minor joint pain.2

Aspercreme® Products With Trolamine Salicylate

Diclofenac — Reduces Inflammation To Relieve Arthritis Pain

Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It's used to treat pain associated with osteoarthritis (arthritis of the joints), and also helps reduce stiffness and improve mobility.3

A man grips his ankle as if in pain.
Aspercreme® Products With Diclofenac

Select Inactive Ingredients Enhance The Experience

The active ingredients do the hard work: reducing pain and helping you get back to your everyday routine. The inactive ingredients contribute to the overall formulation, such as the touch, feel, and smell of a product.


Aloe is a clear gel derived from the aloe vera plant4 that can be used to help moisturize and soothe the skin.5


Most Aspercreme® products are fragrance free. That way you can use them anytime, without broadcasting any artificial scent.

For pain relief with a pleasing scent, try Aspercreme® Lidocaine Pain Relief Roll On with Essential Oil.

Essential Oils

Essential oils provide fragrance derived from plants and have been used throughout human history for a variety of purposes.6


Lavender is a flowering plant in the mint family. Often associated with stress relief, its essential oil has a floral scent that many people find calming and provides a luxurious sensory experience.

Bergamot Orange

Made from citrus derivatives, bergamot orange essential oil has a pleasant and invigorating aroma.

Rosemary And Mint

Rosemary is an aromatic, evergreen shrub. You may recognize it from the flavor it adds to food. Mint is used in countless ways, from toothpaste flavoring to tea.

Don’t Let Pain Get In Your Way

A woman grips her lower leg, appearing to be in pain.

Aspercreme® offers a full range of innovative topical solutions to help relieve everyday pain. Aspercreme® with lidocaine works fast to numb away the pain, while our diclofenac gel provides full-prescription-strength arthritis pain relief.

Enjoy doing all the things you love, and make the most of each day without worrying about aches and pains or discomfort.

Find the Aspercreme® product that’s right for you.



1. National Institute of Health, U.S. National Library of Medicine, dailymed, editors. LIDOCAINE 4% CREAM, Dailymed.org (dailymed.nlm.nih.gov), January 22, 2019.

2. Cleveland Clinic, editors. Trolamine Salicylate, Cleveland Clinic (my.clevelandclinic.org), 2021.

3. Mayo Clinic, editors. Diclofenac, Mayo Clinic (mayoclinic.org), 2021.

4. Mayo Clinic, editors. Aloe, Mayo Clinic (mayoclinic.org), 2020.

5. Mayo Clinic, editors. Moisturizers: Options for Softer Skin, Mayo Clinic (mayoclinic.org), October 18, 2019.