Local Analgesic Cream
This preparation contains a combination of diethylamine salicylate and salicylic acid. Diethylamine salicylate is a derivative of salicylic acid, and they both act to cause redness and heat at the area of application. This sensation of heat creates a source of distraction from the initial pain felt in the muscles or joints. They also have a direct pain relieving and anti-inflammatory effect. This preparation is used to relieve the pain associated with a variety of conditions associated with muscle and joint pain.
* Inflammation of fibrous tissue such as muscle (fibrositis)
* Pain in mid and lower back
* Pain in the lower back and hip which travels down the back of the thigh into the leg (sciatica)
* Pain in the muscles and bones (musculoskeletal pain)