Topical Analgesics


Topical analgesics are widely available - many without prescription - in a variety of application forms. Some are rubbed onto the skin to produce pain relief, but there are also plasters available on the market.

There is a number of possible definitions for topical analgesics since many different applications fall under this category.

Main categories of topical analgesics include

Rubefacients: traditional formulations based on salicylate and nicotinate esters, capsaicin and capsicumextracts and derivatives
 
NSAIDs: diclofenac, felbinac, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, piroxicam, naproxen, flurbiprofen and other NSAIDs
 
A miscellaneous group: including benzydamine, mucopolysaccharide polysulphate, salicylamide and cooling sprays
 


Other topical analgesics

5% lidocaine medicated plaster

 

Pain Treatment


Learn more about:

  Non-pharmacological treatment

  Non-opioids

  Opioids

  Co-Analgesics

 


How does topical lidocaine
relieve pain?


Learn more about the mechanism of action:


5% lidocaine medicated plaster

 


New Concepts in Pain


Learn more about new concepts meeting the complexity of pain.


New concepts

 


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