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03/26/2012 11:28 AM

Votarin Gel...............

powmia
 
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Does anyone know what is going on with Volatin Gel. I've had a script for 2 mths and can not find it in any pharmacy. All I know it has to do with the manufacture has back orders for it. What does that mean? It worked so well I hope soon they will start making this. Anyone else with this problem?
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03/26/2012 11:31 AM
mem1318

This has to be filled, it is not an over the counter Rx. Ask your Dr if they has sample.

Post edited by: Realityworld, at: 03/26/2012 11:32 AM


03/26/2012 11:35 AM
mem6526

It is called VOLTAREN Gel.

Here is some more information on it below.

http://www.voltarengel.com/consumer/default.aspx


03/26/2012 12:10 PM
powmia
 
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I knew it was by prescr. only. Used it for several years. Just wondering if co. discontiune making.

03/26/2012 12:36 PM
mem6526

What State are you in? Do you have a Walgreen's pharmacy?

03/26/2012 12:41 PM
FibroCFS
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My co-pay is very expensive so I actually order it on bonanza.

I could never afford to use it for the amount of pain I have. I use it on my hands for osteo-arthritis. I could never have enough for the Fibro.

Post edited by: FibroCFS, at: 03/26/2012 12:42 PM


03/26/2012 05:41 PM
Auntie3285
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I have used Voltaren Gel for 3-4 years now, off and on, and it truly does work well for me.

My last 'script for it was in September and they (Kroger Pharmacy) filled it with 2 large tubes of Voltaren . It was pricey even with insurance but pharmacist said my insurance ""only covered 2 tubes at a fill"" . Didn t make sense to me but I paid for and took the 2 tubes.

Therefore, I didn t need a new 'script for it when I saw PCP last week as I have plenty. We did talk about it but he didn t mention anything about possibly not being able to get it in the future. Now I m wondering what is going on also ....

Like RW mentioned, contact your dr. office and see if they can give you samples until you can get more with a 'script.

Good luck ~~~

Marilyn


03/26/2012 06:25 PM
MoiraWolf
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I read up on it... I have osteoarthritis in my left hip, and it says it hasn't been studied for use on the hip or spine. *sighs* Hip is what I need it for!

03/26/2012 07:49 PM
mem1318

I have used it on my hips, thighs, back, shouder, arms, wrist. It did help me, just use it only when have too. Good Luck. By they way if one Dr don't have it ask another one of your Dr.
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