I was prescribed the patch yesterday, now I see there is a gel on the market. No one mentions the price of the gel, the patch is VERY expensive, but after 1 day of using, it seems to relieve severe pain I'm having. If gel is cheaper would it work as well as the patch & be less expensive. I also find the edges of the patch "pop" up. Thank you for any help.
8 Nov 2009
I don't think the gel will work nearly as well. The patch is better for acute pain. It targets the pain site and has minimal systemic effects (side-effects) . Voltaren gel is not particularly expensive and is available over the counter at your pharmacy. You could try it and see what you think.
2 Jan 2013
The cost of Voltaren Gel, 1% is only about $39 bucks. I use it often even daily on elbow, hands, toes. I find that two applications really works better for pain, an I also use a little water to "reactivate" the dried gel, which works nicely.
It's a bother, smells of ammonia upon application, and rubs in well. My Medicare covers the price.
I finally got an increase of supply, 3 tubes a month which I use when the arthritis flares. I have no experience with the patch. The gell is swell.
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