Called Novartis since it was prescribed for me and no where on the instructions did it tell me how much should be used for rib pain. Was told by Novartis not to use it. Am concerned that this is not known by obviously my Dtr and possibly patients who might be on it. The safety of it concerns me greatly
Does everyone know that Voltaren Gel is not suggested for rib pain?
Question posted by auddonz on 18 June 2012
Last updated on 11 July 2012
my doctor prescibed voltaren gel a week ago for my shoulder pain, my husband applied it 1 time to my shoulder and it had been burning like fire ever since. What should I do?
Voltaren Gel is also not suggested for back pain either, but sometimes for me, it is a lifesaver!! My doctor prescribed it for my back. just thought that you would want to know, they just haven't had it approved by the FDA for certain parts of the body. It shouldn't be any different no matter where you put it, as your skin is going to absorb it regardless of where you put it. Good luck!
The didn't tell you why? I have my own theory on it, but let me see what I can find out about it. You've left us know about it so you're starting out on what you can do about it. I would certainly call my doctor and let him know so he can give you something else.
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