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To: expat1000

Diclofenac in my opinion should never be taken orally - which is the form in question here.

Diclofenac can safely be used topically. There is a new formulation of Voltaren gel being sold OTC by Novartis in India that is about 5 times for effective than previous topical diclofenac products. It uses a tocopherol phosphate carrier to take the diclo deeper into the tissues without allowing it to reach the circulatory system.

I imagine that if sales in India are as expected, this formulation will quickly replace Novartis’ old Voltaren formulations around the world.


7 posted on 06/29/2013 4:42:16 AM PDT by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: John Valentine

That’s good news. Does this new formulation have a unique identifier to set it apart from the old formulation?

In the US, Voltaren Gel, is a prescription product, unless that’s also changed in the past two years.


9 posted on 06/29/2013 4:56:58 AM PDT by Postman (.......................................................Boehner - Enforce the Hastert Rule!!!!)
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To: John Valentine

Oh great... I’ve been taking it for years..

But, only sparingly... I take it before I play golf. So, probably refill my 30 pills 1-2 times a year.

Now what will I do? And, DON’T SAY “lose weight”!


14 posted on 06/29/2013 7:18:33 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them f)
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