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Jennifer, the FDA approved this gel for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain. It is a topical gel and functions like
Advil but in gel form specifically to rid you of pain wherever you apply it. I am even putting it on a herniated disc in my back. You put it on, the pain subsides and that is it. Two forms Voltaren and Solareze. Solareze is stronger and better.
 

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Just remember that Solaraze is the stronger form of Voltaren
that your MD may have heard of. 3% vs. 1%. Funny thing is I have been using it for months and misspelling it all along. Thank you Ms Patti.
 

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Does the gel have the negative impacts on the kidney that Advil can? That's why I cannot take Advil. If I could use a gel, that would be awesome. Also, good for my husband who is having to wait to have knee surgery until he get insurance in his new job... maybe 6 months!
 

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OK, I remember that conversation. When I "Googled" it the web site says it is for skin cancer from sun exposure. Maybe lesions caused by that hurt and that was the original intent, Cancer. Patti, let us know what you think. This might be a down step in the off narcotics process, right?
 

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Also, does it work more effectively than taking Nsaid orally or is it just an alternative?
 

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10x more effective. first there are no stomach issues and secondly it is applied and works only in the area where you spread the gel. Orally it is used by pain receptors throughout your body not just the knee in our case. Give it a try.
 

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OK, I remember that conversation. When I "Googled" it the web site says it is for skin cancer from sun exposure. Maybe lesions caused by that hurt and that was the original intent, Cancer. Patti, let us know what you think. This might be a down step in the off narcotics process, right?
Jennifer, I explained that the Solaraze is the 3% version of the Voltaren (1%) that was approved for osteoarthritis .My
OS felt the 3% would just work better.
 

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Does the gel have the negative impacts on the kidney that Advil can? That's why I cannot take Advil. If I could use a gel, that would be awesome. Also, good for my husband who is having to wait to have knee surgery until he get insurance in his new job... maybe 6 months!
No kidney impact as it is a topical gel, does not enter the blood stream in the strength that Advil does. What you do not want to do is both at the same time however. (I must confess that I have with no effect but they say not to do both at the same time.
 

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"But at this point, the conclusions aren't firm enough to start taking ibuprofen or any other NSAID to help ward off dementia, he said." (quote from the article). But it looks like this debate is finally on again. Keeps popping up every few years.
 

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I saw that on the news this morning..If it is true, then I should be fine..I've taken mega doses for years
 

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I feel smarter already! Just wish I could remember what I did with my car keys?
 

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Well, if you think about it, it is about time we got some benefit from having friking messed up knees!!!!
Besides the friends we've found on this forum...just sayin'
 

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I just wish I'd bought stock in Advil years ago. I personally have made a lot of people rich! I liked it much better than what I take now--- which is diclofenac (the oral form of the gel you are all talking about). I don't think the oral diclofenac helps with the pain like the Advil every 4 hours did..... and it is supposedly even harder on your system than ibuprofen.... maybe I will try switching back again.....and keep my mental faculties too...
 
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