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Is voltaren being taken off the market?

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Unread 03-09-2012, 10:34 AM   #1
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Default Is voltaren being taken off the market?

I tried to fill me voltaren gel yesterday only to be told that the company is no longer providing it for sale and that none is excepeted in the near future. I have a lot if back problems & don't use the same produce more than a few days in a row. Now one of the ones that seem to work well is gone. Use only ncids or over the counter. For back shoulder knee pain. Any help.
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Unread 03-09-2012, 01:04 PM   #2
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I cannot find a press release on this. It is still listed on the FDA.gov website Orange Book.

Sometimes companies halt production for various reasons.
Then start up again. Sometimes they stop making a brand name when it goes generic. Could be any number of reasons.

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Unread 08-15-2012, 05:38 AM   #3
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Frown i was told it is being taken off the market in the usa

I was at the doctor last week for an unrelated visit and heard him telling the nurse that voltaren gel was no longer available and being removed from the Usa market. Since he is not my doctor for my voltaren prescription he had no reason to have brought it up to me so I asked about it. He said the pharmacy Rep told him there are no samples available anymore because of the Fda taking it offthe market. He seemed certain about it.

I am so upset about this. My joints and muscles are so painful and the vgel allowed me to go off of 2 narcotics that were hit and miss as far as helping me be more comfortable. I am on enough meds already so removing the other two that made me dopey and tired but only sometimes relieved my pain was an amazing day for me. I didn't think vgel would do anything for me and when it gave me enough relief to find a comfortable position to rest or sleep-it was like a miracle. Granted sometimes it doesn't do it but it is better than anything else I tried in8 years.

If anyone knows anything about the truth of this please please let us all know. I have some still and will see my rheum. Shortly but would like any details if you get them. Quality of life seems to be the one thing nobody who is Healthy seems to care about or understand these days.
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Originally Posted by sickpuppy View Post
He said the pharmacy Rep told him there are no samples available anymore because of the Fda taking it offthe market. He seemed certain about it.
If this is true, I think I'd be more interested in the reason why. If there's some longterm or safety concern, it may be a good thing in the long run.

I don't want to see anyone suffer when something works [and they're subsequently deprived of it], but the priorities have traditionally been (and I can't disagree) safe and effective rather than the other way around.

Hope everyone affected can find a safer and effective alternative.

Dr. Zachary Smith
Oh, the pain... THE PAIN...

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