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A 66-year-old male asked:

I have ulcerative colitis in remission. can i use topical voltarol gel containing diclofenac for a painful hamstring strain?

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Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: You should be able to use the transdermal anti-inflammatories without too much of a problem. These medications commonly caused your Tatian of the G.I. tract but not if transmitted through the skin

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Last updated May 8, 2016

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