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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?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
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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