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Ibuprofen Gel in the US?


Since mentioned by Bushidobadboy, I started looking into this stuff as i'm dealing with some tendonitis in my right elbow and wrist. But from the amount of searching i've done, i'm under the assumption that ibuprofen gel is still not available in the US. Are there alternatives? Crushing up some advil tablets or better yet, the liquid gelcaps? Any thoughts are welcome. Thanks.


A simple google search of "ibuprofen gel" has the 1st link to Amazon.com which produced this: http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=ibuprofen+gel&tag=googhydr-20&index=hpc&hvadid=1098876521&ref=pd_sl_4nwwkfe8gw_e

Can't say how effective or good any of the products are as I have never used them, but there are a couple IBU Gels there. The one anti-inflammatory gel/cream I am familiar with is Voltaren, but I believe that is by physician Rx only.

You can also try homeopathic remedies such as arnica and various oils (lavender, aroma siez, etc).