Years ago my grandmother purchased diclofenac gel (an anti-inflammatory medication) while visiting family outside the United States. Eventually she ran out and asked me to obtain some for her locally. I informed her that it was not yet approved for sale in the United States. A few days later a patient in my office told me that she purchases it in Mexico and would be traveling there shortly. When she returned, she gifted a tube to her and I am forever grateful.
At the time of that story, the primary preparation of diclofenac in the United States was tablets. Now we also have gel and patch formulations available. The gel is applied four times daily and the patch twice daily. (Both of these have online discounts available, at http://www.voltarengel.com/consumer/default.aspx and https://www.flectorpatch.com/Download-Coupon.aspx respectively.)
For more information about anti-inflammatory medication, please contact Dr. Miller by calling (847) 675-3400 or via this website ("Contact Us" link at the top of this page).