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Are there any alternative medication for Olfen gel?

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Dr. Noble Zachariah

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :1974

Answered : 2243 Questions

Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Dr. Noble XXXXXXX
My only problem has been finding the olfen gel. My daughter, a nurse, contacted the HyVee pharmacy near Des Moines and was told I cannot get the gel over the counter because it has an ingredient that requires a doctor's prescription. Any alternatives. My legs are still weak, but the blood sugar is below 200 now.
Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
OTC topical application containing Salicylate or Capsaicin.

Detailed Answer:


Welcome back.

Sorry for the delay in replying.

You can use any locally available topical application containing salicylate or capsaicin as these would give relief. The pharmacist would help you as what OTC product is available there.

Bengay pain relieving cream or Walgreen's Capsaicin cream are examples.

Hope you will get better soon.

Do let me know if you have further queries.

Have a good day.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Noble Zachariah 2 days later
Thank you for telling me what key ingredients would help.
Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah 36 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Most welcome.

Detailed Answer:


Hope you were able to get the medication and feeling better.

Wish you good health and a great day.

Take care.

Dr. Noble Zachariah, Internal Medicine Specialist

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