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Suggest treatment for leg muscle spasms

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Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014
Question: I have leg muscle spams at night that keep me awake...I have been using Voltaren gel that has helped very well. I was given a free sample and am running out. This was given to me for a shoulder spams which I don't need the Voltaren for anymore. I need a prescription. Can you issue one for me?
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You do not need a prescription for this!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

Unfortunately, this drug can only be obtained through a prescription. We do not provide prescription through this portal. You would need to talk to your prescribing doctor about this. This is not a controlled substance and a prescription for this should be easily provided by your physician.

In all, this drug is only available on prescription. Only your prescribing doctor is able to provide a script for this. Talk to him/her and pretty sure they would address this with you.

I hope this addresses your query fully. Let me know if there is anything else you would like us to address at this time. I wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (7 hours later)
Is there any over-the-counter medication that I can use to relieve my leg spasms.
I do not have a Primary care doctor now since I recently moved here and am looking for relief ASAP.

Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Try Ibuprofene

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for this follow up query.

It is really unfortunate that you do not have primary care doctor right now. Diclofenac is in the same class of drugs like Ibuprofen and they should both do the same job. Unfortunately, there is no ibuprofen gel but the tablets are equally effective.

Also, you may go to the pharmacy and ask the doctor what other form of this anti inflammatory similar or equivalent to diclofenac gel is available that can be gotten over the counter. They may have some not known to us that is present on the market.

I hope this helps. I wish you well and hope you get to find this drug. Thank you so much for this follow up and feel free to keep the discussion going if need be.
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Brief Answer: You do not need a prescription for this! Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. Unfortunately, this drug can only be obtained through a prescription. We do not provide prescription through this portal. You would need to talk to your prescribing doctor about this. This is not a controlled substance and a prescription for this should be easily provided by your physician. In all, this drug is only available on prescription. Only your prescribing doctor is able to provide a script for this. Talk to him/her and pretty sure they would address this with you. I hope this addresses your query fully. Let me know if there is anything else you would like us to address at this time. I wish you well.