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Can Diclofenac Sodium cream on the hip for pain?

I was wondering if I could use Diclofenac Sodium 1% cream for pain in my hip from a bursa. I currently take Naproxen 500 mg tab 2 daily for hip pain and Gabapentin 300 mg 2 capsules at bedtime for restless legs and 1 tab of Ropinirole at bedtime for restless legs. I thought that maybe the Diclofenac Sodium could be taken in place of the Naproxen. Thank you Jeanne
Thu, 25 Oct 2018
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Neurologist 's  Response
Hi,

Yes, Diclofenac sodium can be used as an alternative; but, I suggest not to switch before consulting your treating doctor.

Diclofenac cream can be applied locally as well.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ajay Panwar, Neurologist
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