I'm guessing your insurance doesn't cover the cost of the gel very well? Just wondering... can Voltaren be given to horses orally? The topical gel is ungodly expensive, but the tablets are on the $4 list. DH had a tube of gel given to him, and it worked well, but I finally got him to get to the doc for a script for the tabs and it takes care of more aches and pains than the gel.
I actually started buying it from Canada to use on my horse (same thing as Surpass) I tried it out on myself for a chronic focused pain issue and I think I've used it more on me then the horse! I like Alieve in people and bute in a horse for all over aches but I like the Voltaren because it's focused. It's available without a perscription in Canada.
well.ca is a reputable site and they say they ship to the United States. I use it all the time to send vitamins and cold meds directly to my son at university, and since they also have some "grocery" time items I can throw some suprises in his care package at the same time.
Edited to add: I love the stuff. Would not have survived my re-entry to riding without it this spring!
Last edited by NorthwoodsRider; Dec. 9, 2012 at 02:28 PM.
Reason: adding kudos for Voltaren
Ok, so I found this website (figured searching from within Canada might produce better results for you), but I have never dealt with this company. Website "looks" legit (as opposed to another I came up with that looked totally bogus). Now if it is a controlled substance in the US (ie a prescription is needed), they may have cracked down on all cross border shipments of it, regardless of supplier, but worth a try. http://www.pharmacymix.com/product.aspx?ProductID=4797&
It is controlled, and we have to get a prescription and pay $55 to $65 a tube to get an equivalent cream for our horses. And yes, the US has cracked down on cross-border shipments of prescription drugs - very good for the drug companies and very bad for all the old folks trying to get ahold of affordable drugs. But then, the old folks don't pay the pols nearly as much as the drug companies, so what do we expect?
If anybody finds a way to get ahold of Voltaren here in the states, I'd loooooove to know about it!
My husband's doctor prescribed it for him, and our insurance wouldn't cover it. The pharmacy wanted over $100 for a tube. I had purchased it from Canada before, so it's too bad they don't ship here any more.
oh man. I can't believe that, for once, Canada has something over the counter and cheaper than in the States. It sure does not happen very often... yes, the tubes are about mid-teens here (depending where you buy them) and shipping for 4 was about in the teens too IIRC.
Maybe some Canadians going shopping in the US could take a few tubes and mail them from the US... If asked (which I really doubt), they can claim it is for their personal use...
It is controlled, and we have to get a prescription and pay $55 to $65 a tube to get an equivalent cream for our horses.
Holy $*%t!!! It's like $15 bucks here for the biggest tube. I can't imagine I'd be using it as much as I do if I had to get a prescription and pay that much per tube, and that's just for me - I'm not even using it on horses.
When I started riding again at the ripe age of 50, the 100gm tube took up permanent residence in my purse. Use it for everything from achy keyboard hands during a 12 hour shift to the "bigger" sore muscles after trainer has decided we're doing an entire lesson at 1/2 seat!
I use the site feelbest.com to purchase my Voltaran. Once you get on their list you get almost monthly coupons for 15% off. If you purchase $100 of products shipping is free. They have some great sun screens that I have not seen in the US.
Simkie, the coupon code is SeasonsGreetings15 for December. The other thing I order from them is Methocarbamol(Robaxin). It is also over the counter and comes in a variety of doses and plain or mixed with Aspirin, Tylenol or Ibuprofen.