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what to do if i discovered pack of flector patches (diclofenac) in my sons room?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Flector patches (diclofenac): Since Flector patches (diclofenac) are by prescription only, your son either saw a doctor and got a prescription for them, or he obtained illegally. They are a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), used to relieve pain from minor sprains, strains. Obviously, there is concern about drug use by your son that you are unaware of. You need an open conversation with him about your finding and other drug use

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A 38-year-old member asked:

I found pack of flector patches (diclofenac) in my sons room. What do I do?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
They âre great: You apply them locally to aching muscles, joints. The advantage is that they deliver a local dose to your sore area. In this case it is diclofenac which is the generic drug of voltaren. It may be effective but if you have many sore areas you will need the oral pill. The patch can have some of the same side effects as the oral pill which is an nsaid. Why did you son have these to treat an injury?

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