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Flector Patch Abuse
It is still around: It is basically the topical/transdermal form of diclofenac, a sister med of aleve/motrin etc... If you have localized aches/pain/arthitis that is not too deep, then the patch may help without causing gut-side effect such as dyspepsia/bleeding etc...Patch is good locally because it delivers med right to the site at a rather constant rate compared to oral med. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Topical: Apply to affected area no more than twice per day. ...Read more
Patches deliver medi: Theseare patches which deliver meds for pain at the site of pain and are only available by prescription. The med is a non steroidal pain killer diclofenac 1.3%. ...Read more
Yes, maybe..: It is basically the topical/transdermal form of diclofenac, a sister med of aleve/motrin etc... If you have localized aches/pain/arthitis that is not too deep, then the patch may help without causing gut-side effect such as dyspepsia/bleeding etc...Patch is good locally because it delivers med right to the site at a rather constant rate compared to oral med. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Ask doc or pharmacy: Flector patch (diclofenac) is a topical non steroidal anti inflammatory drug. It is applied to the affected area over unbroken skin. If your doc has written a prescription, that information is on the prescription. The pharmacist also knows how to use the patch and there is product literature on - line and in the box of patches. ...Read more
Diclofenac: Interesting question, there is some suggestive new evidence suggesting some NSAIDs may be associated with increased risk of heart attack. If you've had coronary artery disease or it runs in the family, it might be prudent to avoid diclofenac. You don't say what heart problems you have/had ...Read more
Possibly: From the manufacturer's site: "flector patch, like other nsaids, may cause an increased risk of serious cv thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may increase with duration of use. Patients with cv disease or risk factors for cv disease may be at greater risk" however, there is minimal systemic absorption so the risk is theoretically lower than pills. ...Read more
Using flector patch (diclofenac). Can I still continue to take ec naproxen 500mg x2 daily with patch? Patch literature says no. Dr. Says yes. Need more opinions.
Have a muscle knot in my neck, right side. 1+ weeks. Flector patch, (diclofenac) Advil 600+ not touching it. Should I heat or ice it? Other strategies?
Is it just a muscle knot or is it something that is hurting you? Muscle knots can be present due to posture and strain.
Ice as well as warmth can help. Try icing it first with a frozen bean bag for about 3-5 minutes followed by stretching the area. ...Read more
2 hydrocodon 10_325 with flector patch (diclofenac) after 2 hours of hydro feel weak trouble breathing temperature 94 pressure 94/66 58 or 100/66 10 hour now?
Go to ER: If you are having problem breathing, go to er now. ...Read more
See below: The Flector Patch is transdermal diclofenac which is an anti-inflammatory medication. It is indicated for short term relief of muscle strains. Some doctors use it for more long term use although it has not really been studied for that. ...Read more
Can I wear a flector patch (diclofenac) on two parts of my body (2 patches at once)? Can I take oral ibuprofen with patch?
Yes and no, but...: Yes, you can take flector patch on two parts of your body, but realize that the main ingredient, diclofenac, will be absorbed through the skin and therefore you are getting double the dose (externally and internally). It is an NSAID (nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug) and so you should take any other NSAID, such as ibuprofen, while using the patch; avoid prolonged use. ...Read more
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? ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Any tips for getting lidoderm or flector patches (diclofenac) to stick? They always fall off. My skin isn't oily or overly hairy.
Many reasons: Limited insight and self-awareness coupled with low self esteem and often a history of abuse are often characteristics of abusers. Abusers tend to blame their victims but abuse is the result of something wrong with the abuser not the victim. Adherence to strong gender roles, presence of a toddler/teen in the home, holidays, and football are all stressors that increase chances of abusive episodoe. ...Read more
NA and/or AA: Any drug or alcohol abuse needs treatment or great support to stop. NA and AA (same principles and can go to either one no matter what the substance), if practice the program (go to meetings regularly & more often if feeling tempted) is as effective as many high cost programs for sobriety. It is a good idea to see a doc and get checked to make sure there is no liver damage or other problems, too ...Read more
Abuse and neglect: The medical model says that any child who is actively harmed physically or sexually or who is neglected or left in harms way or to fend for themselves then such treatment needs to be reported to child protective services as soon as possible. ...Read more
For occasional use: Oxymetazoline is the ingredient in afrin, dristan, or drixine. It is an otc nasal decongestant spray that shrinks the blood vessels in the nose (vasoconstricts) so the nose gets less swollen inside. The person then breathes better for a few hours. Usually it is used for 1-3 days, not long term, to avoid "rebound congestion" whenever the spray wears off. Using too often or too long may be "abuse". ...Read more
It happens: It is a common experience for a victim of abuse to become a perpetrator of abuse. Research shows that some children who are abused experience aggression and then model that aggression with the next generation. This does not happen with every victim of abuse but it does happen. Therapy can help break this cycle. Take care, . ...Read more
Therapy: Instead of worrying about the past, which you can't change, find a good therapist to help you be more present in the NOW. Learn how to cope better and deal with anxieties in order to become happier and healthier in the future. Learning to deal with your feelings, and accepting yourself, are far more important skills for you as an adult. ...Read more
Boy friend abuse?: Be straight forward with him, what u like and what u don't like. If he continue to do what u. Dislike, it means he does not care about u. And u may be waisting u time with him. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Boys who have grown up in chaotic / abusive / violent homes have learned behaviors that enabled survival but that serve them poorly as adults. They tend to be mistrustful, confused and may withdraw. This is better than continuing the pattern of violence. There's little you can do beyond kind words -- you can't change a person and they may resent your efforts. And some people simply to be alone. ...Read more
Very common: Unfortunatey, the usa is a country plaged with both prescrition, and nonprescription drug addicts. Many of these individuals or occupying space in overcrowded prisions, others are at large, perhaps homeless, and using criminal means to support their drug habits. The war on drugs has failed horrably, and due to past misguided effects to erraticate cannibus, the real threat today crystal meth. ...Read more
It is hard to know: It is hard to know in every situation why this occurs. Sometimes there is a long pattern of domestic violence in the relationship, caregiver personal problems also increase the risk as does social isolation. The more in recent term is "elder mistreatment" which includes physical abuse, and also neglect as well as financial, emotional, and sexual abuse. If you suspect this is occuring report it! ...Read more