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Is flector patch (diclofenac) banned or still around?

Is flector patch (diclofenac) banned or still around?

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

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What is the definition or description of: flector patch (diclofenac)?

What is the definition or description of: flector patch (diclofenac)?

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

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Is flector patch (diclofenac) good for back injuries?

Is flector patch (diclofenac) good for back injuries?

I used them..: As long as it is for simple back pain. If it doesn't improve over a few weeks, strongly suggest on seeing a Chiropractor to get a back evaluation first. Then maybe go down the massage route. ...Read more

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Is the flector patch (diclofenac) good for arthrites?

Is the  flector patch (diclofenac) good for arthrites?

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

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Doctor sent me a perscription for flector patch (diclofenac). I don't know how to use it?

Doctor sent me a perscription for flector patch (diclofenac). I don't know how to use it?

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

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Can I use a flector patch (diclofenac) if I had previous heart problems?

Can I use a flector patch (diclofenac) if I had previous heart problems?

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

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Should I use flector patch (diclofenac) if I have had previous heart problems?

Should I use flector patch (diclofenac) if I have had previous heart problems?

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

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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?

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?

Ice: 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

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Does anyone know about flector patch (diclofenac) for arthritis pain?

Does anyone know about flector patch (diclofenac) for arthritis pain?

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

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Can I wear a flector patch (diclofenac) on two parts of my body (2 patches at once)? Can I take oral ibuprofen with patch?

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

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Can children grow out of seasonal allergies?

Can children grow out of seasonal allergies?

Sometimes: Some people's allergies get better over years, some get worse, and some are stable. Keeping allergies well-controlled not only keeps kids feeling better and sleeping better, but also doing better in school (it's hard to learn material when you feel miserable)! also, keeping allergies under control decreases the risk of ear infections and sinusitis. ...Read more

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How are today's allergy tests performed on children?

How are today's allergy tests performed on children?

Skin or Blood: Depending on the clinical history and suspected allergen, some practitioners choose the less painful and timely method, which is a blood test looking for specific ige antibodies, also called rast testing. Percutaneous skin tests are still the gold standard for allergy testing. This is something which you should discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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What is the cause of environmental allergies in young children?

What is the cause of environmental allergies in young children?

Air-borne allergies: Environmental allergies affect your respiratory system including the nose, sinuses, eyes and if severe, the lung. Thus, symptoms are nasal congestion, sinus pressure, teary and itchy eyes, cough, wheezing, physical activity limitation and difficulty breathing if you have asthma. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy cause white patches on babys face later on flaking?

What kind of allergy cause white patches on babys face later on flaking?

Reply: Baby's skin is very sensitive. Especially face is exposed to many topical irritants like saliva, rubbing their faces on clothes while being held, face wipes. It's very common to have dry flaky skin on face in babies. Try to keep the face moisturized all the time, used damp washcloth to tap dry the face after feeds, use shoulder towel while carrying, see his dr. As needed. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of delayed reaction allergies in young children?

What are symptoms of delayed reaction allergies in young children?

Delayed reaction: Symptoms do not appear for hours or even days. Poison ivy and similar plants cause some of the best-known delayed hypersensitivity reactions. When a person first touches the plant, no reaction occurs for the first 24 to 48 hours. Read more: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/253484-types-of-delayed-reaction-allergies/#ixzz2vcsli9lf. ...Read more

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What testing is there for?Children and food allergies?

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What testing is there for?Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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