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Flector Patch Recall
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.
Lighter skin spots?: In the U.S., getting new whitish or lighter-colored skin spots may be from a deficiency of skin oil, skin moisture, pigment (melanin), or pigment cells (melanocytes), but is not suspected to be from a deficiency of any nutrients (because people have adequate nutrition). Some infections can leave lighter spots. A dermatologist can examine the spots to see if they are just eczema, or something else. ...Read more
Tough to answer in: Only 400 characters. Greed is too simple. Bureaucrats making up rules to justify their jobs. Insurance companies putting profit in front of patient's well being. Politicians using inflammatory statements just to get re-elected. Radio and tv reporting 1/2 truths for ratings. Lawyers hunting for class action suits for huge wins. Lobbyests putting clients ahead of what's right. And i can go on. ...Read more
Yes: You must be aware of the surface area. Its important to use just the one patch for the recommended duration, remove it and replace it with another. As long as you do not stick on multiple patches you are safe. ...Read more
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