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

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

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

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

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

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

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White patches on body due to which deficencey?

White patches on body due to which deficencey?

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

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Dr. Adams(patch adams) feels the greatest sickness facing medicine is greed. What do you think?

Dr. Adams(patch adams) feels the greatest sickness facing medicine is greed. What do you think?

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

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Do lidocaine patches work?

Do lidocaine patches work?

Yes.: They work for a variety of cutaneous pain syndromes. ...Read more

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Oxytrol OTC patch okay for men?

Oxytrol OTC patch okay for men?

Bph: If you have prostatic enlargement, overactive bladder medications such as urolatrol can lead to urinary retention. I would only take it following evaluation for BPH my urologist. It may be that more direct treatment of your BPH would be a better option. ...Read more

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How to treat facial dark patches?

How to treat facial dark patches?

Hyperpigmented patch: People try to use non prescription bleaching cream. There are several of them or consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How is leukemia patches look like?

How is leukemia patches look like?

Usually none: Most leukemia patients have either no skin involvement, or nothing more than bruises or small spots of bleeding under the skin (petechiae). Lumps or rashes are unusual for most leukemia cases. There are exceptions. If you have leukemia, see your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Does taking penicillin affect my patch?

Type of patch: What type of patch are you using . Many medicines are administered via patch. ...Read more

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When will the mongolian patch disappear?

Never: A mongolian patch may fade but will remain from birth to death. ...Read more

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Could you overdose off lidocaine patches?

Could you overdose off lidocaine patches?

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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How effectively do lidocaine patches work?

Very well: They are vg at relieving pain at the skin level, for example with shingles. ...Read more

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Dark patch on foreskin appeared overnight?

Dark patch on foreskin appeared overnight?

See your doc: Penile lesions can range in etiology from inflammatory, infectious, or malignant causes. There are also other possibilities. See a primary care physician and get it checked. ...Read more

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I have black patch on both sides of my cheeks?

I have black patch on both sides of my  cheeks?

?dental trauma: Sometimes it could be trauma from biting your cheek; an 'amalgam tatoo' from old fillings or a blood blister. Suggest you see your dentist or an oral surgeon ...Read more