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Is flector patch (diclofenac) banned or still around?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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