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Is the flector patch (diclofenac) good for arthrites?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: It can help

It is essentially an anti-inflammatory medication delivered topically.
Similiarly, one can use voltaren (diclofenac) gel or cream. All of the above do require a prescription.

In brief: It can help

It is essentially an anti-inflammatory medication delivered topically.
Similiarly, one can use voltaren (diclofenac) gel or cream. All of the above do require a prescription.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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