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.
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.

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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...

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...

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...

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...
Agreed. Because the patch is applied topically, the target needs to be close to the surface of the skin. In my experience, most joints are just too deep for the Flector Patch (diclofenac) to reach a concentration as effective as oral medication. However, if you cannot tolerate oral nsaids, it is better than nothing. Read more...

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...

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...

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...