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Flector Patch Description

Flector Patch consists of a prescription strength non-steroidal anti inflammatory drug (NSAID) called Diclofenac Epolamine. Your doctor may recommend Flector Patch to treat the acute pain and inflammation caused by strains, sprains, and contusions. Acute pain usually means a stabbing, twisting, tearing, or burning sensation that will require short-term pain medicine. It is not advised to apply a Flector Patch to any area of skin that is broken or irritated as too much of the active drug could be absorbed which can increase the risk of side effects.

Enjoy Relief from Swelling and Inflammation with Flector Patch

Once the Flector Patch has been placed over the injured site, Diclofenac Epolamine is absorbed into your skin cells continuously for a period of 12 hours before replacing it with a new patch, if needed. To reduce your inflammation, Flector Patch inhibits the enzyme cyclo-oxygenase (COX) which is responsible for producing prostaglandins. These are chemical messengers that are triggered when an injury is detected. The prostaglandins rush to the site of the injury and cause the area to become swollen and inflamed. Although this is part of your body’s healing process, it can be painful. Flector Patch reduces the prostaglandin levels to bring you relief and decrease the swelling and inflammation as you begin to heal.

Conditions Treated by Flector Patch

Strains can happen when a tendon or muscle is stretched too far as a result of overuse or improper use and can happen while bending, lifting, or a trip and fall accident. The cold weather can make your muscles stiff so it’s a good idea to warm up before performing any tasks that could cause an injury.

A sprain is the injury to a ligament when it has been twisted or wrenched aggressively. These injuries usually involve a wrist or ankle and they can be very painful. By applying ice as soon as possible, you may be able to minimize swelling; then your doctor may recommend a Flector Patch to help decrease the inflammation and pain. If nothing has resolved after 2 weeks, speak to your doctor as further treatment may be required.

Before You Apply Flector Patch

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding before using the Flector Patch as it may be harmful to your unborn or nursing baby. Discuss other medical conditions or allergies you have and list any OTC and Rx medicine you are taking, including herbal remedies and vitamin supplements, so your doctor can determine if there will be any contraindications with adding Flector Patch. You should not take oral NSAIDs while you are using a Flector Patch due to an increased risk of gastrointestinal issues or damage to your liver or kidneys.

Flector Patch Risks and Recommendations

Limit alcohol use and stop smoking while using Flector Patch to lower the risk of stomach bleeding due to an ulcer. Avoid tanning booths, sunlamps, and exposure to the sun because Flector Patch can make your skin more sensitive to UV rays. If you are scheduled for heart bypass surgery, your doctor or surgeon will ask you to remove Flector Patch for a specified period before and after the procedure.

Possible Side Effects of Flector Patch

  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Mild itching or burning at the site of the patch
  • Nausea or vomiting

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