Flector Patch (Diclofenac Epolamine Topical Patch) Customer Reviews

Flector Patch

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Transdermal diclofenac is indicated for the management of acute pain resulting from minor strains, sprains, and bruises in the adult population and children aged 6 years and above. Diclofenac belongs to a pharmacological class known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which effectively inhibits the synthesis of pain-inducing substances within the body.

Uses and Dosage

The transdermal patch is packaged in a resealable envelope. Upon initial opening, carefully follow the instructions to cut open the envelope. Extract a single patch from the envelope and promptly reseal it. Ensure proper resealing after each use to maintain the adhesive properties of the remaining patches.

Before applying the patch, remove the transparent liner. Apply the patch directly onto the skin, covering the area of highest pain intensity. Avoid placing the patch on burned, cut, or irritated skin (such as eczema).

Adhere strictly to the directions provided by your healthcare professional. Depending on the specific product, the patch is typically changed every 12 or 24 hours. Adhere closely to the recommended schedule. After use, fold the used patch in half with the adhesive sides together and dispose of it out of reach of children and pets.

In the event that the patch begins to peel off, secure the edges by applying tape to the skin.

Avoid wearing the patch while bathing or showering. Instead, plan your bathing or showering routine to coincide with your regular patch change times.

To prevent accidental contact of the medication with the eyes, nose, mouth, or vaginal area, remember to wash your hands thoroughly after handling the patch. In the event that contact does occur, promptly flush the affected area with ample water. If irritation persists, consult your doctor.

The dosage of this medication is determined by your medical condition and your response to treatment. In order to minimize the risk of side effects, such as stomach bleeding, use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration possible. Do not increase your dosage or use the medication more frequently than prescribed.

If you are using this medication on an as-needed basis rather than a regular schedule, pain medications are most effective when taken at the earliest signs of pain. Delaying administration until the pain worsens may diminish the medication’s efficacy.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • dryness, redness, itching, swelling, irritation, or numbness at application site
  • changes in taste
  • headache
  • sleepiness
  • tingling skin

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • hives
  • itching
  • difficulty swallowing
  • swelling of the face or throat, arms, or hands
  • unexplained weight gain
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • swelling in the abdomen, ankles, feet, or legs
  • wheezing
  • worsening of asthma
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • nausea
  • extreme tiredness
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • lack of energy
  • loss of appetite
  • pain in the upper right part of the stomach
  • flu-like symptoms
  • dark-colored urine
  • rash
  • blisters on skin
  • fever
  • pale skin
  • fast heartbeat


Prior to initiating diclofenac therapy, disclose any allergies you may have to your healthcare provider or pharmacist, including allergies to diclofenac, aspirin, other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or celecoxib, or any other substances. This product may contain inactive ingredients that can potentially trigger allergic reactions or other complications.

Before using this medication, inform your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history, particularly if you have asthma, stomach or intestinal issues, liver disease, poorly controlled diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, edema or water retention, blood disorders, or nasal polyps.

The use of NSAID medications, including diclofenac, can sometimes lead to kidney problems. The risk of these problems is higher if you are dehydrated, have heart failure or kidney disease, are an older adult, or if you are taking certain medications. To prevent dehydration, consume an adequate amount of fluids as directed by your doctor. Inform your doctor promptly if you experience any changes in urine output.

If you are scheduled for an MRI test, inform the medical personnel conducting the test that you are using the diclofenac patch. Certain patches may contain metals that can cause severe burns during an MRI.

This medication may increase the risk of stomach bleeding. Regular consumption of alcohol and tobacco can further heighten this risk, particularly when combined with diclofenac usage. Limit alcohol intake and cease smoking.

Diclofenac may increase sensitivity to sunlight. Limit your exposure to the sun, avoid tanning booths and sunlamps, and utilize sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Promptly inform your doctor if you experience sunburn or skin blisters/redness.

Elderly individuals may be at a heightened risk of stomach or intestinal bleeding, kidney problems, heart attack, and stroke while using this medication.

For women of childbearing age, discuss the potential benefits and risks of diclofenac with their healthcare provider(s). Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. This medication can harm an unborn baby and interfere with normal labor and delivery. Its use is not recommended after 20 weeks of pregnancy until delivery. If your doctor determines that diclofenac is necessary between 20 and 30 weeks of pregnancy, it should be administered at the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration possible. It should not be used after 30 weeks of pregnancy.

Diclofenac passes into breast milk but is unlikely to cause harm to a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Form and Strength

Flector Patch is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Flector Patch patch:

    • 1.30%


Is Flector Patch good for back pain?

Flector Patch is effective for lower back pain as well as localized aches, pains, and inflammation throughout the body.

How long does it take Flector Patch to work?

If you’re using Flector Patch on your skin, it usually takes 1 to 2 days to work. For arthritis, you may need to use the patch for up to 7 days on the painful joint to feel the full effect.


  1. https://www.dorsalhealth.com/treatments/diclofenac-epolamine-patch#:~:text=They%20are%20effective%20for%20lower,at%20the%20site%20of%20pain
  2. https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/diclofenac/#:~:text=The%20doses%20of%20diclofenac%20are,to%20feel%20the%20full%20effect
  3. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a611001.html
  4. https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-149654/flector-transdermal/details
  5. https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/diclofenac-topical-application-route/description/drg-20063434
  6. https://www.drugs.com/flector.html

Additional information

Generic name:

Diclofenac Epolamine Topical Patch





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