About Flector Patch
Flector Patch (diclofenac epolamine patch) is a prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which is applied topically for the treatment of acute pain. It is available as a 10cm by 14 cm stick-on patch. The adhesive substance consists of 1.3% diclofenac epolamine. The formula comes with a non-woven polyester felt backing and a polypropylene film release liner. The liner is peeled off and the patch is applied to the affected area.
Flector Patch Treats Acute Pain
The active ingredient is the Flector Patch is diclofenac epolamine which decreases the agents that cause pain and swelling in the body. The patch is applied over areas where an acute pain is experienced. Acute pain is a temporary pain that can feel like stabbing, burning, twisting, tearing, or squeezing.
This type of short term pain is often caused when tissues of any part of your body undergo damage or tear. Acute pain commonly occurs after minor injuries, such as strains, sprains, spasms, and bruises. This patch is not designed to treat chronic or long-term pain.
Before Using Flector Patch
Before using Flector Patch, inform your doctor if you have had allergic reactions to any medications in the past, especially NSAIDs. Also, brief the doctor about your history of cardiovascular conditions, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, heart attack or stroke, stomach ulcer or bleeding, and liver or kidney diseases. The doctor should also be aware if you have any blood clotting disorder, asthma attack or polyps in your nose, or if you smoke.
Tell your doctor if you’ve recently had or are going to have a heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG) as this patch contains medicine which can increase the risk of a life-threatening heart attack.
Before being prescribed a Flector patch, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. This medicine should not be used in the last trimester as it can be harmful to the fetus. It can also cause a disturbance in the ovulation cycle and temporary infertility. Discuss the risks of using the patch while breastfeeding with your doctor.
How to Use Flector Patch
Flector patches should be used as per the doctor’s instructions and the directions on the label. The topical system is applied to the area where the pain is experienced. Each patch can relieve symptoms for up to 12 hours and should be removed and discarded afterward. If the condition persists, apply a new patch for another 12 hours. However, using the patches excessively can be harmful.
The patch can be secured with medical tape if it’s not sticking properly. A mesh netting sleeves can also be wrapped around the patch, but refrain from using a bandage or any covering over the patch which inhibits passage of air.
The patch should never be applied on the skin with cuts, wounds, eczema, rash, burn, or infection. Remove the patch, fold it in half by keeping the sticky side in, and dispose of it. After the application and removal of the patch, wash your hands. Used and unused patches must be kept out of the reach of children or pets.
FAQs about Flector Patch
Should I avoid doing anything when using a Flector patch?
While using Flector patch, avoid taking a bath or shower, or swimming. The patch should be kept away from eyes, nose, or mouth. Avoid consuming alcohol as it can cause serious side effects, such as stomach bleeding.
Diclofenac Epolamine Topical Patch
Maple Leaf Medications has provided information from third parties intended to increase awareness and does not contain all the information about Flector Patch (Diclofenac Epolamine Topical Patch). Talk to your doctor or a qualified medical practitioner for medical attention, advice, or if you have any concerns about Flector Patch (Diclofenac Epolamine Topical Patch).