Diclofenac Patch Dosage

There is only one standard recommended dosage of the diclofenac patch, regardless of your age or weight. The patch should be applied directly to the skin over the area that hurts the most and should be changed twice a day (approximately every 12 hours). In order for the medication to work properly, dosing guidelines must be followed carefully.

Diclofenac Patch Dosage: An Introduction

There is only one standard dosage for the diclofenac patch (Flector® Patch). As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Diclofenac Patch Dose for Pain

The standard recommended diclofenac patch dosage for the treatment of short-term pain caused by strains, sprains, or bruises is one patch applied to the most painful area every 12 hours.

General Information on Dosing With the Diclofenac Patch

Some considerations for people using diclofenac patches include the following:
  • The diclofenac patch is usually applied to the skin twice a day.
  • Apply the patch to clean, dry, unbroken skin. Wash the skin with soap and water before application.
  • Do not swim or bathe while wearing the patch.
  • Do not use lotions, cosmetics, or any other products on the skin where you apply the patch. This may cause the patch to fall off or might interfere with the absorption of the medication.
  • Wash your hands after applying the diclofenac patch.
  • Some people have reported difficulty with getting the patch to stick well. If the patch appears to be coming loose, you may tape down the edges of the patch to the skin.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to this product's dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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Diclofenac Patch Drug Information

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