Precautions and Warnings With the Diclofenac Patch

Who Should Not Use the Diclofenac Patch?

You should not use diclofenac patches if you:
  • Are allergic to diclofenac sodium, Flector, or any of the inactive components used to make the skin patch. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Are allergic to aspirin or other NSAIDs.
  • Have had recent coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG or "open heart surgery").
In addition, the diclofenac patch should never be used on nonintact or damaged skin, such as with exudative dermatitis, eczema, burns, or infections.

Warnings and Precautions With Diclofenac Patch: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which this product should not be used, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting this medicine. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific precautions and warnings that may apply to you.
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