Precautions and Warnings With the Diclofenac Patch

With the diclofenac patch, there are many precautions and warnings to be aware of before starting treatment. It is important to know that all nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (including diclofenac patches) have been linked to cardiovascular events and may also cause congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, or kidney damage. You should not use diclofenac patches if you have recently had coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Using Diclofenac Patches?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using the diclofenac patch (Flector® Patch) if you have:
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Have had heart surgery recently.
     
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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