Diclofenac Patch Drug Information
The diclofenac patch (Flector® Patch) is a prescription pain medication. Specifically, it is approved to treat acute (short-term) pain due to sprains, strains, or bruises (contusions). It contains a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that works by blocking the production of various inflammatory substances in the body. The patch is applied directly to the skin over the area that hurts the most and is changed twice a day.
Before using the diclofenac patch, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other drugs you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, as well as any allergies you may have, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you have asthma, high blood pressure, or heart disease.
(Click Diclofenac Patch for more information, including a detailed description of the drug's effects and tips to help you get the most out of each dose.)