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Flector Patch Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is diclofenac transdermal (Flector Patch)?
- What are the possible side effects of diclofenac transdermal (Flector Patch)?
- What is the most important information I should know about diclofenac transdermal (Flector Patch)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using diclofenac transdermal (Flector Patch)?
- How should I use diclofenac transdermal (Flector Patch)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Flector Patch)?
- What happens if I overdose (Flector Patch)?
- What should I avoid while using diclofenac transdermal (Flector Patch)?
- What other drugs will affect diclofenac transdermal (Flector Patch)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Flector Patch)?
Apply a skin patch as soon as you remember, and wear it for 12 hours before applying a new one. Do not use extra patches to make up the missed dose. Do not wear a diclofenac skin patch for longer than 12 hours.
What happens if I overdose (Flector Patch)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while using diclofenac transdermal (Flector Patch)?
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
Avoid taking aspirin, oral (pill form) diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), or other NSAIDs without your doctor's advice. This includes ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), indomethacin, piroxicam (Feldene), nabumetone (Relafen), etodolac (Lodine), and others.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any over-the-counter cold, allergy, or pain medicine. Many combination medicines contain aspirin or other medicines similar to diclofenac (such as ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen). Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of this type of medication. Check the label to see if a medicine contains aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen.
Avoid getting this medication near your eyes. If this does happen, rinse with water and call your doctor if you have eye irritation that lasts longer than 1 hour.
What other drugs will affect diclofenac transdermal (Flector Patch)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- steroids (prednisone and others); or
- heart or blood pressure medication such as benazepril (Lotensin), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), and others.
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied diclofenac. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about diclofenac transdermal.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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