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7.4/10 Average Rating
70 Ratings with 67 User Reviews

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"I suffer from pain in my lower back due to a car wreck injury over 30 years ago. I also suffer from psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. I had asked my doctor for lidocane patches and she said I would have a rough time getting them approved by insurance, so she prescribed the Flector patch. I was worried about using them because the instructions war about placing over broken skin. There is no place on my back I can place the patch without touching a patch of psoriasis. I quit taking ibuprofen months ago. I am a professional singer and it was effecting my vocal chords. I decided to try the patch last night and woke up at 2:30 am with severe pain in my left leg. It felt like my knee was going to explode. The pain went away about 30 minutes after I removed the patch. I have 3 boxes of these patches and they are headed for the trash."

   
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John (taken for less than 1 month) February 28, 2018

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"My doctor prescribed the patch for my great toe which was extremely painful with bone spurs. I wrapped a patch around my toe and I have absolutely NO PAIN!! I love it. It was painful to walk everyday for the last 6 months. I wish I would have seemed treatment sooner!!"

   
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Wynnie February 23, 2018

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"I was sent home with samples because my insurance wouldn’t cover them and there is no way I can afford to pay over $350 for them. He called in a prescription for Voltaren gel that would be covered by my insurance however he wanted to see which one would work best. I have Bursitis in my right hip and a large Annulus Tear in my lower back. The patches were a godsend. Unfortunately the gel didn’t work at all and actually made my skin where I applied it overly sensitive to touch. It really sucks that Flector patches are so expensive because so many insurances won’t cover them. If they worked 100% for me I would do anything to come up with the money however living on a fixed income that would mean not paying my rent. It really sucks because I’ve been sober for over 11 years so narcotics are absolutely out of the question however I’ve learned drug companies never take any of that into consideration.."

   
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Jaimee B (taken for less than 1 month) February 22, 2018

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"I have severe pain in my lower and upper back, neck, shoulder blades, hips and into my chest area due to ankylosing spondylitis or fibromyalgia (my dr wasn’t sure). My pain lately is at a steady, debilitating 10+ all day, everyday lately despite gabapentin, Percocet and stretching and resting. I put three on tonight (I may regret that later IDK) but both shoulders and neck started feeling so much better within minutes , I put a 3rd on my lower back. I do have GI issues and a recent bout with Meloxicam made me bleed internally so the dr suggested these. I do feel better but I do get nauseated easily so we’ll see how I fare later tonight and tomorrow. So far VERY good!"

   
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KrissyO (taken for less than 1 month) February 17, 2018

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"I have Osteoarthritis. Severe Tri-compartmental Osteo in my Right knee currently. They work OK. Not a miracle pain reliever. My co-pay on insurance was $75, so I had the $20 coupon. I paid $20 for 60 patches=30 day supply. As long as your co-pay is $80 or less, you will pay only $20. Anything above the $80 will be the difference you pay on top of the $20 coupon. Ex; if your co-pay was $85, you pay $20 + $5 as the difference= $25. I am surprised how many people say their insurance is great but doesn't pay for this. I guess GREAT insurance is subjective. I have just had my first Synvisc injection as well, so i think it is working well in part with that."

   
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Linny CW February 14, 2018

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"I have 2 ruptured tendons in my left ankle.. I was given the Flector prescription along with a 20$ saving card. That saving card was the red flag. Now keep in mind I have great insurance but talk about a SCAM. Retail without insurance for a 30 day supply is $467.99.. now with my insurance along side the 20$ saving, my out of pocket would be $396.99. I laughed once I was given the cost and I said, "Will you look at that my ankle already feels better." What a shame.. "

   
1.0

QR (taken for less than 1 month) February 6, 2018

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"My doctor prescribed Flector patches for my chronic neck and shoulder pain. I took the prescription to the pharmacy and was told my insurance company wouldn't cover them. I have good insurance but they never want to cover stuff like this. It took me a good month to get them to cover them, but my portion would be $100 for 30 patches. I tried the patches and they did nothing for me. I'm pretty upset that I had to go through all kinds of drama to get the patches and then they don't work. I give them a score of 1."

Pokeabo1 February 6, 2018

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"I was given some samples of this by the pain management doctor and they slightly worked so I asked for a prescription. I have excellent insurance, but when the pharmacy called me to say my co-pay would be $441.00, I told him to forget it! Just got off the phone with Pfizer to tell them what I thought of their coupon program. $20 off $441.00 certainly doesn't help! I did NOT fill the prescription. HIGHWAY ROBBERY!"

   
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Totally Disgusted January 8, 2018

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"Got a prescription for the patches a month ago and never bothered to fill it. I finally did and I like it so far. I think the longer you use it the more effective it will be. Reading all these posts only leads me to think that everyone is so different and you probably should try them yourself."

   
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Lusky (taken for less than 1 month) December 17, 2017

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"Diclofenac is an NSAID. So, it relieves inflammation and the pain caused by it very well for me. Takes my sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SI joint pain) down to a level that I can live with. Usually it's so distracting and bothersome that I suffer extreme insomnia and low quality of life."

   
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Cat865588 November 27, 2017

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"Caused severe heartburn!"

   
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Ksprad November 1, 2017

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"Works great but the side effects are awful! Uncontrollable nausea & severe heartburn. Yes, this is an NSAID that’s still absorbed by your body... if you have severe, chronic digestive issues and can’t take oral NSAIDS you can’t be on this patch!"

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) October 12, 2017

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"This is an anti inflammatory. If you have a serious inflammatory response in your system, this will take time to reduce your pain. It is not like oral pain relievers with near immediate results. Patience is needed. If you're having trouble with it adhering to the skin, make sure the area is free from oils, either naturally or lotions or soap residue. I have no problems at all with them. My RA flared up in addition to my cocyx broken off, literally. The pain was so severe that oral meds weren't effective. It took several days to feel the beginning of relief, and I've improved steadily. If you've used these short term and are the impatient type, chill out and give them a chance. They do work."

   
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Orange-Jo (taken for less than 1 month) July 19, 2017

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"My Dr prescribed me flector patch for a disk herniation and disk bulge...he gave me a sample...it does absolutely nothing!!!"

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) July 18, 2017

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"I was prescribed the Flector Patch a little over a month ago for rotator cuff aggravation. I also suffer from osteoarthritis in my knees with one having had meniscus surgery 3.5 years ago, and also sciatica and disc herniation in lower back ect. I cannot take NSAIDs orally because they affect my heart rate and blood pressure . I am extremely sensitive to medication. My ortho doctor prescribed these to try for my shoulder and I was pleasantly surprised that they help as much as they do. I have since tried them for a sciatica flare up, worked very well, and also cut one in half and put each half on a knee last night because I was in a lot of pain , knees are great today! Tape to reinforce, stretch patch 1st . I only use as needed not daily."

   
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donna (48) (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 15, 2017

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"Painful osteoarthritis in both thumbs; Celebrex works but side-effects terrifying. GP prescribed these. I expected same relief with fewer side effects (s-e's)--possible s-e's turn out to be same. Have used for only 24 hours with some pain relief. But try cutting these in half and wrapping around thumb down to lower joint, surprised they stay on fairly well but they are ugly white, I can't wear out of the house. Besides, nowhere does it say they are for arthritis pain, just minor aches, sprains, strains etc. Afraid to use continually or long term due to s-e's. Terribly expensive for just an NSAID with terrible potential side-effects. (1 box with insurance $140, on retirement)"

   
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Osteo sufferer May 12, 2017

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"Useless. Tried for several days on torn rotator cuff and hip labrum. Thought I could get same relief from ibuprofen but maybe without the nosebleed side effects. But got no relief at all. Waste of $20 coupon. Notice many of the positive reviews are from those also using OxyContin."

   
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247W (taken for less than 1 month) March 19, 2017

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"I have been using these off and on for years. Best relief after using as directed for about 48 hours, using a new patch every 12 hours. This medication is for inflammation so it takes a little while for swelling to subside enough for pain relief. I use along with oxycodone and muscle relaxers and honestly think I get more relief from the patches. They are just so expensive I can only fill my prescription once my deductible is met for the year and even then I have to download a coupon. My cost for a full month is about $70. Much better than almost $600!"

   
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1108Kimbo January 24, 2017

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"I'm currently using it for a herniated thoracic disc that is so bad, it radiates through my ribs and sends electrical current to my abs causing cramping. I've had the patch on for 8 hours and feel no different at all. Had to use gauze tape because there is basically no adhesive on the patch itself. I think it's nothing more than aspirin? Waste of $50."

   
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Tolly (taken for less than 1 month) November 24, 2016

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"works good if you use three of them at the same time. Suffered Spinal injury in AFG. Multiple Surgeries did little to fix problem. I am happy that I am walking. Pain is usually severe enough that Only the Colorado patch works. These are for when I'm not in Colorado. Have to use 3 to get any results though. They could use a better adhesive. 100mph tape works best to hold them on."

   
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Sparky Thundercrash November 21, 2016

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"Prescribed, use 12 on, 12 off. Used with oxycodone. Not effective, in addition patch doesn't adhere well, adhesive not strong enough to keep it in place w/o having to tape down patch. Would not recommend this patch."

   
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WindyCityGal in Arkansas November 14, 2016

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"Finally some relief! I suffer from neck/shoulder pain due to a horrific auto accident years ago where my head hit the steering wheel so hard it bent it. I also suffer terribly from Fibromyalgia & arthritis. I have tried Vicodin, Norco, Lortab, Tramadol, Oxycodone etc. as well as Lidoderm patch with absolutely no relief. Morphine worked well but I didn't like the side effects. My doctor suggested the Flector patch and altho I had little hope -- THEY WORKED!! They don't take the pain away completely but do take it down to a manageable level (ie, from 8/9 to 4/5). My only complaint is that I can only wear 2 patches maximum and wish I could put a patch on every pain site. They are amazing!!"

   
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GrannaSAnne26 November 7, 2016

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"I have horrible pain in my neck from car accident injury. I have not had anything the works like Flector Patches. I tried anti-inflammatory pills but barely noticed any help from them. I tried Lidocaine Pain Patches and it didn't touch the pain at all I suppose because the wound in my neck is too deep for the lidocaine to get to...but the Flector Patches are my "wonder" patch!! They are amazing and I just simply could not survive a day without them. They are crazy expensive and I have to fight tooth and nail to keep them but they are worth the fight!!"

   
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FeeFox July 8, 2016

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"After a series of pain medications and even a course of prednisone to help with my costochondritis, my doctor decided to give this a try before seeking further intensive treatment. This is the first time I've had relief from any pain, and while not clearing it completely, it does a pretty good job of reducing it significantly. I'm only worried about prolonged use and haven't come across reviews regarding that yet. Would greatly appreciate anyone's view on that as well! Also, there is a coupon for $20 that you can download directly from the website, as this can be pretty expensive. Even with insurance."

   
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Michelle A. March 12, 2016

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"My doctor gave me samples for a pulled muscle under my right breast; glad I did not have to pay for them because they've done nothing for me!"

   
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March2016 March 11, 2016

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