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User Reviews for Flector Patch

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Reviews for Flector Patch

Little Lore · Taken for 2 to 5 years February 9, 2021

For Pain: “The Brand Name Flector Patch works really well for the pain I have in my back (from back surgery that did not help me, but made more pain for me in my back). Flector patch helps take the pain in my back away.”

10 / 10
Bj · Taken for 5 to 10 years August 17, 2020

For Pain: “I have used Flector patches for several years and rate them a 10!! Best thing I ever found for back , shoulder and knees. I split them for knees They stay on better that way at night! Great for relieving pain!!’”

10 / 10
Waldo · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 4, 2020

For Pain: “Been using Flector patches along with Lidocaine patches for several yeas and have really good luck. I have a couple herniated discs and bad hip so only 12 hours On left a lot of pain the other 12 Hours Off. Alternating gives me relieve for 24 hours and they are totally different medications. I've had no skin problems and they stay on really well. I'm pretty active yet and on occasion one might roll up a little but that's it. I sometimes need 3 at one time and no issues. If I have a small area that's giving me fits I cut in halves or quarters and they still stay on, even on my neck. With Flector you can take acetaminophen but that's it unless you have hydrocodone or oxycodone which is also safe but not advised. With Lidocaine patches are supposed to be safe with other pain relievers like Aleve or aspirin and has less interactions than Flector but some people may still have issues so be very careful.”

8 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years August 30, 2015

For Pain: “The flector patch is the only medication that I have been prescribed that has significantly helped my lower back & hip pain. I have been prescribed oral pain pills & they didn't touch Of course, the insurance won't pay for them. Let me just say that without the patch my life is painful enough that I am pretty much in a recliner all day. I am going without other things to have the patch. My pain level would be 8 to 10. With the pain patch it is 3 to 5.”

8 / 10
gypsytejas · Taken for less than 1 month May 29, 2014

For Pain: “I tore my shoulder labrum and the pain can be off the chart. Hydrocodone and ibuprofen and ice helped some. After my doctor gave me the Flector Patch I noticed major relief in my shoulder within an hour. These work very well. These truly work.”

8 / 10
k-Yvonne February 10, 2014

For Pain: “Had excruciating right shoulder pain radiating down my right upper arm to my shoulder with limited restrictive movement in my right arm/hand. Diagnosed tendonitis. Doctor prescribed Flector Patches which I started and noted "pain relief" in 48hours with full movement in my right shoulder, arm and hand. Very, very satisfied with Flector treatment and returning to full range of motion with my right upper extremity.”

10 / 10
FeeFox July 8, 2016

For Pain: “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!!”

10 / 10
Mylowerback sucks · Taken for less than 1 month July 28, 2013

For Pain: “I requested my MD to prescribe me the patch for lower T4 pain last week. Started taking it on Wednesday and today is Sunday same week. I'm now 80% better and changing the patch every 12 hours as prescribed to me. The first day (for whatever reason), I got a surge of energy when I first put on the patch. The pain subsided to about a level 3 from a level 6 after wearing it for just a few short hours. Do not stop wearing the patch as the pain will come back quickly. I did have to supplement the pain with additional meds after I did some light home repairs (despite the the warnings) and this kept the pain level down.”

8 / 10
clch87 · Taken for 5 to 10 years February 16, 2016

For Pain: “I began seeing my doctor for neck problems, I cannot take oral NSAID'S due to Crohns disease so my doctor suggested to try them as an alternative. I had every test run from an Ortho and Neurologist with no reasoning for my neck problems other than Fibro. Sometime the back of my neck swells around two nerves on both sides that go into my arms and head, I've tried every narcotic there is but nothing but a Flector patch helps. Recently I had a very extensive knee surgery with an 8-12 month recovery time and once the incision healed I was given the okay to use these, they helped tremendously. I now have an injury while recovering and they are my life saver once again. They are very expensive but worth every penny.”

10 / 10
Orange-Jo · Taken for less than 1 month July 19, 2017

For Pain: “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.”

10 / 10
ernurse708 · Taken for less than 1 month April 15, 2015

For Pain: “I have bulging disk in my lower back that usually do not give me problems that OTC NSAIDS do not help. But, about 2-3 times a year the pain would get so bad I could hardly walk. I was prescribed Flector patches and I could not believe how much better I felt the next day. I was able to get out of bed and bend over with little to no pain. These patches are so GREAT!!!!!”

10 / 10
Swimmer in Summer · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 17, 2019

For Pain: “The Flector patch doesn't adhere well to the body for one thing. It helps a little with arthritis pain but not as well as I had expected. I wore a piece of the patch for only 6 hours and had terrible gas and stomach pains. I suppose I will try wearing it for only 3 hours at a time and then 3 hours off, and evaluate the side effects afterwards to determine if it is worth it to continue using it. I have always been sensitive to medicines, so I may need to look into some natural methods. I certainly do not believe the Flector patches are worth the exaggerated price.”

4 / 10
fivefootshorty · Taken for 1 to 2 years November 4, 2015

For Pain: “After several wrist surgeries, I developed severe tendinitis on both sides of my wrist. For 20 years, I've been living in pain 24/7. These pain patches basically feel like happiness surrounding my wrist. I still have pain but it is at a much more tolerable level. I have my life back. For me, the patches work better than pain pills. They are covered by my insurance at a higher co-pay. And, with each prescription, I have to go through this whole prior authorization wait period. Get samples from your doctor to test them out and make sure they work for you. If they do, then fight the insurance. For my wrist, I am able to cut the patches into 2 halves and makes the prescription last longer. These saved my life.”

10 / 10
donna (48) · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 15, 2017

For Pain: “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.”

10 / 10
GrannaSAnne26 November 7, 2016

For Pain: “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!!”

10 / 10
koldfushen · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 7, 2019

For Pain: “I have had musculoskeletal pain in both my lower back and presently my left shoulder due physical injuries that are taking some time to heal. Was able to initially get the flector patch and have nothing but good things to say about it, except the cost. Initially I got a prescription with a copay price of price of $10. Then 8 months later was told that my insurance wouldn't cover it and it will cost me $400, which I can not afford. This sucks, Pfizer Inc that makes them needs to read these comments.”

8 / 10
Corymia1031 April 25, 2015

For Pain: “I received a sample of this from my ortho hand surgeon. He said it should help while I wait for my EMG test. He wasn't lying. I have several trigger points and my right side is painful and numb due to compression from my neck and what he suspects, compression of carpal tunnel radial nerve, ulnar nerve, etc. basically everything is compressed. This patch worked wonders. Very disappointed to learn its not covered by insurance”

10 / 10
Michelle A. March 12, 2016

For Pain: “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.”

8 / 10
Piali3 · Taken for 5 to 10 years December 26, 2012

For Pain: “I suffer with fibromyalgia mostly in my upper back and both sides of my neck. Flector patches ARE INCREDIBLE! I had been receiving pain shots for years to relieve the muscle pain that in turn caused me to have migraine/tension headaches more than 15 days per month. The major problem is that Insurance does NOT cover these patches and I have drained my Dr. of all of their samples. I highly recommend them if you can afford them!”

10 / 10
MLL · Taken for less than 1 month May 19, 2019

For Pain: “Used the diclofenac patch for back and leg pain. It was like I used nothing at all. I used for 5 night in a row and it did not lessen pain, in fact I had increased pain when the weather was cold. Completely ineffective for post lumbar fusion pain and CRPS in my leg. I was given samples from my physical medicine doctor and he will try to convince me it helped, even though it did not. I would never pay for these patches, they are ineffective for me.”

1 / 10
Jodina · Taken for 10 years or more June 21, 2018

For Pain: “I had an operation on my Achilles tendon and after going for physical therapy, and after being hurt doing one of the exercises, I am left with chronic, debilitating pain. I can't get Lidocaine patches because insurance won't pay for them. The doctor gave me a prescription for Flector Patches. There is no way on God's earth I can afford paying for those patches. It was told to me that if I contacted Pfizer, I could get help. Because of my income, I have gotten the Flector patches for free. They help some days, and other days, they don't.”

6 / 10
wracked · Taken for 2 to 5 years October 6, 2013

For Pain: “Used twice under walking boot for broken fibula, use for rotator cuff sprain for six weeks, used for left knee pain for three years prior to replacement of knee. Way better than an opiate, I could work! More effective too most of the time.”

10 / 10
1108Kimbo January 24, 2017

For Pain: “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!”

8 / 10
Tammy Lynn 61 January 30, 2013

For Pain: “Had shoulder arthroscopic surgery for a bone spur and tear four months ago. Pain was bad with little improvement the past 2 months, even with rehab/exercises and Vicodin and later Mobic (Meloxicam) and finally Motrin. Nothing worked. Couldn't sleep, constant ache from shoulder into my bicep. Rather than get a Cortisone shot yesterday, the doctor suggested I try a sample of the Flector Patch. I wore it last night and finally experienced some relief. I'd say the pain is about 75% better, and I managed to get some sleep. ”

8 / 10
Runawaydisk · Taken for 6 months to 1 year January 23, 2020

For Pain: “These patches just don't seem to work at all for me. Was given samples for my severe tennis elbow, didn't feel ANY type of relief; even a tiny bit would have helped. Later on, was given a prescription for them for my my back pain. Have yet to feel any type of relief. I can barely walk, was hoping a combo of pain meds and the patches would help ... nope.”

2 / 10
Anonymous August 28, 2015

For Pain: “I had shoulder surgery 4 months ago, and honestly my Orthopedic prescribed the patches couple days ago it's really helping with my pain. And someone mentioned that is not cover by insurance? Yes it does at least my insurance, But co payment is little high but compare from $300 to $70 co pay not bad.”

10 / 10
Matt · Taken for less than 1 month January 16, 2019

For Pain: “Pros: >Worked great for my pulled Psoas muscle in my lower back >Does not cause the stomach issues of Ibuprofen >Can cut into shapes that work on almost any area Cons: >Price (coupon helps) >Not as effective on deep injuries - knee meniscus >Shelf life (not sure if you can store in the fridge) Bottom line: Highly recommended for muscle/joint pain close to the surface if you can get them for a good price”

8 / 10
Nahho · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 25, 2013

For Pain: “I was prescribed Flector patches after surgery to repair my collarbone, which came with frozen shoulder that I've been getting physical therapy on for weeks. I have not used the patches regularly, just when I have a little pain. Early on I had pain in the shoulder area but could not place the patch directly on the shoulder because of the surgical scar. The patches helped somewhat. Now I have some pain for stepping up workouts on the shoulder, and I can place the patch directly on the pain area, and it's working wonderfully. The patch has a kind of numbing feeling, and overall the feeling can be compared to what ibuprofen does in reducing inflammation. The patches can make me a little sleepy. They also can be a little large for certain spots”

8 / 10

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