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Flector Dosage

Generic name: Diclofenac Epolamine 180mg
Dosage form: topical patch

Medically reviewed on December 26, 2017.

General Dosing Instructions

Use the lowest effective dosage for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals [see Warnings and Precautions (5)].

The recommended dose of FLECTOR PATCH is one (1) patch to the most painful area twice a day.

Special Precautions

  • Inform patients that, if FLECTOR PATCH begins to peel-off, the edges of the patch may be taped down. If problems with adhesion persist, patients may overlay the patch with a mesh netting sleeve, where appropriate (e.g. to secure patches applied to ankles, knees, or elbows). The mesh netting sleeve (e.g. Curad® Hold Tite™, Surgilast® Tubular Elastic Dressing) must allow air to pass through and not be occlusive (non-breathable).
  • Do not apply FLECTOR PATCH to non-intact or damaged skin resulting from any etiology e.g. exudative dermatitis, eczema, infected lesion, burns or wounds.
  • Do not wear a FLECTOR PATCH when bathing or showering.
  • Wash your hands after applying, handling or removing the patch.
  • Avoid eye contact
  • Do not use combination therapy with FLECTOR PATCH and an oral NSAID unless the benefit outweighs the risk and conduct periodic laboratory evaluations.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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