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Flector Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on April 30, 2021.

Generic name: Diclofenac Epolamine 0.013g
Dosage form: topical patch

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 is one (1) topical system to the most painful area twice a day both in adults and pediatric patients 6 years of age and older.

Special Precautions

  • Inform patients that, if FLECTOR begins to peel-off, the edges of the topical system may be taped down. If problems with adhesion persist, patients may overlay the topical system with a mesh netting sleeve, where appropriate (e.g. to secure topical systems 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 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 when bathing or showering.
  • Wash your hands after applying, handling or removing the topical system.
  • Avoid eye contact.
  • Do not use combination therapy with FLECTOR 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.