The Flector® Patch is supplied in resealable envelopes, each containing 5 patches (10 cm x 14 cm), with 6 envelopes per box (NDC 63857-111-33). Each individual patch is embossed with “Diclofenac Epolamine Patch 1.3%”.
Each patch contains 180 mg of diclofenac epolamine in an aqueous base (13 mg of active per gram of adhesive or 1.3%).
The product is intended for topical use only
Keep out of reach of children and pets.
The ENVELOPES SHOULD BE SEALED AT ALL TIMES WHEN NOT IN USE.
Store at 25ºC (77ºF); excursions permitted to 15º-30ºC (59º-86ºF). [See USP Controlled Room Temperature].
Manufacturer: Teikoku Seiyaku Co., Ltd., Sanbonmatsu, Kagawa 769-2695, Japan
Distributor: Alpharma Pharmaceuticals LLC, One New England Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854 (Telephone: 1-877-452-3426)
Version June 2008
Medication Guide for Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
(See the end of this Medication Guide for a list of prescription NSAID medicines.)
| What is the most important information I should know about medicines called Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)? |
| NSAID medicines may increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke that can lead to death. This chance increases:|
● with longer use of NSAID medicines
● in people who have heart disease
| NSAID medicines should never be used right before or after a heart surgery called a “coronary artery bypass graft (CABG).” |
| NSAID medicines can cause ulcers and bleeding in the stomach and intestines at any time during treatment. Ulcers and bleeding: |
● can happen without warning symptoms
● may cause death
| The chance of a person getting an ulcer or bleeding increases with: |
● taking medicines called “corticosteroids” and “anticoagulants”
● longer use
● drinking alcohol
● older age
● having poor health
| NSAID medicines should only be used: |
● exactly as prescribed
● at the lowest dose possible for your treatment
● for the shortest time needed
What are Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)?
NSAID medicines are used to treat pain and redness, swelling, and heat (inflammation) from medical conditions such as: