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Flector Patch (Diclofenac Epolamine)

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Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

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  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. The must be a member of CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association).
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Flecftor patch is a prescription medication that can be applied to the skin to treat acute pain like strains, contusions, or muscle sprains. Flector patch is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which works by inhibiting the signals molecules prostaglandins. Inhibiting these molecules reduces pain and inflammation.

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Chemical Name

Diclofenac Epolamine

Elimination half-life

1.2–2 h

Dosage (Strength)



Not Recommended


Flector Patch

Protein binding

More than 99%

PubChem CID






ATC code






Routes of administration

By mouth


Use one Flector patch twice daily. Remove the prior patch before applying the new patch to the area. Clean and wash before application.


The active ingredient in Flector patch is diclofenac.


The most common interactions can include:

  • Alcohol
  • Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers
  • Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
  • Anticoagulants
  • Beta-Blockers
  • Corticosteroids
  • CycloSPORINE
  • Deferasirox
  • Digoxin
  • Herbal Products with Anticoagulant/Antiplatelet Effects 
  • Lithium
  • Loop Diuretics
  • Methotrexate
  • Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Salicylates
  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
  • Serotonin/Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors
  • Tacrolimus
  • Tenofovir Products
  • Thiazide and Thiazide-Like Diuretics
  • Voriconazole


Tell your doctor if you have a history of kidney or liver disease before starting this drug. 

Skin reactions may occur while using any type of topical medication. Tell your doctor as this may indicate an allergic reaction.

Side Effects

Adverse reactions to the Flector patch may include:

  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Aphthous stomatitis
  • Application site atrophy 
  • Application site erythema 
  • Application site irritation 
  • Application site vesicles 
  • Blurred vision
  • Body odor
  • Burning sensation of skin
  • Cataract
  • Cerebrovascular accident
  • Constipation
  • Coronary thrombosis
  • Decreased appetite
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Dizziness 
  • Drowsiness
  • Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms
  • Dysgeusia 
  • Eczema
  • Exfoliative dermatitis
  • Facial edema
  • Gastritis 
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • Gastrointestinal inflammation
  • Gastrointestinal perforation
  • Gastrointestinal ulcer
  • Hyperhidrosis 
  • Hyperkinetic muscle activity 
  • Hypersensitivity reaction
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoesthesia
  • Increased serum creatinine
  • Increased serum transaminases
  • Laryngismus
  • Laryngitis
  • Lethargy
  • Lip edema
  • Local skin discoloration 
  • Lower limb cramp
  • Nausea 
  • Neck stiffness
  • Oral mucosa ulcer
  • Otalgia
  • Palpitations
  • Pharyngeal edema
  • Pharyngitis
  • Rectal hemorrhage
  • Skin discoloration
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Tongue edema
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Upper abdominal pain 
  • Urticaria 
  • Visual disturbance
  • Vomiting 
  • Xeroderma 
  • Xerostomia


Flector Patch [package insert]. Bristol, TN: King Pharmaceuticals Inc.; 2010.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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