NuPatch (Diclofenac Transdermal System)

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We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

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. They must be an online Canadian pharmacy with an address in Canada.
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
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  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team. Please note at this time we cannot offer price matching for the products Ozempic or Saxenda.
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.


NuPatch (Diclofenac Transdermal System) is a medication that provides relief from acute pain caused by minor strains, sprains, and bruises. NuPatch is designed for use by adults and children who are at least 6 years old.

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Systemic bioavailability is approximately 50% of the applied dose when applied to the shoulder

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1.2–2 h

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Should not be used in late pregnancy due to risk of premature closure of ductus arteriosus in the fetus



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More than 99%

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NuPatch is available in a 1.3% transdermal system patch. The usual dosage is one patch applied to the most painful area once or twice daily. The patch should not be applied to damaged skin or open wounds. Remember to wash your hands thoroughly after application to avoid accidental contact with your eyes or mouth. Consult your healthcare provider for further instructions on the proper NuPatch uses. 


The active ingredient in NuPatch is diclofenac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).


Always disclose your allergies to your doctor.If you are allergic to diclofenac, other NSAIDs, or any of the other ingredients in NuPatch, avoid using this medication. 


  • Before you start using NuPatch, inform your doctor:
    • About any medications you are currently taking, especially anticoagulants, lithium, methotrexate, cyclosporine, or other NSAIDs.
    • About any medical conditions you have, particularly asthma, liver or kidney problems, stomach ulcers, or bleeding disorders.
    • If you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Diclofenac may harm your unborn baby or pass into breast milk and harm your nursing baby.
    • If you are going to undergo surgery soon.
  • NuPatch may cause serious skin reactions. If you experience any rashes, itching, blisters, or other signs of skin irritation, discontinue use and contact your doctor immediately.
  • Long-term use of NuPatch may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. Symptoms to watch out for include chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness in one part or side of your body, or slurred speech.
  • NuPatch use may increase the risk of developing stomach or intestinal ulcers. Common symptoms include severe stomach pain, blood or black stools, or vomiting blood or dark-colored particles that look like coffee grounds.
  • NuPatch usage may cause liver problems. Signs of liver problems include nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or yellowing of the skin or the whites of your eyes (jaundice). If you experience any of these symptoms, stop using NuPatch and see your doctor immediately.
  • Avoid exposing the treated area to heat sources such as heating pads, electric blankets, heat lamps, saunas, hot tubs, or heated water beds while using NuPatch.
  • Do not use NuPatch with other diclofenac products, such as oral diclofenac or diclofenac gel, due to the risk of increased side effects.

Side Effects

Common NuPatch side effects include nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and skin irritation, itching, or redness at the application site. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects, contact your doctor immediately.

Always consult with a healthcare professional before using NuPatch to ensure it's the most suitable treatment for you. You can buy NuPatch online with a prescription.


  1. NuPatch Prescribing Information. New Brunswick, NJ: Ohm Laboratories; 2023. 
  2. NuPatch Diclofenac Transdermal Patch. MedlinePlus. Accessed July 24, 2023.

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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