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Diclofenac transdermal

Generic name: diclofenac topal (patch). [dye-KLOE’-fen-ak]
Brand name: Flector Patch.
Dosage form: film for topical use Extended release (1.3 percent)
The class of drug: topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

What is the Diclofenac topical solution?

Diclofenac can also be an anti-inflammatory non-steroidal drug (NSAID). A diclofenac topically applied system (patch) can be used to relieve pain caused by minor strains, sprains, or bruises. Diclofenac topical solution is intended for use by adults and children who are at least 6 years old. The diclofenac topical system can also be used to treat conditions that are not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Diclofenac topical

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you notice symptoms that indicate an allergy (runny or stuffy noses, itching, wheezing, breathing problems, or swelling of your throat or face) or an extreme skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burnt eyes, irritation, or the skin is red or purple, an eruption with peeling and blistering),

Stop taking diclofenac and seek medical assistance if you suffer from an adverse reaction to a drug that could affect multiple parts of your body. The symptoms could include the appearance of a rash on your skin or fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, abnormal bruising, severe weakness, or yellowing of your eyes or skin.

Seek medical attention immediately when you notice signs of an attack on your heart or stroke, such as chest pain spreading to your shoulder or jaw. A sudden feeling of weakness or numbness in one area of your body, slurred speech, leg swelling, or feeling exhausted

Diclofenac can cause serious adverse side effects. Stop diclofenac immediately and consult your doctor immediately in the event that you experience:

  • A skin rash, regardless of how minor,
  • Breathlessness (even when exerting only a little);
  • Weight gain, swelling, or rapid weight gain
  • Indications of stomach bleeding: bloody or tarry stool and vomiting blood or spit that resembles coffee grounds
  • Liver issues: nausea and stomach pains in the upper part of the stomach, itching, tiredness, flu-like symptoms, and loss of appetite. Black stools, dark urine, and jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin);
  • Kidney problems: no or little urinary frequency, swelling of your ankles or feet, being exhausted or sluggish,
  • Red blood cells are low (anemia)—pale skin, fatigue, and feeling lightheaded or sluggish with cold feet and hands.

Common adverse effects of diclofenac transdermal could be:

  • Heartburn, stomach pain, gas, nausea, stomach pain, vomiting
  • Diarrhea, constipation, or
  • Minor burning, redness, or any other skin irritation that occurs on the spot where the patch was put.

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Other effects may also be present. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Diclofenac increases the chance of suffering fatal coronary heart attacks and strokes, even if you do not have risk factors. Don't use diclofenac transdermal before or following heart bypass surgery (coronary bypass graft to artery, also known as CABG).

Diclofenac may cause diarrhea or stomach bleeding, which could be fatal. These issues can happen in a matter of minutes while taking this medicine and are more common for older people.

Before you take this drug

Diclofenac increases the chance of a fatal heart attack or stroke, even if it does not have risk factors. Avoid using this medicine immediately prior to or after coronary bypass surgeries (coronary bypass graft for artery (CABG) or CABG).

Diclofenac can also trigger diarrhea or stomach bleeding, which can lead to fatal bleeding. These problems can develop in a matter of minutes while taking this medication and are more common in older people.

It is not recommended to use this medication if you have an allergy to diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, Cambia, Solaraze, Pennsaid, and many others) or if you have experienced one of these attacks or an allergic reaction when using aspirin or an NSAID.

Speak to your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • A heart attack, stroke, or a blood clot
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Hypertension;
  • Stomach ulcers, bleeding, or stomach ulcers
  • Asthma or
  • If you smoke.

If you are expecting, then you shouldn't use diclofenac as a topical treatment (patch) unless your physician advises you to. Utilizing an NSAID in the final twenty weeks of pregnancy could result in serious kidney or heart issues in the baby and may cause complications during the pregnancy.

Diclofenac could cause ovulation problems, which may temporarily alter the fertility (ability to have children) of women.

It is not recommended to breastfeed while taking this medication. Talk to your doctor about any potential risks.

How to take diclofenac topical?

Follow the directions on the prescription label and study all the medication guidelines. Make sure you are using the dose that works for your illness. The addition of patches won't help make the medication more effective and may cause harmful adverse consequences. Apply the topical application directly to the area of discomfort. Apply the patch directly to the area. The patch is able to be worn for a period of up to 12 hours and then taken off. Replace the patch when pain persists.

Do not apply the topical diclofenac system to an open skin wound as well as to the areas affected by the eczema, infection, skin eruption, or burn injuries. Wash your hands following the application or taking off the patch. If the patch doesn't adhere properly, you could apply medical tape to the edges. It is also possible to utilize a mesh netting sleeve to secure the patch to your skin. Do not cover the area with a bandage or any other protection that doesn't permit air to flow through.

When you have removed the patch and folded it in half, put its stick side up, and then put it in a safe place in a place where pets or children can't reach it. Be sure to keep both the used and unused patches out of reach of pets or children.

If you are using diclofenac transdermally for a long time, it may be necessary to have regular medical tests. Keep it at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Seal the storage envelope each time you take a patch off of it.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Apply a patch as quickly as you remember. wear it for a period of 12 hours before applying a fresh one. Do not apply any additional patches to make up for the missing dose. Don't apply a patch of diclofenac for more than 12 hours.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Do not wear a sleeve during a bath or shower or when swimming. Do not get a patch of skin near your nose, eyes, or mouth. If it does happen, wash your eyes with water. Consult your doctor if you experience eye irritation lasting more than one hour.

Beware of drinking alcohol. It can increase the risk of bleeding in your stomach. Do not take aspirin or any other NNSAIDs. Consult a physician or pharmacist prior to using any other medications for swelling, pain, fever, or symptoms of the cold or flu. They could contain ingredients similar to diclofenac (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen).

Interaction with other drug

Ask your doctor before using diclofenac if you take an antidepressant. If you are taking specific antidepressants together with an NSAID, it can cause bleeding or bruises easily.

There are times when it's not recommended to take certain medications in combination. Certain drugs may affect the blood levels of other medications you are taking, which could create side effects or render the drugs less effective.

Diclofenac is a drug that can be affected by a variety of drugs. This includes over-the-counter and prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements. The interactions of all drugs are not included in this list. Inform your doctor of all the medications you are currently taking as well as any new medications you are about to start or stop taking.