What is Diclofenac Epolamine Patch?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Flector Patch Voltaren Patch

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A prescription topical treatment for acute (short-term) pain due to minor strains, sprains, and contusions (bruises). The patch releases a drug called diclofenac epolamine is effective in the treatment of acute migraine attacks. It is sold under a brand name Flector Patch.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 19 11
Joint pain 12 7
Fibromyalgia 9 1
Arthritis pain 2 0
Back pain 2 1

Show all 17 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 3
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Diclofenac Epolamine Patch

Side effect Patients Percentage
Burning sensation in skin 1
Gastrointestinal discomfort 1
Lightheadedness 1
Skin tenderness 1
Stomach pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Diclofenac Epolamine Patch

Dosage Patients Percentage
2.6 g daily 2
1.3 g daily 1
12hours as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Diclofenac Epolamine Patch

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 5
Other 5
Expense 3
Side effects too severe 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Doctor's advice 1
See all 13 patients who've stopped taking Diclofenac Epolamine Patch

Duration

Currently taking Diclofenac Epolamine Patch

Duration Patients Percentage
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Diclofenac Epolamine Patch

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 13
Usually 8
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 16
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 4
< $25 9
Not specified 7

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Diclofenac Epolamine Patch and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 2
Lacidipine 1
Naproxen (Naproxen Prescription) 1
Last updated:
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