How to Use It


FLECTOR Patch is the only prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) patch. It's a treatment that can be applied directly to the site of injury. Take a look through the information below to learn more about how to use it.

5 Easy Steps to Apply FLECTOR Patch

Wash the painful area with soap and water. Don't use a moisturizing soap, lotion, astringent, or other skin care product. Then, dry the area.
Cut the envelope along the dotted line, but don’t cut the zipper seal below it. Pull apart the seal, and remove one FLECTOR Patch.

To prevent the patches inside the envelope from drying out, squeeze the zipper seal together after removing each patch for use.

Fold one corner of the patch and gently rub it between your fingers to separate the patch from the liner.
Apply one FLECTOR Patch right where it hurts the most; firmly press the patch in place—especially around the edges. Remove if you see irritation.
Once used, throw the patch away where children and pets can't get it.


When you apply FLECTOR Patch to the site of your acute pain due to minor strains, sprains, and bruises, keep the following in mind:

  • Apply as prescribed by your doctor
  • Apply directly to the site of injury
  • Apply only to unbroken or undamaged skin
  • Do not use while bathing or showering
  • If it peels off, tape down the edges or use a mesh netting sleeve

Apply every 12 hours—right where it hurts the most.

The most common side effects of flector patch include:

  • Skin reactions at the application site
  • Nausea
  • Changes in taste
  • Indigestion
  • Headaches
  • Drowsiness
  • Skin sensations such as burning, tingling, and/or prickling

Do not take oral NSAIDs while on FLECTOR Patch.


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Be sure to tell your doctor:

  • About your medical conditions
  • About the medicines you're taking
  • If you're pregnant or breastfeeding