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With Economic Pain Contributing to Minor Strains and Sprains, King Pharmaceuticals(R), Inc. and RealAge.com Launch Effort to Educate Americans on Prevention and Treatment
Date:9/21/2009

ormal activities before the injury is properly healed increases the chances of reinjury and can lead to a chronic problem.(3)

"Because strains and sprains are common, people can underestimate their possible long-term effects, especially if not properly treated," said Dr Bruce Thomas, Medical Director for the Ladies Professional Golf Association and Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine/Family Practice at Florida State University. "When in doubt, patients should always contact a healthcare professional for advice. Treatment for minor strains and sprains may include rest, ice, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) either orally or in a topical patch, such as FLECTOR(R) Patch (diclofenac epolamine topical patch) 1.3%, which delivers an NSAID directly to the site of acute (short-term)pain."(3)

King Pharmaceuticals markets FLECTOR(R) Patch (diclofenac epolamine topical patch) 1.3%, the first and only prescription acute pain relief patch available in the United States that contains an NSAID.(4,5) The patch is used for the topical treatment of acute (short-term) pain due to minor strains, sprains, and contusions (bruises).(4)

About FLECTOR(R) Patch

Each FLECTOR(R) Patch contains 180 mg of diclofenac epolamine, an NSAID, the same class of drugs that includes ibuprofen and naproxen. These drugs relieve pain. FLECTOR(R) Patch releases its active ingredient locally through the skin at the site of acute pain. The medication in pills or capsules, which are taken by mouth, is absorbed through the stomach and digestive tract and then spread throughout the body.

FLECTOR(R) Patch (diclofenac epolamine topical patch) 1.3% is used for the topical treatment of acute (short-term) pain due to minor strains, sprains, and contusions (bruises).

FLECTOR(R) Patch is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Use FLECTOR(R) Patch exactly as your healt
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