Flector Patches

Discussion in 'Alpharma' started by Anonymous, Jul 23, 2008 at 12:14 PM.

Tags: Add Tags
  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I am a rep with another company. I was prescribed Flector patches. Not only was it covered tier 2 on my plan (medco) but I found a rebate online so it cost me nothing. It was RX by my orthopedist for tendonitis. I know I can search online for this info but I figured I would ask other reps first. I find it to be a great medication patch and has completely relieved my pain.

    1) What exactly is the medication in the patch? I know it is an NSAID but what kind?
    2) I sleep with it on my hip but it shifts. Any suggestions?
    3) Does this help heal the condition or just reduces inflammation and pain?
    4) Is it better than a cortisone shot? Better than oral NSAIDS?

    Thanks
     
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Sorry Troll. Look up the answers in the package insert or ask your doctor. You cannot lure us into a conversation online that puts our company at risk. We are too smart for that here at Alpharma!!
     
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Thanks a lot. I work for GSK and I was looking for answers from reps. Go F#$% yourself.
     
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    If you are sincere, I apologize for my colleague calling you a troll. But you, as a rep, surely understand that it would be inapropriate for us to make product claims online, even on an anonymous board in todays medicolegal climate. You can get answers to your questions at flectorpatch.com or by googling flector patch. Hope the product continues to work well for you and congrats on gsk's earnings report.
     
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I use generic aspercream from CVS, cost me less than my copay for Flector copay and works better. The only drawback is having to rub in the cream.
    It is a shame that any company would sell an old NSAID for over $10 per day.
    No wonder Managed Care is cuting from thier plan. $300 per month vs $10 a month for generic orals or salicilate cream.

    To the Flector reps. Do you have any studies that show efficacy is better than oral NSAIDS or Salicilate creams?
     
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Wow! You Alpharma reps are pussies. I don't even work for your shit ass company. I think I will do my best to answer this for the OP.
    1) Look it up in the PI. Similiar to older NSAIDs like Voltaren.
    2) Use medical tape
    3) Does not heal, just reduces inflammation, which in theory should reduce pain and increase comfort.
    4) No studies were done to compare injections vs. patch or patch vs. oral NSAID.
    Benefit here is that you are not taking a med systemically. It goes right to the area via transdermal patch. 2 studies in PI show efficacy at 7 weeks and 14 weeks.
     
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Hell we ran out of Flector glue for almost three months and NEVER recovered. They even lied about the shortage
     
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    That explains why it keeps coming off the OP's body. Try duct tape instead.
     
  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Here's the deal. The "representative" who claims to want to know more about the product went so far as to draw the line that Alpharma Pharmaceuticals is the one promoting the Flector Patch.

    So s/he had the time to read either the package or the printout from his or her pharmacy. All they would have to do to know about the product that they were going to be using on their own body is READ. Hell, any patient who picked up a Flector Patch should have been able to answer a few of those questions listed.

    Doesn't every pharm rep read the Package Insert in detail when they get a script for themselves or their family members/children?

    We all know how to find out about a products recommended usage, dosages, indications, active ingredients, etc.

    I say it's someone trying to provoke an off label conversation from one of us.
     
  10. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Try Voltaren Gel. Same molecule but many advantages over the Flector patch. For use on moveable joints, you do not have to worry about the adhesion of the patch to your skin. You actually get deeper penetration from the gel, so in cases such as tendonitis where you have such dense tissue to penetrate, the gel will reach the tissue for the necessary anti-inflammatory effects. Finally in cost, Voltaren Gel will be around a quarter of the price per day as the Flector patch. At least this is what I tell my patients.
     
  11. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    your patients? don't you mean the physicians you are selling the gel to? And I am sure you tell them about the 4x a day application, and all the other stuff involved with it. Great idea, stay off alpharma's board. I am sure you are the same bozo who started this whole discussion
     
  12. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    ummm do you have a study to back up that claim? i didnt know there was a head to head out there or data of such. I'll make sure to ask MY drs. bout that one
     
  13. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Yes I read the PI to the asswipe above. Just wanted some rep insights. I did not know that there was a Voltaren gel. If it needs to be applied 4 times daily as someone else posted then I would not want to be using it. I have Medco which covered the RX and I found a $15 rebate online so it cost me $0. I like the patch because I put it on at night and pull it off in the morning. I changed the way I applied it (horizontally as opposed to vertical) so now it does not come off at night. I can actually run again which is great because I have not been able to do that for 4 months.
     
  14. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Yes, it goes deeper because it has more systemic absorption than Flector Patch. But, just don't expose treated skin with Voltaren Gel to sunlight! Right there in their package insert. Says that in animal studies there is an increased risk of cancerous skin tumors. Nice! Lets not forget that it's 4x/day, have to wait 20 minutes before applying clothing, can't rub your eyes, even though it's indicated for hands, etc..... Oh, and that IS out of the PI.
     
  15. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I think these mini chat rooms are hilarious... everyone bashes everything and everyone.

    Question: How does the patch or gel stack up against some of the oral meds out there?

    Celebrex has a good story to tell with the whole Cox 2 thing...

    Naprelan has a once a day thing....

    I'm sure Mobic has its advantages...

    Why would someone want to rub gel all over themselves if they can just take a pill and be done with it once or twice a day?
     

Share This Page