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Fibromyalgia - Flector Warnings and Precautions

This page contains links to eMedTV Pain Articles containing information on subjects from Fibromyalgia to Flector Warnings and Precautions. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Fibromyalgia
    Fibromyalgia is a condition involving muscle pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at this condition, including information on its symptoms, treatment options, and possible causes.
  • Fibromyalgia Causes
    As this eMedTV segment explains, the exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. However, there are several factors can increase your risk of having the condition. This article offers more detailed information on the possible causes of this disease.
  • Fibromyalgia Diet
    There is no special diet that can cure fibromyalgia. As this portion of the eMedTV archives explains, even without a specific fibromyalgia diet, it is still important to eat a balanced diet in order to maintain energy and avoid other health problems.
  • Fibromyalgia Drugs
    As this eMedTV segment explains, a number of drugs may be used to treat fibromyalgia, ranging from over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers to prescription antidepressants. This article offers an introduction to the medications used to treat this condition.
  • Fibromyalgia Medications
    This eMedTV page highlights possible fibromyalgia medicines, such as analgesics and antidepressants. Although only three drugs are specifically approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia, a number of drugs can be used off-label to treat this condition.
  • Fibromyalgia Medications
    This eMedTV video clip discusses different medications used to treat fibromyalgia, including SNRIs and pregabalin.
  • Fibromyalgia Pain
    For many people with fibromyalgia, pain is a fact of life. This eMedTV Web page explains the different types of pain that can occur in someone with this condition and lists some of the factors that can affect its intensity.
  • Fibromyalgia Relief
    Eating well, exercising, and getting enough sleep can all help to relieve fibromyalgia symptoms. This page on the eMedTV site covers healthy and practical ways to achieve relief, including information on seeking disability benefits.
  • Fibromyalgia Symptoms
    Fatigue, pain, and tender points on the body are among the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia. As this eMedTV page discusses, symptoms can also include temperature sensitivity, painful menstrual periods, and numbness or tingling.
  • Fibromyalgia Syndrome
    Fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic disorder that causes people to experience fatigue and muscle pain. This eMedTV resource explains the difference between this disorder and arthritis, and also gives statistics on how often fibromyalgia occurs.
  • Fibromyalgia Tender Points
    As this eMedTV page explains, there are 18 specific sites on the body where tender points may be located in a person with fibromyalgia. This article takes a closer look at these points and includes a link to more information on symptoms of fibromyalgia.
  • Fibromyalgia Treatment
    Doctors and pain specialists are among the health professionals who can help with fibromyalgia treatment. This eMedTV Web page explains how treatment often takes a team approach and also lists some specific options, such as medications.
  • Fibromyalgia Treatments
    This eMedTV video clip is an overview of different treatments for fibromyalgia, including lifestyle changes, medications, and alternative treatments.
  • Fibromyalgia Trigger Points
    This eMedTV article talks about the presence of trigger points in people with fibromyalgia, including a discussion on the difference between trigger points and tender points. A link to more information on fibromyalgia symptoms is also included.
  • Fibromyalgia Virus
    Could a virus be the cause of fibromyalgia? This eMedTV article discusses this possibility and describes other theories on why this illness occurs. A link to more detailed information on proposed causes of fibromyalgia is also provided.
  • Fibromyalgie
    Fibromyalgia is a disorder that affects up to 3 million to 6 million people and occurs mainly in women. This eMedTV page covers fibromyalgia symptoms and treatments -- and links to more information. Fibromyalgie is a common misspelling of fibromyalgia.
  • Fibromyalia
    People with fibromyalgia often have widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points. This eMedTV segment describes this condition in more detail and lists some of its treatment options. Fibromyalia is a common misspelling of fibromyalgia.
  • Fibromyaliga
    Fibromyalgia, a disorder characterized by widespread muscle pain, most often affects women. This eMedTV article lists other symptoms of this condition and explains what treatments are available. Fibromyaliga is a common misspelling of fibromyalgia.
  • Fibromyalsia
    Fibromyalgia is a condition involving widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and tender points on the body. This eMedTV article provides a brief overview of the condition and its symptoms. Fibromyalsia is a common misspelling of fibromyalgia.
  • Fibromylagia
    Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition affecting up to 1 in every 50 people. As this eMedTV segment explains, it is characterized by muscle pain, fatigue, and tender points. Fibromylagia is a common misspelling of fibromyalgia.
  • Fibromylgia
    Fibromyalgia is a common condition that can cause symptoms such as muscle pain and fatigue. This eMedTV article offers information on who is at risk for this condition and how it can be treated. Fibromylgia is a common misspelling of fibromyalgia.
  • Fish
    The oils of fatty fish such as salmon, artic char, mackerel, sardines, anchovies, rainbow trout, and halibut are all high in omega-3s, as are oysters and mussels.
  • Flaxseed
    Flaxseed and its oil contain the essential omega-3 fatty acids that are proven to help relieve the inflammation of fibromyalgia.
  • Flector and Breastfeeding
    It is not known whether the active ingredient in Flector (diclofenac patch) passes through breast milk. This eMedTV Web page offers a more in-depth look at breastfeeding and Flector, and explains why the drug is not likely to pass through breast milk.
  • Flector and Pregnancy
    The full risks of using Flector (diclofenac patch) during pregnancy are not known at this time. This eMedTV resource talks about using this product during pregnancy, and explains what problems occurred when other NSAIDs were given to pregnant women.
  • Flector Dosage
    There is only one standard recommended dosage of Flector, regardless of your age or weight. As this eMedTV Web page explains, one Flector Patch should be applied directly to the skin over the area that hurts the most every 12 hours to relieve pain.
  • Flector Drug Interactions
    Lithium, methotrexate, and certain diuretics may cause drug interactions with Flector. This eMedTV resource lists other medications that may cause interactions with the skin patch and describes the problems that may occur if these drugs are combined.
  • Flector Medication Information
    This part of the eMedTV Web site takes a look at Flector, a short-acting NSAID used to treat pain. This article provides information on dosing guidelines for Flector, side effects, and drug warnings, with a link to learn more about the medication.
  • Flector Overdose
    Taking an overdose of Flector (diclofenac patch) could lead to high blood pressure, lethargy, or vomiting. This eMedTV article lists other possible overdose effects and explains when an overdose of this drug is more likely to cause serious effects.
  • Flector Patch
    The Flector Patch is a prescription skin patch that contains a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This eMedTV article explains what Flector is used for, describes how the medication works, and offers information on how to use the skin patch.
  • Flector Side Effects
    Common side effects of Flector include diarrhea, skin irritation, and nausea. This eMedTV segment provides a more complete list of side effects and also explains which side effects of the skin patch are potentially serious and require medical attention.
  • Flector Uses
    Flector is a prescription pain medication used for treating acute pain due to sprains, strains, and bruises. This eMedTV page also lists possible off-label uses of Flector, describes how the product works, and explains whether it is safe for children.
  • Flector Warnings and Precautions
    If you have asthma, let your doctor know before you use Flector. This eMedTV page lists other conditions you should tell your doctor about before using the patch. Warnings and precautions on who should not use Flector are also listed in this article.
  • Fybromyalgia
    Fibromyalgia is an arthritis-related condition characterized by muscle pain, fatigue, and tender points. This eMedTV page provides an introduction to this condition and links to more information. Fybromyalgia is a common misspelling of fibromyalgia.
  • Fybromyalgia Symptoms
    People with fibromyalgia often have symptoms such as widespread pain, fatigue, and tender points. This eMedTV page also explains why fibromyalgia is difficult to diagnose. Fybromyalgia symptoms is a common misspelling of fibromyalgia symptoms.
  • Fybromyalgie
    Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes fatigue and severe pain at tender points. This eMedTV resource lists other symptoms of this condition and explains what treatment options are available. Fybromyalgie is a common misspelling of fibromyalgia.
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