Flector and Back injury - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Back injury is found among people who take Flector, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Flector and have Back injury. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 4,962 people who have side effects when taking Flector from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Aug, 18, 2022

4,962 people reported to have side effects when taking Flector.
Among them, 15 people (0.3%) have Back injury.

What is Flector?

Flector has active ingredients of diclofenac epolamine. It is often used in pain. eHealthMe is studying from 4,896 Flector users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Back injury?

Back injury is found to be associated with 1,841 drugs and 1,084 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Flector and Back injury reports submitted per year:

Could Flector cause Back injury?

Time on Flector when people have Back injury *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Back injury when taking Flector *:

  • female: 73.33 %
  • male: 26.67 %

Age of people who have Back injury when taking Flector *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 7.69 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 92.31 %

Common drugs people take besides Flector *:

  1. Vitamin E: 7 people, 46.67%
  2. Nexium: 7 people, 46.67%
  3. Plavix: 5 people, 33.33%
  4. Lipitor: 5 people, 33.33%
  5. Vitamin D3: 5 people, 33.33%
  6. Xalatan: 5 people, 33.33%
  7. Norvasc: 5 people, 33.33%
  8. Glucophage: 5 people, 33.33%
  9. Nitrostat: 4 people, 26.67%
  10. Dha: 4 people, 26.67%

Common side effects people have besides Back injury *:

  1. Fall: 12 people, 80.00%
  2. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure): 11 people, 73.33%
  3. Road Traffic Accident: 7 people, 46.67%
  4. Limb Injury: 6 people, 40.00%
  5. Weight Increased: 5 people, 33.33%
  6. Head Discomfort: 5 people, 33.33%
  7. Meningioma (a diverse set of tumours arising from the meninges): 5 people, 33.33%
  8. Memory Loss: 5 people, 33.33%
  9. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness): 5 people, 33.33%
  10. Limb Discomfort (discomfort in leg): 5 people, 33.33%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Laryngeal Disorder (disease of larynx related to voice): 5 people, 33.33%
  2. Intraocular Pressure Increased: 5 people, 33.33%
  3. Infection: 5 people, 33.33%
  4. High Blood Pressure: 5 people, 33.33%
  5. High Blood Cholesterol: 5 people, 33.33%
  6. Glaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss): 5 people, 33.33%
  7. Gastrointestinal Disorder (functional problems of gastrointestinal tract): 5 people, 33.33%
  8. Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye): 5 people, 33.33%
  9. Cardiac Disorder: 5 people, 33.33%
  10. Abdominal Discomfort: 5 people, 33.33%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Flector and have Back injury?

Check whether Back injury is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on diclofenac epolamine (the active ingredients of Flector) and Flector (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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