What Makes Licart Different?

Licart is the only once-a-day topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) therapy available to treat acute pain due to minor strains, sprains, and contusions. Its patented next-generation patch technology goes to work fast for powerful pain relief that starts within 1-3 hours of first application and can last all day with once-daily dosing.¹ Licart delivers medicine directly to where it hurts and has a low incidence of adverse events.³

Experience the Licart Difference

Licart can avoid some of the drawbacks that come with other topical pain treatments.
Licart offers:

  • Once-a-day dosing. Unlike other topical pain relievers that require multiple daily doses, Licart requires only 1 dose a day to effectively control acute pain.
  • Fast-acting. Some topical pain relievers require several hours or days to reach their full effect. Licart offers relief within 1 to 3 hours after first application.¹
  • Low systemic exposure. Many commonly prescribed oral pain relievers can be risky for many patients with medical conditions or who are taking other medications that may have a systemic (whole body) effect. Licart delivers powerful pain relief directly to where it hurts with low systemic exposure and a low incidence of adverse events.³
  • Easy to administer. Other topical NSAID pain relievers (gels and liquids) require measuring out  precise dosing. Licart ensures a proper dose in one easy-to-apply patch.
  • No mess or unpleasant odor like other topical pain relievers. Licart sticks to where it hurts and won’t stain clothing.
  • Accessible and affordable. There are multiple options to help you reduce the out-of-pocket costs for your Licart therapy with or without health insurance.

How Does Licart Work?

Licart is a once-a-day topical NSAID therapy that is effective as an add-on or as monotherapy for acute pain due to minor strains, sprains, and contusions. Clinically proven to reduce pain and swelling, Licart helps you control pain so that you may get back to your everyday life.¹

Licart features patented next-generation patch technology that helps it to act fast and deliver long-lasting pain relief directly to where it hurts. Other topical NSAID pain formulations can require multiple daily doses and can take several days to reach their full effect. With Licart, you can start to feel significant pain relief 1 – 3 hours after the first application.  Licart has been clinically proven to reduce pain when used daily for up to 7 days.¹
Unlike oral drugs, Licart has low systemic exposure. It also has a low incidence of adverse events.³
Licart is not an opioid so you don’t have to worry about dependency.

Pain Patch Treatment Areas

Ankle

FOOT

Lower back patch

BACK

Neck Patch

NECK

Shoulder patch

SHOULDER

Wrist patch

WRIST

Elbow patch

ELBOW

Ankle

ANKLE

Knee patch

KNEE

How to Apply Licart

Apply as prescribed by your doctor.

Using Licart is simple. Just peel the adhesive backing from the Licart patch and apply directly to the site of your pain. The recommended dose is 1 patch to the most painful area, once daily.

If Licart begins to peel off, the edges of the patch may be taped down. For ankles, knees, and elbows, you can use a mesh netting sleeve to keep the patch in place as long as air is still able to pass through.

When Not to Use Licart

Do not apply Licart to damaged skin, and do not wear the patch when showering or bathing. Wash your hands after applying, handling, or removing Licart. Avoid contact with your eyes.

Before taking Licart, tell your doctor if you have a history of cardiovascular disease, or liver or kidney disease. Tell your doctor if you have a history of GI bleeding or are taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) therapy for another medical condition.

Language to prevent generic substitution

Use the drop-down menu below to see your state’s required language.

Sign the prescription signature line labeled “Dispense as Written”

Write “Brand Medically Necessary” or similar words

Expressly indicate that substitution is not allowed. For example, write “Dispense as Written” or words of similar language

Expressly indicate that substitution is not allowed. For example, write “Dispense as Written” or words of similar language

Write the words “Do Not Substitute” or words of similar meaning, or initial box labeled “Do Not Substitute”

Write the words “Do Not Substitute” or “Dispense as Written” or initial the “Do Not Substitute” or “Dispense as Written” box

Write the words “Brand Medically Necessary” or “No Substitution” on the appropriate line

Write the words “Brand Necessary” or “Brand Medically Necessary”

Write “Medically Necessary” or, with an electronically generated and transmitted prescription, make an overt act that brand is medically necessary

Write the words “Brand Necessary” or “Brand Medically Necessary”

Write the words “Brand Necessary” or “Brand Medically Necessary”

Indicate by any means that a brand name drug must be dispensed (e.g. write “Brand Necessary”)

Indicate “May Not Substitute”

Sign the prescription signature line labeled “Dispense As Written” and write “Brand Medically Necessary”

Expressly indicate that no substitution is allowed. For example, write “Dispense as Written” or words of similar language

Expressly indicate that no substitution is allowed (for example, indicate “Dispense as Written”) and sign the prescription signature line labeled “Dispense as Written”

Write “Do Not Substitute,”“DNS,” or any phrase generally known throughout the medical and pharmaceutical professions as meaning the same thing; on a preprinted form, check the appro- priate box meaning “Do Not Substitute”

Indicate “Dispense as Written” or “DAW”; for a Medicaid prescription, handwrite the words “Brand Necessary” or “Brand Medically Necessary” on the face of the prescription or on a sheet attached to the prescription

Write the words “Dispense as Written”, “DAW”, “Brand”, “Brand Necessary” or “Brand Medically Necessary”; if there is a check box on the prescription, check it

Expressly indicate that substitution is not allowed. For example, write “Brand Medically Necessary” or words of similar language

Write the words “No Substitution”

Write the words “Dispense as Written” or “DAW”

Write the words “Dispense as Written” or “DAW”

Sign the prescription signature line labeled “Dispense as Written”

Sign the prescription signature line labeled “Dispense as Written”

Write “Brand Medically Necessary”

Write the words “No Drug Product Selection,”“Dispense As Written,”“Brand Medically Necessary,” or “No Generic Substitution,” or “N.D.P.S.,”“D.A.W.,” or “B.M.N.”

Write the words “Dispense as Written”

Write the words “Medically Necessary”

Initial the prescription blank next to “Do Not Substitute”

Write the words “No Substitution” or “No Sub”

Write the initials “DAW” in the appropriate box

Write the initials “DAW” in the appropriate box

Write the words “Brand Medically Necessary”

Write the words “Dispense as Written”or “DAW”

Substitution is prohibited unless authorized by the prescriber or patient

Write the words “No Substitution” or words of similar meaning

Write the words “Brand Necessary” or “Brand Medically Necessary”

Write the words “Brand Necessary” or “Brand Medically Necessary”

Sign the prescription signature line labeled “Dispense as Written”

Write the words “Brand Necessary” or words of similar meaning

Write the words “Brand Medically Necessary”, “Dispense as Written”, “Medically Necessary”, “No Generic”, or words of similar meaning

Write the words “Brand Necessary” or “Brand Medically Necessary”

Write the words “Dispense as Written” or check the “Dispense as Written” box on a preprinted form

Write the words “Brand Necessary”, “No Substitution”, “Dispense as Written”, or “DAW”

Write the words “Brand Medically Necessary”

Sign the prescription signature line labeled “Dispense as Written”

Write the words “Dispense as Written”, “D.A.W.” or words of similar meaning

Write the words “Brand Medically Necessary”

Write the words “No Substitution” or “N.S.” or words of similar meaning

Expressly indicate that substitution is not allowed. For example, indicate the words “Dispense as Written” or words of similar language

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