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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol)?

Short Answer

Arthrotec is a combination of Diclofenac and Misoprostol. It is used for treating rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis in patients at risk of developing ulcers from other types of medications.

Long Answer

Arthrotec (ARE-throw-teck) is classified as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Drugs classified as NSAIDs have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-pyretic (fever-reducing) properties.

It is a combination of Diclofenac and Misoprostol. It is used for treating rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis in patients at risk of developing ulcers from other types of medications.

Arthrotec must be strictly avoided during pregnancy.

Check with your doctor before combining Arthrotec with the following:

  • Aspirin
  • Blood pressure medications such as Cardizem, Inderal, Procardia, and Vasotec
  • Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune)
  • Digoxin (Lanoxin)
  • Diuretics (Lasix, HydroDIURIL)
  • Glipizide (Glucotrol, Glucotrol XL)
  • Glyburide (Diabeta, Micronase)
  • Insulin
  • Lithium (Lithobid, Lithonate)
  • Magnesium-containing antacids such as Maalox and Mylanta
  • Methotrexate (Rheumatrex)
  • Phenobarbital
  • Prednisolone (Delta-Cortef, Pediapred, Prelone)
  • Warfarin (Coumadin)

Additional Information

diclofenac and misoprostol, Arthrotec (MedicineNet.com)

Arthrotec 50 Oral Uses and How to Use (Healthsquare.com)

Arthrotec (PDRhealth.com)

Arthrotec (RxList.com)

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