Arthrotec: It is a combination medicine consisting of two drugs as its active ingredients, firstly diclofenac(75mg/200mcg) which is a non - steroidal anti -inflammatory drug(NSAID) with analgesic properties that helps in reducing pain and inflammation and secondly misoprostol(200 mcg) - “ a gastrointestinal mucosal protective prostaglandin E 1 analog which helps in protecting the stomach from the adverse effects of diclofenac. This medicine is especially used in the treatment of arthritis in patients with high chances of getting stomach ulcers and related problems.
USES : Arthrotec is used to cure and prevent the symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in patients who are at risk of having a NSAID - triggered ulcer or other ulcers.
HOW TO USE :Take it in dose and duration only as per the guidelines provided by your doctor. Read the label carefully prior to use. Do not crush or chew it. Avoid lying down for a while after consuming this medicine. Take it with or without food as directed by your physician. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. Drink plenty of water and fluids.
PRECAUTIONS: Take Arthrotec under medical supervision and inform your doctor in detail about your medical history, existing diseases and medication before using it. Preganant women and women who are planning to conceive must not take this medicine as misoprostol, one of the active ingredients of this medicine can
lead to abortion, premature birth or birth defects. Lactating mothers should ask their doctor before using it.Patients with cardiovascular diseases, hypersensitivity to such drugs, coronary artery bypass graft(CABG) surgery, gastrointestinal bleeding, kidney or liver problems should use it only after consulting their physician. Avoid alcohol consumption along with it as it may increase the drowsiness in patients.
- Abdominal pain
- High blood pressure
- Dry mouth
- Irregular heartbeat
- Skin rash
Seek medical assistance immediately if any of the above mentioned or other unusual symptoms occur after using Arthrotec.