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I currently take Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) now and I am still in pain especially in my low back and hands. Is there another non-narcotic medication I can ask Dr about?

I currently take Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) now and I am still in pain especially in my low back and hands. Is there another non-narcotic medication I can ask Dr about?

Limited options: Besides the addition of something like Tylenol (acetaminophen) there isn't much out there, as "stacked" nonsteroidals start to have significant adverse effects. If you are interested in alternative options, there is some evolving data about tart charries and anti-inflammatory effect - the data is real but very nascent. Glucosamine(+/- chrondroiton) have even less data, but are also rather benign. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Will arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) show up on a drug test as an opiate?

Will arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) show up on a drug test as an opiate?

Probably not ...: It chemically related to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ...Read more

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I keep having hunger pains, I eat plenty and take: aciphex, (rabeprazole) and arthrotec everyday. I am not sure what the cause is?

I keep having hunger pains, I eat plenty and take: aciphex, (rabeprazole) and arthrotec everyday. I am not sure what the cause is?

Hunger pains: Arthritic is an anti-inflammatory drug that can affect your stomach even if you are taking aciphex (rabeprazole). You should see a Gastroenterologist . You might need endoscopic study. You should stop arthrotec for now. ...Read more

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Is arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) a narcotic?

Agree w Dr. Waghmar: Diclofenac + Misoprostol = Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol). This is an NSAID (declofencac) with a med to protect against ulcers (Misaprostil). ...Read more

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Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) 75/200mg , serequel 25mg, ativan 25mg, what are these for?

Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) 75/200mg , serequel 25mg, ativan 25mg, what are these for?

Arthritis,anxiety: Arthotec contain two medications - diclofenac arthritis medicine ; Misoprostol stomach protector. Seroquel (quetiapine) is used for anxiety and psychiatric problems - such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia usually in much higher doses than 25 mg. Seroquel (quetiapine) is in the antipsychotic family but also as a mood stabilizer ativan is a tranquilizer used for anxiety. Ativan is short term use or occasional rescue use. ...Read more

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Is anyone familiar with arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol)?

Is anyone familiar with arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol)?

Yes: Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) is an anti-inflammatory which combines diclofenac (aka voltaren) and Misoprostol ( formerly known as cytotec) - the latter helps minimize the risk for stomach bleeding from the diclofenac. ...Read more

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Can I take 150 mg of Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) at one time?

No: You are likely to have side effects from the medication if you try this. You will have fewer problems and get better results with this medication if you take 75mg twice a day with food ...Read more

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How long does is take for arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) to work?

A few days: You should know within a few days, week at the most, if the dose you are on is effective, etc. ...Read more

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Is arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) safe to use in abortion?

Is arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) safe to use in abortion?

Not for use in preg: This is an arthritis medicine that should not be used during pregnancy. It will cause an abortion in very early pregnancy and more serious problems in later pregnancy. It is safe to use after an abortion. ...Read more

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