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Arthrotec Pain Medication
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably not ...: It chemically related to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ...Read more
I keep having hunger pains, I eat plenty and take: aciphex, (rabeprazole) and arthrotec everyday. I am not sure what the cause is?
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
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
Is arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) taken every 12 hours if it says take 1 tablet twice a day?
Yes: It can be taken in the morning and at night. ...Read more