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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

Dr. Michele Lauria
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Misoprostol (Definition)

Misoporstol (Cytotec) is a labor inducer is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug. Misoprostol is a medication that causes the uterus to contract. This can be used to induce labor. It is also used to help a miscarriage pass more quickly. It is either taken by mouth or as tablets placed into the vagina. Misoprostol causes significant cramping and, if it is used to pass a miscarriage, causes vaginal bleeding. This is a normal ...Read more


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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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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?

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) 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 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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Is meloxicam 15mg stronger than arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) 75mg?

Similar: Melodic am 15mg daily is the equivalent to 75mg twice a day of arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol). They are both nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs. Everyone responds to these differently. The one that works the best for you may not help the next person. ...Read more

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Does arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) thin the blood?

Does arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) thin the blood?

Arthrotech: The diclofenac in Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) belongs to a group of meds that have sometimes been associated with blood clotting not blood thinning. Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) does not 'thin' the blood. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could take arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) and flexeril together?

Can you tell me if I could take arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) and flexeril together?

Yes: There is no drug interaction between arthotec and flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl).
Flexeril is a muscle relaxer and arthotec is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) arthritis medicine with a stomach protector in the same tablet. ...Read more

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If I combo arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) with 650mg of acetaminophen, should I only take 1 or take 2 650mg of acetaminophen? Thanks!

If I combo arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) with 650mg of acetaminophen, should I only take 1 or take 2 650mg of acetaminophen? Thanks!

Occasional use: There are no known interactions between Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) and Acetaminophen. Assuming you have no kidney or liver impairments the occasional use of this combination is safe. If however you are needing to combine these often contact your physician to explore management of your pain ...Read more

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Is Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) better than Meloxicam for arthritis and back pain?

Somewhat different: Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that taken long term may require a proton pump inhibitor such as prilosec to prevent G. I. Problems such as ulcer. Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) contains diclofenac, also an N SAID but also misoprostil an older drug to protect the G.I. tract. You should try diclofenac separately without and Mexican to see which is better. Long term u need pump inhibitor separately. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 9 weeks pregnant. Is abortion with arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) safe at this stage?

What to do if I'm 9 weeks pregnant. Is abortion with arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) safe at this stage?

No, No, no: Please don't attempt a self- abortion with arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) (NSAID) or any other drug or herbal. ...Read more

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My resting heart rate increased by 15 while taking arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol). Should I be concerned?

Common sense with ri: Go down to the drugstore and check your blood pressure and pulse daily for a week without it. Write it down. (with your doctor's permission) and then do this while taking arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol). Then review it with your doctor. It could be nothing or a problem, depending on what your cardiac system is to begin with. ...Read more

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I have arthritis pain in my hands and I take arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) and was wondering can I use a OTC cream on my hands at the same time? If so what kind is good?

Yes: I think you should stick to arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol). If that's not cutting it, then you seek a step up in your treatment from your physician. I don't think a cream will be that helpful. ...Read more

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M31, why my surgeon prescribed arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) 50mg for 5 days after hernia surgery. Its giving me mild pain in stomach, what alternative I may take.

M31, why my surgeon prescribed arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) 50mg for 5 days after hernia surgery. Its giving me mild pain in stomach, what alternative I may take.

For pain: This is most likely for post-op pain. If you are having stomach problems from it, stop taking it. Ask your surgeon for a different type of pain medication. They should take your call (or whomever is covering for them) even on the weekend. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) while having a ulcer, and or gastritis and taking omeprazole 40 mg a day?

Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) omeprazol: Are you symptomatic? For how long are you taking both medications?
Do get diarrhea? Gas per rectum? Are you eating well?
If you have no symptoms, the you are OK
Otherwise, you will require to see a gastroenterologist, have a gastroscopy,
or change your arthritis medication ...Read more

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Is ketoprofen better than arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) for low back pain and osteoarthritis?

Is ketoprofen better than arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) for low back pain and osteoarthritis?

Same drug: All NSAID work the same. No one has been able to identify the reason for personal preference. None of them change the course of your disease. They work on pain only. Minimal inflammatory effect ...Read more

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