| arthrotec 50 |
Diclofenac relieves pain and swelling. Misoprostol protects the stomach from diclofenac s irritating effects. This combination medication is used to treat arthritis in people at high risk of developing stomach ulcers.
- Store at room temperature away from heat and light.
- Do not store in the bathroom.
- If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
- Symptoms of overdose may include severe stomach pain, coffee ground-like vomit, dark stool, diarrhea, fever, ringing in the ears, change in amount of urine, unusually fast or slow heartbeat, slow or shallow breathing, severe headache, seizures, or loss of consciousness.
Arthrotec 50 Delayed Release
Arthrotec 50 Delayed-Release Tablet
50 mg-200 mcg. Arthrotec
- Take Arthrotec 50 by mouth with food or milk or immediately after a meal as directed.
- Swallow the tablets whole.
- Do not chew, crush or dissolve Arthrotec 50.
- Take Arthrotec 50 with 6 to 8 ounces (180-240ml) of water.
- Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking Arthrotec 50.
- Take Arthrotec 50 exactly as prescribed.
- Do not increase the dose or take it more often than prescribed.
- Maximum benefit comes from continued and routine use.
- Do not use this only when arthritis flares up or for treating other pain, unless directed to do so by your doctor.
- Stomach upset, stomach pain, diarrhea or gas may occur the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication.
- Other side effects reported include headache, dizziness.
- If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
- Notify your doctor if you develop: dark urine, vomiting, chest pain, ringing in the ears, unusual bruising or bleeding, increased menstrual bleeding, vision changes, lightheadedness, yellowing of the eyes or skin, mental confusion or depression.
- If you notice any of the following unlikely but very serious side effects, stop taking Arthrotec 50 and consult your doctor or pharmacist immediately: black stools, persistent stomach/ abdominal pain, vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
- In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to Arthrotec 50, seek immediate medical attention.
- Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Tell your doctor your medical history especially: liver disease, kidney disease, blood disorders, ulcers, heart disease, alcohol use, high blood pressure, eye disease, prior Cesarean births or uterus surgery, five or more previous pregnancies, asthma, nasal polyps, any allergies - especially aspirin/NSAID allergy (e.g., ibuprofen, celecoxib).
- Use caution when performing tasks requiring alertness.
- Limit alcohol intake as it may intensify the drowsiness effect of Arthrotec 50.
- Arthrotec 50 may cause stomach bleeding.
- Daily use of alcohol, especially when combined with Arthrotec 50, may increase your risk for stomach bleeding.
- Check with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
- To minimize dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly.
- Infrequently, Arthrotec 50 may increase the skin s sensitivity to sunlight.
- If this happens to you: avoid prolonged sun exposure, wear protective clothing, use a sunscreen, avoid sunlamps.
- Caution is advised when Arthrotec 50 is used in the elderly.
- Arthrotec 50 should not be used during pregnancy.
- If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.
- Arthrotec 50 is excreted into breast milk.
- Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
- If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
- Do not double-up the dose to catch up.
- Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: aspirin, NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen), antacids, digoxin, water pills (diuretics), blood thinners (e.g., warfarin), oral diabetic drugs, high blood pressure medicine, cyclosporine, methotrexate, lithium.
- Check the ingredients of any nonprescription medicines you may be using since many cough, cold, and pain products contain aspirin or other NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen).
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.