Pfizer | Arthrotec (Medication)


Arthrotec is combination of medication is used to relieve the pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in patients who have a high risk of developing stomach ulcers. Diclofenac is in a class of medications called NSAIDs used to treat inflammation, pain, and fever. Misoprostol is aprostaglandin analogue used prevent ulcers that might otherwise be caused by the diclofenac.

This is a prescription only medicine and should be taken by mouth with food, usually 2 to 4 times a day, or as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. ...

Side Effect:

This medicine may cause serious side effects such as:unexplained weight gain, excessive tiredness, lack of energy, itching, upset stomach, loss of appetite, pain in the upper right part of the stomach, yellowing of the skin or eyes, flu-like symptoms, pale skin, fast heartbeat, headache, stiff neck, sore throat, muscle pain, confusion, sensitivity to light, fever, blisters, rash, hives, swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs, difficulty breathing or swallowing, hoarseness, unusual vaginal bleeding, cloudy, discolored, or bloody urine, back pain, or difficult or painful urination. If you notice any of these seek medical help immediately.

Less serious adverse reaction include diarrhea and gas or bloating, and these only need consultation in case they persist or worsen.

An allergic reaction is rare, but get medical care if you notice the following symptoms:rash, itching, difficulty breathing, closing of the throat, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, or hives. ...


Before using this medicine inform your doctor if you have any type of allergies. Tell your doctor if you are using other medicine and if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions:inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, lupus, hepatic porphyria, liver or kidney disease; or swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...