Arthrotec

Arthrotec Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Arthrotec)?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose (Arthrotec)?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness, confusion, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, shallow breathing, feeling light-headed, or fainting.

What should I avoid while taking diclofenac and misoprostol (Arthrotec)?

Avoid using antacids without your doctor's advice. Use only the type of antacid your doctor recommends. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb diclofenac and misoprostol.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, allergy, or pain medicine. NSAIDs are contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of a certain type of drug. Check the label to see if a medicine contains asprin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen.

Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of stomach bleeding caused by diclofenac.

Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Diclofenac and misoprostol can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.

What other drugs will affect diclofenac and misoprostol (Arthrotec)?

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

  • a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
  • cyclosporine (Neoral, Gengraf, Sandimmune);
  • digoxin (Lanoxin);
  • a diuretic (water pill);
  • insulin or diabetes medicine you take by mouth;
  • lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
  • methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
  • phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton);
  • steroids (prednisone and others);
  • voriconazole (Vfend);
  • aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others; or
  • an ACE inhibitor such as benazepril (Lotensin), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), and others.

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with diclofenac and misoprostol. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about diclofenac and misoprostol.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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