Arthrotec 75 Drug Information
Before your healthcare provider prescribes Arthrotec® (diclofenac/misoprostol) 75/200, he or she will need information on your medical history and any other drugs you are taking. It is important that he or she knows if you have problems like diabetes or high blood pressure, as this medication may not be the most appropriate choice for people with these conditions.
Arthrotec comes as a tablet that is taken two to four times daily. It is available in two strengths, including:
- Arthrotec 50/200 -- which contains diclofenac 50 mg and misoprostol 200 mcg
- Arthrotec 75/200 -- which contains diclofenac 75 mg and misoprostol 200 mcg.
Arthrotec is approved to treat the symptoms of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, while also preventing stomach or intestinal ulcers in certain people. Side effects may include diarrhea, nausea, and gas.
(To learn more about this drug, click Arthrotec. This article contains information on specific uses of the 75/200 and 50/200 strengths of this medication, explains how it works, and covers some important safety information.)