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Arthrotec Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Arthrotec is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
ACE Inhibitors
Arthrotec may decrease the effectiveness of ACE inhibitors in lowering blood pressure. Taking these medicines together may also decrease kidney function. Your healthcare provider will need to monitor you more closely if you take these drugs together.
 
ARBs
Arthrotec may decrease the effectiveness of ARBs in lowering blood pressure. Taking these medicines together may also decrease kidney function. Your healthcare provider will need to monitor you more closely if you take these medicines together.
 
Beta Blockers
Taking Arthrotec in combination with a beta blocker may decrease the effectiveness of the beta blocker in lowering blood pressure. Your healthcare provider may need to monitor your blood pressure more closely if you take these medicines together.
 
Bile Acid Sequestrants
Bile acid sequestrants can interfere with the absorption of Arthrotec from the digestive tract. If you are taking both Arthrotec and a bile acid sequestrant, try to separate the doses of these two medicines by at least two hours to minimize the risk of this interaction.
 
Certain Antacids
Taking Arthrotec with antacids that contain magnesium can increase the risk for diarrhea. If you need an antacid during Arthrotec treatment, make sure to take one that does not contain magnesium. Your pharmacist can help you choose a magnesium-free antacid.
 
Corticosteroids
Taking Arthrotec with a corticosteroid may increase your risk for gastrointestinal (GI) side effects, including potentially serious side effects such as GI bleeding. Your healthcare provider may monitor you more closely for signs of GI problems if you take these medicines together.
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