Ensuring Safe Treatment With Arthrotec
Drug InteractionsArthrotec may react with a number of other medicines (see Arthrotec Drug Interactions).
Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderYou should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Heart disease, such as congestive heart failure or a history of a heart attack
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- A liver problem known as hepatic porphyria
- Had recent coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery or plans to have a CABG
- Had a stroke
- Stomach ulcers or stomach bleeding
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Edema (retention of body fluid).
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Arthrotec and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Arthrotec and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Arthrotec Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
What If I Overdose on Arthrotec?An overdose with Arthrotec can be potentially dangerous. If you happen to overdose on this medication, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Arthrotec Overdose for more information.)