More Info on Arthrotec Indications

How Does It Work?

Arthrotec combines two different medications that work in different ways. Diclofenac sodium, the pain-relieving component, works by blocking the production of prostaglandins, which are hormone-like substances in the body that cause inflammation and pain. By blocking the production of prostaglandins, diclofenac can reduce pain, inflammation, and joint swelling associated with arthritis.
 
Misoprostol, the other component, is a type of prostaglandin. It works by decreasing stomach acid secretion and protecting the lining of the stomach from stomach acid and other harmful substances.
 

Is It Safe for Children to Use Arthrotec?

Arthrotec is not approved for use in children, and has not been adequately studied in this age group.
 

Can Older Adults Use It?

Older adults can use Arthrotec. However, older adults may need to be monitored more closely while using this medicine, as they may have a higher chance of certain problems, such as heart attacks, strokes, and kidney problems.
 

Are There Off-Label Arthrotec Uses?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Arthrotec for something other than the conditions listed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. Arthrotec may be used off-label to relieve symptoms of conditions other than osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
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