Arthrotec Warnings and Precautions
People who are prescribed Arthrotec should understand the safety precautions associated with it, including warnings of potential drug interactions and allergic reactions that may occur. Also, this prescription medication is not appropriate for people who have certain problems with their liver, kidneys, or heart. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding may also be at risk for complications.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Arthrotec® (diclofenac/misoprostol) 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
- A liver problem known as hepatic porphyria
- Had recent coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery or plans to have a CABG
- Had a stroke
- Ever had stomach or intestinal ulcers or bleeding
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Edema (retention of body fluid).
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.