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:
(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.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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