Diclofenac/misoprostol

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Diclofenac/misoprostol
Combination of
DiclofenacNSAID
MisoprostolProstaglandin analog
Clinical data
Pregnancy
category
  • Contraindication
Routes of
use
By mouth
External links
US NLMDiclofenac/misoprostol
MedlinePlusa699002
Legal
Legal status
Identifiers
CAS Number
  • 239810-53-8
KEGG
ATC code
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Diclofenac/misoprostol, sold under the brand name Arthrotec, is a fixed-dose combination medication that contains:

In the United Kingdom it is available in two strengths. It is marketed by Pharmacia and its indication is for prophylaxis against NSAID-induced gastroduodenal ulceration in patients requiring diclofenac for rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.[citation needed]Arthrotec must not be taken during pregnancy, as it may deform or otherwise harm the fetus, or lead to miscarriage. This may be accompanied by potentially dangerous bleeding, possibly requiring surgery and potentially leading to infertility or death.[1]

Society and culture

Cost

This medication is in the U.S. available for $57 (USD) for an amount of 30 tablets (50 mg-200 mcg) [2]

References

  1. Arthrotec, HealthCentral.com.
  2. "Diclofenac/misoprostol Prices, Coupons & Patient Assistance Programs". Drugs.com. Retrieved 27 March 2021.

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