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Arthrotec contains diclofenac which belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These are used to reduce inflammation and pain in joints and muscles. Arthrotec cannot cure arthritis but is used to relieve symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness and joint pain.

75mg
60 Tablets (1 pack)
120 Tablets (2 packs)

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Arthrotec contains diclofenac which belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These are used to reduce inflammation and pain in joints and muscles. Arthrotec cannot cure arthritis but is used to relieve symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness and joint pain. For the full product description, download the PIL.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Arthrotec If you:

  • have other health problems such as a disease of the liver or kidneys. Do not take Arthrotec if you have severe kidney or liver failure
  • previously had an ulcer or bleeding in your stomach or intestines. Do not take Arthrotec if you currently have an ulcer or bleeding in your stomach or intestines
  • bleed or bruise easily
  • have inflammation of the intestines (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease)
  • have, or have ever had asthma or an allergic disease
  • have an infection, as Arthrotec may mask a fever or other signs of infection
  • are dehydrated
  • are over the age of 65 as your doctor will want to monitor you regularly
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (see section on “Pregnancy”). Due to the risk to the foetus, your treatment with Arthrotec must be discontinued immediately
  • are a woman of childbearing age (see also section on “Pregnancy”). It is important to use effective contraception while you are taking this medicine
  • recently had or you are going to have a surgery of the stomach or intestinal tract before receiving/taking/using Arthrotec, as Arthrotec can sometimes worsen wound healing in your gut after surgery

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. The recommended dose is one tablet two or three times a day, or as directed by your doctor. Arthrotec should be swallowed whole with a drink of water (not chewed), taken during or after mealtimes.

Each tablet consists of a gastro-resistant core containing 75 mg diclofenac sodium surrounded by an outer mantle containing 200 micrograms misoprostol. Each tablet also contains 19.5 mg lactose monohydrate and 1.3 mg hydrogenated castor oil.

Stop using Arthrotec and speak to your doctor if you have:

  • the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild
  • shortness of breath (even with mild exertion)
  • swelling or rapid weight gain
  • signs of stomach bleeding
  • liver problems
  • kidney problems
  • low red blood cells (anemia)
Common Arthrotec side effects may include:
  • abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • heartburn, indigestion stomach pain, gas
  • nausea, vomiting
  • diarrhea, constipation
  • dizziness
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. If you experience any side effect, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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