Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Arthrotec

Descriptions


Diclofenac and misoprostol combination is used to relieve the symptoms of arthritis (eg, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis) in patients who may develop stomach or duodenal ulcers from taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve symptoms of arthritis such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Misoprostol is used to decrease the risk of having stomach and bowel ulcers.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet, Enteric Coated

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