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Arthrotec

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Out of 10
Satisfaction
7.3
5  Effectiveness
6.3  Side Effects
4  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 8 Arthrotec side effects and 1 Arthrotec benefit.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication are diclofenac and misoprostol and brand name is Arthrotec.

The active ingredients of this medication are diclofenac and misoprostol. Inactive ingredients include colloidal silicon dioxide; crospovidone; hydrogenated castor oil; hypromellose; lactose; magnesium stearate; methacrylic acid copolymer; microcrystalline cellulose; povidone (polyvidone) K-30; sodium hydroxide; starch (corn); talc; triethyl citrate.

Arthrotec is used to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in people that are at a high risk for developing stomach or intestinal ulcers.
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Arthrotec, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 0% 75% 25% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 25% 50% 25% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 20% 80% 0% 0%
Breathing 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Confidence 0% 25% 75% 0% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 25% 75% 0% 0%
Digestion 25% 0% 50% 25% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0% 25% 50% 25% 0%
Energy 0% 75% 25% 0% 0%
Eyesight 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Memory 0% 20% 80% 0% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 25% 75% 0% 0%
Pain 0% 20% 60% 0% 20%
Patience 0% 25% 50% 25% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 20% 80% 0% 0%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Sleep 0% 75% 0% 0% 25%
Stress Level 0% 25% 75% 0% 0%
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Commonly Reported Arthrotec Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Headache 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Bruising 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Anxiety 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Nausea 25% 50% 25% 0% 0%
Dizziness 50% 25% 25% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Arthrotec Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Osteoporosis / Loss of Bone Mass 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Eye / Vision Problems 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
High Blood Pressure 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Swelling 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 0% 50% 0% 0% 50%
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Episodes since taking Arthrotec
Since taking Arthrotec Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 28.6%
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User Comments about Arthrotec
12 Dec 2011 I have osteoarthritis in both my knees and recently sprained my right knee. The arthrotec keeps the inflammation down but when I don't take it my knee swells up again. I know it works but I don't like taking it because it makes me dizzy and my fibromyalgia and nerve pain seem to flare worst when using it.
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19 Mar 2009 When I first began taking Arthrotec, it worked wonders but over the years has begun to lose it effectiveness
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