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How can I minimize the side effects of Arthrotec?

To minimize your risk of side effects from the arthritis drug Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol), follow your doctor’s instructions exactly. Do not take more or less of the drug than he or she prescribes, and try to take Arthrotec with food. Don't crush or chew the tablets, and don't take broken tablets. 

Also be sure to give your doctor and pharmacist a complete list of the medications and supplements you take regularly. Arthrotec may interact with several medications, including other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), several types of heart drugs, antacids, diuretics and certain diabetes medications.

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