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If I am pregnant, is it safe to use Arthrotec?

If you're pregnant (or planning to become pregnant), it isn't safe for you to take the arthritis drug Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol). This medication may cause miscarriage, premature birth and birth defects. If your doctor prescribes Arthrotec for you, you'll need to use an effective form of birth control while you're taking it. If you accidentally become pregnant while on Arthrotec, stop taking it immediately and call your doctor.

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