What should I avoid while taking Arthrotec?

If you're taking the arthritis drug Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol), there are several things to avoid:
  • pregnancy. Women who could become pregnant must have a negative pregnancy test within two weeks of starting Arthrotec, and they must use an effective form of birth control while they take it. The drug can cause miscarriage, preterm birth and birth defects.
  • certain medications. Arthrotec may interact with many drugs, so be sure to let your doctor know exactly what you're taking, especially the following: aspirin, ACE inhibitors, digoxin, diabetes drugs, warfarin, methotrexate, cyclosporine, antacids, lithium, voriconozole, phenobarbital

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