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When should I call my doctor if I am taking Arthrotec?

You should call your doctor if you develop any of the following symptoms while taking the arthritis drug Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol): nausea; unusual fatigue or weakness; itching; yellowing of your skin or eyes; stomach pain or flu-like symptoms; vomiting blood; blood in your bowel movement or black, tarry stool; skin rash or blisters with fever; unusual weight gain; swelling in your arms and legs, hands and feet.

If you experience any of the following, call 911 or go to the emergency room immediately: You have shortness of breath or chest pain; there’s weakness on one side of your body; you have slurred speech; or there’s swelling of your face or throat.

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