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When can I stop taking Arthrotec?

The arthritis drug Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) should be taken only for a short time, at the lowest dose possible, to treat osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Taking Arthrotec for a long period of time increases the risk of gastrointestinal, heart and liver problems. Your doctor will tell you when you should stop taking Arthrotec.

However, you should stop taking Arthrotec immediately if you experience symptoms of liver disease (such as nausea, fatigue, yellowing of eyes or skin, pain in the upper right area of the abdomen), develop a skin rash or become pregnant.

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