Who should not take Arthrotec?

The arthritis drug Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) is not for everyone. People who should not take Arthrotec include:
  • women who are pregnant or may become pregnant and those who are breastfeeding
  • anyone who's had asthma or any type of allergic reaction after taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), including aspirin
  • those who’ve recently had heart surgery
  • those who have gastrointestinal bleeding
In addition, people who have existing heart, kidney, liver or gastrointestinal diseases or lupus should weigh the risks and benefits of using Arthrotec with their doctor.

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