Q: Can this medication be used for woman who are pregnant and breast feeding?
A: No, this medication is not recommended for either cases as the medication can transfer into the breast milk and induce abortions during pregnancy.
Q: How should this medication be stored?
A: This medication should be stored at room temperature, and kept away from children and pets. If the medication requires disposal, contact your pharmacist for instruction on the proper disposal procedure. Check with your local pharmacy as there could be a possibility of a take back program for the unused medicaiton.
Q: Arthrotec comes in 50 or 75 mg tablets is there a difference between the two?
A: Yes, the 50mg contains both 50 mg Diclofenac and 200 µg Misoprostol, and the 75 mg tablet contains 75 mg Diclofenac and 200 µg Misoprostol. The only difference is the amount of Diclofenac in each tablet, and the Misoprostol is consistent in both tablet doses.
Q: I missed my dose of Arthrotec, what should I do?
A: For missed doses take your Arthrotec as soon as you remember. If the missed dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, skip it to avoid double dosing and continue your regular schedule. Because the dose schedule is based on your diagnosis, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for further clarification if needed.