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What is Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol used for?

Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol is prescribed for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in patients who are at high risk of developing stomach ulcers when taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This combination medication contains Diclofenac Sodium and Misoprostol. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol?

The dosage of Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Take Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol with food or milk to lessen stomach upset.

What if you miss a dose of Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol can interact with blood thinners, diabetes medicines, and steroids.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol?

Like other medicines, Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol can cause side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, mild stomach pain, gas, dizziness, headache, and blurred vision. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol?

Is it possible for me to take Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol?
What are the possible drug interactions of Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol?
How will Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol work in my body?
How should Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Diclofenac Sodium–Misoprostol is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

 

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