What is Diclofenac-Misoprostol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Arthrotec

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This is a combination of diclofenac and misoprostol. Diclofenac belongs to the class of medications known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs). It reduces pain and inflammation. Misoprostol helps to protect the stomach from irritation and stomach ulcers that can be caused by diclofenac.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 36 19
Fibromyalgia 11 4
Rheumatoid arthritis 11 6
Osteoarthritis 7 3
Arthritis pain 5 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
6
Moderate
10
Mild
4
None
17

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Diclofenac-Misoprostol

Side effect Patients
Nausea 4
Stomach pain 3
Bruise easily 1
Depressed mood 1
Diarrhea 1
Dizziness 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Diclofenac-Misoprostol

Dosage Patients
50-0.2 mg daily 1
75 mg daily 1
75-0.2 mg twice daily 1
75-0.2 mg three times daily 1
2 x 50 mg-200 mcg daily 1
2 x 75 mg-200 mcg daily 1
75 mg-200 mcg twice daily 1
75-0.2mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Diclofenac-Misoprostol

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 12
Side effects too severe 10
Doctor's advice 6
Expense 4
Personal research 4
Other 3
Course of treatment ended 2
See all 30 patients who've stopped taking Diclofenac-Misoprostol

Duration

Currently taking Diclofenac-Misoprostol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Diclofenac-Misoprostol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 26
Usually 7
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 8
Not at all hard to take 23
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 4
$25-49 7
< $25 10
Not specified 16

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Diclofenac-Misoprostol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 3
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 1
Meloxicam (Mobic) 1
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 1
Piroxicam (Feldene) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Diclofenac-Misoprostol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 3
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 2
Nabumetone (Relafen) 1
Sulindac (Clinoril) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Diclofenac-Misoprostol

Jun 30, 2015 (Started Feb 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 75 mg-200 mcg Daily

Aug 20, 2014 (Started Feb 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 75 mg-200 mcg Daily

Feb 15, 2013 (Started Feb 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg-200 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Very easy to manage, has built in stomach protection.

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Jun 22, 2010 (Started Jan 31, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Inflammation,pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: Stomach cramping/ constipation .... It was not working
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: stomach pain, stomach pain

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