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Arthrotec, Diclofenac/Misoprostol (generic): Frequently Asked Questions

What is diclofenac?

Diclofenac is the generic name for a prescription medicine to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Diclofenac immediate-release (short-acting) tablets are also used to treat painful menstrual periods and other types of pain. ...

Does misoprostol aid prior to IUD insertion?

Yes, misoprostol appears to soften the cervix and decrease complications. (WORD 129k)
Source: www.ihs.gov

What is Misoprostol (also known as "Cytotec")?

Misoprostol is a drug that is used with mifepristone for medical abortion. It causes the uterus to contract to push out the pregnancy and also causes bleeding and cramping. Back to Top About Medical Abortion

What are the Alternatives to Diclofenac?

OrganizedWisdom: Etodolac OrganizedWisdom: Ibuprofen OrganizedWisdom: Ketoprofen OrganizedWisdom: Naproxen OrganizedWisdom: Sulindac

Is rectal misoprostol the first line agent for treating postpartum hemorrhage, now?

No, rectal misoprostol is not the first agent for treating PPH, but there is more to the story .
Source: www.ihs.gov

What are the side effects associated with Diclofenac?

Tell your healthcare professional if any of the following side effects associated with diclofenac use are severe or persistent: diarrhea, constipation, gas or bloating, headache, dizziness, or ringing in the ears. Call your healthcare professional immediately if you experience any of the following side effects: unexplained weight gain, excessive tiredness, lack of energy, upset stomach, loss of appetite, itching, pain in the upper right part of the stomach, yellowing of the skin or eyes, flu-like symptoms, fever, blisters, ...

Why did MSD choose diclofenac as the comparator?

Because of its various properties and widespread usage worldwide, diclofenac was chosen as an appropriate traditional NSAID comparator for the MEDAL program –Diclofenac is the most commonly used NSAID in the world 1 –Diclofenac is highly effective for treatment of both OA and RA 2 –Diclofenac inhibits both COX-1 and COX-2 at therapeutic doses 2 –Diclofenac does not have sustained antiplatelet effects like naproxen, nor does it interfere with the antiplatelet effects of aspirin, like ibuprofen 3 back to top

Are there any serious health risks associated with diclofenac use?

People who take NSAIDs (other than aspirin) such as diclofenac may have a higher risk of having a heart attack or a stroke than people who do not take these medications. These events may happen without warning and may cause death, and this risk may be higher for people who take NSAIDs for a long time. Also, NSAIDs such as diclofenac may cause ulcers, bleeding, or holes in the stomach or intestine. These problems may develop at any time during treatment, may happen without warning symptoms, and may cause death. ...
People who take NSAIDs (other than aspirin) such as diclofenac may have a higher risk of having a heart attack or a stroke than people who do not take these medications. These events may happen without warning and may cause death, and this risk may be higher for people who take NSAIDs for a long time. Also, NSAIDs such as diclofenac may cause ulcers, bleeding, or holes in the stomach or intestine. These problems may develop at any time during treatment, may happen without warning symptoms, and may cause death. ...

What precautions should I take before or while taking Diclofenac?

Keep all appointments with your healthcare professional and the laboratory. Be sure to tell your healthcare professional how you are feeling, so that he or she can prescribe the right amount of diclofenac to treat your condition with the lowest risk of serious side effects. Carefully read the manufacturer's patient information sheet (Medication Guide) when you begin treatment, and ask your healthcare professional or pharmacist any questions you may have.

Why don't you mix a local anesthetic with diclofenac in Rheumarene ampoule ?

There is no need to mix local anesthetic with diclofenac in Rheumarene ampoule: ► The watery-base preparation of Rheumarene ampoule form is rapidly absorbed and has no painful irritation effect . ► The local anesthetic might produce a vasoconstriction which will cause a delay in absorption and subsequently the expected rapid effect will be delayed. Back

What should I avoid while taking Mifeprex and misoprostol ?

Do not take any other prescription or non-prescription medicines (including herbal medicines or dietary supplements) at any time during the treatment period without first asking your provider about them because they may interfere with the treatment. Ask your provider about what medicines you can take for pain.

CUALES SON LAS VENTAJAS DE UNA INTERRUPCIÓN CON MISOPROSTOL?

SU EVOLUCIÓN ASEMEJA A UNA INTERRUPCIÓN ESPONTANEA, LO QUE LE PERMITE DESARROLLARSE NATURALEMENTE DE FORMA MÁS SENCILLA. -NO SE REQUIERE DE ANESTESIA, INSTRUMENTOS O MÁQUINAS DE ASPIRACIÓN ENDOUTERINA. -LA INTERRUPCIÓN DEL EMBARAZO ES TEMPRANO. -EL PODER DESARROLAR LA INTERRUPCIÓN EN CASA ES MÁS CÓMODO E INTIMO PARA LA PACIENTE. -EMOCIONALMENTE ES MÁS FÁCIL DE SUPERAR. -SE PUEDE ESTAR ACOMPAÑADO DE UNA PERSONA DE CONFIANZA. -NO SE INTERRUMPE LA ASISTENCIA LABORAL O ACADÉMICA. -ECONÓMICAMENTE ES ACCESIBLE. ...

Is Mastilep like Wisprac/Diclofenac gel/Iodex etc.?

No, these agents are mainly anti-inflammatory thus they only reduce the swelling & pain but do not treat the disease. They are the agents that provide only the symptomatic relief. Mastilep works by strengthening the udder immune barrier (1st & 2nd line of defence) by virtue of which disease is controlled and the recurrence is prevented. Also Mastilep is having broadspectrum antimicrobial action which other products don’t have. Q 10: Mastilep is very costly. A. One tube of Mastilep costing Rs. ...
Source: ayurvet.com

Are there any interactions between Diclofenac and other drugs or foods?

Diclofenac and certain other medicines can interact with each other. Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take -- including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Unless your healthcare professional tells you otherwise, you may continue your normal diet.

What should I do if I think I have been injured as a result of using Diclofenac?

If you or a loved one have experienced any dangerous symptoms or unusual medical conditions while taking diclofenac, you should first contact your doctor or other healthcare professional. You may also wish to meet with an experienced attorney to discuss your options and to protect your right to a legal remedy for any injuries caused by diclofenac use. Diclofenac Overview Diclofenac FAQ Diclofenac Side Effects and Drug Interactions Common Painkiller Linked to Heart Attack
If you or a loved one have experienced any dangerous symptoms or unusual medical conditions while taking diclofenac, you should first contact your doctor or other healthcare professional. You may also wish to meet with an experienced attorney to discuss your options and to protect your right to a legal remedy for any injuries caused by diclofenac use. To find an experienced attorney, use the "Find a Lawyer" tool on the left side of this page, or click here .

HAY DAÑOS A LA FERTILIDAD POSTERIOR AL USO DEL MISOPROSTOL?, PODRÉ TENER HIJOS A FUTURO?

EL MEDICAMENTO HA SIDO ESTUDIADO FORMALMENTE Y HA SIDO APROBADO POR LA FDA PARA SU USO EN ESTADOS UNIDOS. LA POSIBILIDAD DE COMPLIACIONES EN MANOS EXPERTAS SON CASI NULAS Y LA VIABILIDAD DE LA MATERNIDAD NO SE COMPROMETE DE NINGUNA MANERA SI SE SIGUEN LAS INDICACIONES DEL ESPECIALISTA.

CULES SON LAS DESVENTAJAS DE UNA INTERRUPCIÓN CON MISOPROSTOL?

-ES UN PROCEDIMIENTO QUE DURA VARIOS DÍAS. -REQUIERE DE 2 VISITAS MEDICAS. -ES NECESARIO TOMAR ANTIBIÓTICOS Y ANTINFLAMATORIOS DURANTE VARIOS DÍAS. -ES NECESARIA LA COMUNICACIÓN DIARIA MÉDICO-PACIENTE DURANTE LOS DIAS DEL PROCEDIMIENTO. -NO SE DEBE UTILIZAR EN EMBARAZO ECTÓPICOS.

Now a day, the COX-II theory is established. What about the selectivity of Rheumarene (Diclofenac Sodium) for COX-II enzyme?

Diclofenac is (non selective) NSAIDs otherwise it's most selective for COX-II than COX-I among the classical (non selective) NSAIDs. Therefore this is reflected on Rheumarene safety profile, ensures minimal adverse effects with patients and lowers discontinuation rate that helps physicians to gain more successful cure rates.

What Are The Side Effects, Interactions and Precautions for Diclofenac?

ASHP (via MedlinePlus): Dicoflenac: What Side Effects Can This Medication Cause? Micromedex (via Mayo Clinic): Diclofenac: Precautions Drugs.com: Diclofenac Side Effects First DataBank (via RxList): Voltaren Oral: Voltaren Oral Warnings

Must I take the misoprostol pills if I am already experiencing bleeding and cramping ?

Yes. Cramping and bleeding are expected with this treatment. Usually, these symptoms mean that the treatment is working. However, sometimes you can get cramping and bleeding and still be pregnant. This is why you must take the misoprostol on approximately Day 3, and return for a follow up on about Day 14. The follow-up visit on about Day 14 is very important. Your provider will check whether your pregnancy has completely ended and that you are well. ...

¿QUÉ TAN AVANZADO PUEDE SER EL EMBARAZO PARA QUE AUN SEA SEGURO Y EFECTIVO EL USO DEL MISOPROSTOL?

EL EMBARAZO NO DEBE SUPERAR LA NOVENA SEMANA, CONTANDO A PARTIR DE LA FECHA DE INICIO DEL ÚLTIMO CICLO MESTRUAL NORMAL QUE SE HAYA PRESENTADO Y NO CONTANDO A PARTIR DE LA FECHA APROXIMADA DE CONCEPCIÓN. LO QUE SIGNIFICA QUE LA GESTACIÓN NO SUPERA LOS 63 DIAS.

¿Es aceptable tomar Cytotec/Misoprostol oralmente, una dosis oralmente y otra dosis intravaginal o vaginalmente?. ¿Es esto eficaz?

Nosotros no aconsejamos tomar Cytotec de forma oral, ésta no es la manera más eficaz de tomarla y solamente aumenta las náuseas y la diarrea que una mujer puede sentir. Aconsejamos solamente que las mujeres toman las píldoras vaginalmente o bucalmente (disolviéndolas en la boca por 30 minutos y tragarlas solamente después de los 30 minutos). Los estudios demuestran que Cytotec funciona lo mejor posible cuando se humedece las píldoras y se las inserta profundamente en la vagina. ...

¿QUÉ TAN AVANZADO PUEDE SER UN EMBARAZO PARA QUE AUN SEA SEGURO Y EFECTIVO EL USO DE LA COMBINACIÓN MIFEPRISTONE-MISOPROSTOL?

HASTA LA SEMANA 7 DE GESTACIÓN, CONTANDO A PARTIR DE LA FECHA DE INICIO DEL ÚLTIMO CICLO MESTRUAL NORMAL QUE HAYA PRESENTADO LA PACIENTE. ESO EQUIVALE A NO MÁS DE 49 DIAS DE GESTACIÓN.

midwives have prescribing privileges? If so, can they prescribe misoprostol?

Yes, midwives do have prescribing privileges and they may prescribe misoprostol. You can confirm registration status of individuals as midwives by contacting the College of Midwives of BC at 604-875-3580. You can find a complete list of the Midwives Prescribing Schedule from the College of Midwives of BC at www.cmbc.bc.ca .

If I'm using Animal Flex (with Diclofenac Gel) can I continue my training whitout making it worse for my shoulder and in time it will repair?

Or I should take Animal Flex and make a break for my exercices? I want to continue training and in the same time to repair my shoulder and I thought Animal Flex can help me on this one...
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