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What Is Diclofenac/Misoprostol Used For?

How Does This Medicine Work?

Diclofenac/misoprostol combines two different medications that work in different ways. Diclofenac sodium, the pain-relieving component, works by blocking the production of prostaglandins, which are hormone-like substances in the body that cause inflammation and pain. By blocking the production of prostaglandins, diclofenac can reduce pain, inflammation, and joint swelling associated with arthritis.
Misoprostol, the other component, is a type of prostaglandin. It works by decreasing stomach acid secretion and protecting the lining of the stomach from stomach acid and other harmful substances.

Can Children Use Diclofenac/Misoprostol?

Diclofenac/misoprostol is not approved for use in children, and has not been adequately studied in this age group.

Is It Safe for Older Adults?

Older adults can use diclofenac/misoprostol. However, older adults may need to be monitored more closely while using this medicine, as they may have a higher chance of certain problems from diclofenac/misoprostol use, such as heart attacks, strokes, and kidney problems.

Is Diclofenac/Misoprostol Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than the conditions listed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. Diclofenac/misoprostol may be used off-label to relieve symptoms of conditions other than osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
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