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Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
 
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Diclofenac/Misoprostol to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

How Does Diclofenac/Misoprostol 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.
 
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