Drug Ratings for ARTHROTEC

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 4  severe back pain, neuro pain makes me very tired pain has been lessened for the first time in two years. i a have gone from being crippled up, hard time even walking or getting a fire going in the morning (wood heat) to being able to walk around, split wood, ride bike with much less pain. going skiing in the morning. M 61 5 days
50 mg 1X D
3/24/2014
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 1  Eds SI joint subluxation Extreme cramping, vaginal bleeding, diarrhoea, sweats, dizziness, heavy legs, pains in back, shaking. F 32 1 days
75
3/7/2014
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 4  Migraines No side effects worked moderately well in relieving minor/moderate migraines haven't tested it on high level pain yet. M 30 3 days
50
10/17/2013

 3  Need hip replacement Took away all my hip pain. Had very bad cramps diarrhea and heavy bleeding even thought my period wasn't due for 3 more weeks been off this pill for two days now and still feeling same hoping cramps stop soon can't stand feeling sick all day F 46 4 days
75mg
8/29/2013

 3  Rheumatoid arthritis From day one of taking this pill I have experienced a significant reduction of pain in both areas and no stiffness in my hands, where before had very little mobility in my right hand, I have however experienced extreme pain/heavy bleeding and dizziness during my period which is not normal for me. F 20 2 weeks
1 a day
4/4/2013

 3  Heel spur I have nothing yet just took it my first time, but I am also on occupycet 5/325Nguyen I have bad back and knew pain has anyone been onthe same pills just felling really tied now clicking in this new pill F 49 1 times
75/200mg
3/22/2013
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 1  have spotting and it won't stop I have spotting and it had started 2 days after I was taking them I had stopped taking them for 3 weeks now and still have spotting problems, I talked to doctors and they just shrugged it off. And then told me go home, I still want to have more children I am at my wits end!!! F 32 10 days
50 mg
3/12/2013
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 1  Lower back arthritis Took one pill and 20 minutes later had intense pelvic and back pain. Felt like a miscarriage (I've had 3 of them). This intense, horrid pain lasted 1.5 hours. Then I had spotting. And terrible bloating and nausea. F 43 1 days
50 mg
2/12/2013

 5  Arthritis in low back, knees, hands I have not experienced any of the side effects. Arthrotec helps me get through the day F 54 12 years
75 2X D
12/28/2012

 5  Osteo Arthritis in both knees none I cannot believe the immediate difference this medication had made in my life. I could not get up from my desk without holding onto the desk and walking up the stairs was intolerable. Within one day I felt the pain lessen. I am now walking up the stairs 95 % normal and can actually walk through a mall without having to sit down every 5 minutes. i am in need of a knee replacement, but in meantime feel like I have my life back. M 55 7 days
30 2X D
12/5/2012
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 3  Shoulder pain, M.E. Has been all OK until recently when I started to get " fluey" feelings in upper arms, legs etc. As I had just recently had flu jab thought this was the cause. However the symptoms persisted, GP said " just flu jab" - but after 4 weeks! Noticed today after leaving Artrotec off for a day or so ,that things were much better until I took one dose...fluey feelings returned within a hour.Draw your own conclusions. M 70 3 years
75mg 2X D
11/22/2012
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 1  ostoarthritis plus after taking just one dose, had hunger feeling and stomach cramping, in the eve and through the night constant muscle cramps in my calf muscles, couldn't sleep, had to keep jumping out of bed because of the cramps I just went for test and haven't gotten results yet, but Dr feels I have more than 1 form of arthritis, I also have a very sensitive stomach, this is cheaper and more approved by health insurance, so that is why this prescribed. Seems to me we always have to choose lesser of the 2 evils, I can't deal with Charlie Horses, so I am stopping this med F 55 1 days
50 1X D
11/16/2012
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 1  tmj pain Went to hospital for my Tmj pain because it was getting out of control. A doctor prescribed me this to take two a day. One pill and 20 minutes later the worse period cramps in my life. After half an hour it passed, but its been a day a half now, and i still feel sick after eating and random shooting lower abdominal pains. I'm scared to death. F 24 1 days
50
10/25/2012
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 1  neck pain severe nausea dizziness terrible stomach pain F 59 1 days
50
10/17/2012

 5  hip pain no side effects Met with surgon last week to schedule hip replacement. Could not tolerate pain. Was on hydrocodine heavy aand did not like side effects. Almost overnight was 100% pain free. Sorry ladies i don not have bleeding or stomach pains. Truly wish you could have same results as i have.Took 5 years ago for shoulder pain and it worked as well.I am on my feet all day requiring steps and was ready to retire. I danced at a wedding this weekend for the first time in 3 years. M 62 5 days
75 2X D
10/15/2012
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 3  Heel spurs This medicine helped with the heel spurs, however the side effects were far worse and not worth taking the medicine. I had bad gas and SEVERE diarrhea along with stomach cramps and nausea. F 38 3 days
75
8/24/2012

 1  Ehler's-Danlos Naseua, vomiting, cramps, dry eyes, loss of appetite F 46 10 days
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6/20/2012

 1  Chest Pains Stomach pains, chest pains, anxiety, fatigue, headache, erratic heart beat, raised blood pressure, dizziness, nausea (even when taken with food), blurred vision. I was given a 6 day trial of Arthrotec along with a 9 day trial of Aciphex on 4/25 (three bottles of three pills). This was a solution my doctor came up with. I've never had consistant heart burn or indigestion, no signs of acid reflux, so I was confused as to why he would offer me this medication. The first day I took both pills, I experienced some dizziness and some nausea and some serious period like cramps. I was at work, so I just had to brush it off. It continued each time I took it. After about two days (two doses), the cramps continued and began inhibiting my menstrual cycle (which I was due to start). So, I googled the side effects of the drug, came across this site, and realized I wasn't the only one with those side effects, so I felt a little better about it. On the evening of 4/30, I suddenly got some serious chest pains, an elevated heart rate (I was laying down with my husband and this was similar to an "I just finished running!" heart rate), hot flashes, dizziness, sever stomach cramps, and weakness in my legs. I literally thought I was dying. It passed within 45 minutes and I was able to go to work the next day. At work (5/1), I was sitting at my desk and the same thing happened. I stepped out to get some air but it didn't work. A friend at work had to call an ambulance. I was filled in by the ER doc that the mixture of Aciphex and Arthrotec was insane and that he was trying to keep from cracking up at my primary doc's decision to combine them. F 20 6 days
1X D
5/2/2012

 4  Lupus/rheum arthritis/fibromyalgia Random severe cramping, diarrhea, increased menstrual blood flow. The day I took my first Arthrotec, I started experiencing urinary incontinence. It's not severe but enough to be disruptive and require a pad. I haven't seen this listed in anyone's symptomology. Has anyone else had this experience? F 37 2 months
75mg 1X D
5/1/2012

 1  Fibromyalgia/ hip pain Dizziness, sickness, stomach gas, feel like a bubble of air is stuck in my chest. Hadn't realised it was related until I read this but I get the hunger pangs too, I'm assuming this is the acids and gas in your stomach constantly churning over that make you feel like you're hungry. I've taken co-codamol for my fibromyalgia for many years which I have very few side effects with. I've recently had this severe hip pain on both sides which the co codamol wasn't touching so I went back to the Dr. He recommended this anti-inflamatory and as he said next stop would be cortozone injections I was willing to give it a try. I've tried it for a week but it makes me feel dreadful. Every time I stand up I have to hold onto something for fear of falling over, I feel sick and light headed and I get those waves of nausea where you suddenly feel all clammy. It's very much like having a permanent hangover, even down to the hunger which until I read thsi site I hadn't connected to the rest of it. I've felt no discernible difference in the pain in my hips and the side effects simply aren't worth it so thats it for me and this drug. F 42 7 days
75mg 2X D
4/30/2012
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 5  low back pain, arthritis in spins none I have been concerned about long term effects of Arthrotec, but with chronic back for 9 years I cannot live without it right now. I was shocked to read some of the comments on this website. I never had any stomach trouble, or cramps, or anything people have mentioned here. People mentioned Celebrex. A friend of mine developed an ulcer after only a short time on Celebrex. I do not have any kind of stomach trouble after 8 years. Would I rather not take it? Of course, but I have to be able to get out of the bed in the morning. I have blood work done every year to see if there's any kidney, liver damage or anything, and so far there hasn't been any. I would recommend it. F 49 8 years
50 mg. 2X D
3/12/2012

 1  arthritis none but it wears off after 15 days Natural cures are better; apple cidar vinegar can effectively cure arthritis and headaches; vitamin C crystals can help pain at high doses; the Gerson diet with no salt can cure migrains, Fibro etc. see doctoryourself.com and 'just say no to drugs' (Nancy Reagan). M 56 15 days
50/200 2X D
1/20/2012
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 1  Tennis Elbow Took my 1st pill 5 hours ago & almost immediately experienced sever abdominal cramps. Much like period cramps. Just took 2 Advil to try & combat the cramping pain! Also; some diarrhea. Will not take any more of these! F 48 1 days
75MG
1/20/2012
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 1  Elbow pain Upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation to loose bowels, excessive hot flashes and night sweats, blurred vision, irritability, chest discomfort. Took with food , did not help. Took for 7 and 1/2 days. could not take another dose. Very bad drug. Would rather have the elbow pain! F 48 7.5 days
75 2X D
12/13/2011
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 1  Knee pain I took my first pill this morning, with food as noted. Rode my bike 12 minutes to work & didn't think I could make it. Got to work, ran to the bathroom with SEVERE abdominal cramping, had massive diarrhea & severe cramping continued for 2 hours. I had to leave work & go home sick. I would much rather put up with my debilitating chronic knee pain (waiting for surgery) than to ever take another pill. I spent $100 on the stupid pills - what an utter & complete waste of money. F 47 1 days
75 MG 2X D
12/8/2011
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 4  Hip arthritis While this medicine did help with my pain, the side affects out-weigh the benefits. My menstrual cycle is completely out of whack, I'm bleeding several times a month. Nausea occurs when I'm hungry - very odd. Irregular cramping. This has been to date the only medicine to relieve my hip pain, but it's affecting my quality of life. Who wants to have their period all month long and be non-stop nauseous?! If they ever fix the kinks I'll be the first in line, but at this point I don't consider this a safe medication. F 46 3 months
75 mg 2X D
8/24/2011
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 5  Hip Bleeding mini periods, lightheaded some time, finger tingling when I wake up F 61 3 years
50 mg 1X D
8/11/2011
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 4  pain in in hands, knees and feet just starting to feel tired this week after 3 weeks on the medication and that is the only bad side effect. I think I will try once a day. I could not walk or open my hands in the morning until I took this. I had a hysterectomy over 10 years ago, so it does not affect my period. F 52 30 days
50 mg 2X D
7/28/2011

 4  arthritis in lower back the first pill i took it caused severe abdominal pain but after taking the first one it never did that again , but recently i've been feeling like my stomach is full and empty at the same time hard to explain but thats what it felt like , and also have been getting bruises allover my body due to this drug , other than that my back is back to normal now and i am back at work F 25 2 weeks
75mg 2X D
7/21/2011
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 1  Arthritis in hands, knees headaches, extreme tiredness, worse heartburn in back of throat, hunger pangs, dry mouth, severe lower abdominal pain/cramping, very irritable. Helped with pain BUT side effects outweigh benefits. No periods for 10 years, but felt like the worst PMS symptoms ever. This drug should not be taken by women unless misoprostol removed. As well, GERD much worse. Stopped taking & contacted doctor. F 57 7 days
50 2X D
7/11/2011
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 3  lower back pain from torn disc I have been on Arthrotec for a year and a half and have been very pleased that it does help deal with my back pain. However....over the last six months, I have started having vaginal bleeding almost every day of the month. Lots of clotting, and horrible periods. I went to the obgyn and everything came out normal. The doc put me on birth control. But, the bleeding has not subsided. So now I am scheduled to have an endometrial biopsy on Wed. I had an ephiphany last night about Arthrotec and began researching the side effect. When I came across this website, I was appalled that the majority of the females mention heavy/extra vaginal bleeding. I firmly believe this is the answer to my bleeding problem and will be telling the doctor on Monday, Although this drug has helped with the pain, it is not worth the cost and hassle of bleeding constantly., On top of that, I am now having to have a procedure that a 31 year old should not have to endure. I truly hope that there are no long term effects from this. I have not taken Arthrotec in almost a week, yet I am still bleeding. I do not look forward to the extra pains I will llkely experience in a couple weeks, but I am sure I can find something else to deal with them. I feel that I have become dependent on this medicine to function. F 31 1.5 years
75 1X D
6/26/2011
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 1  joint pain from Ehlers-Danlos Syndr vaginal bleeding and cramping 2 years after menopause While this helped some with the joint pain, I was unpleasantly surprised at the return of my period after 2 years. I had severe endometriosis and adenomyosis all my life, plus the impairment in blood clotting due to EDS, so my doctor probably should not have prescribed this drug. I'm not taking any more tablets. Cymbalta 120 mg per day helps enough with the pain. F 58 1.5 days
75 mg 2X D
4/15/2011

 1  Joint pain Anxiety and the feeling I was bleeding inside. Sudden feelings of cramp like being punched in the stomach. A general 'scared' feeling and sitting very still in the hope it would go away I will tolerate the pain before I would ever take this again M 39 1 days
2X D
3/27/2011
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 1  Endometriosis pain One hour after taking Arthrotec, I experienced the sudden onset of severe mentrual cramps. I am on the birth control pill and should not have my period for another 3 weeks. I am in so much pain that I cannot sleep, nor can I take Advil for the pain as it is also an NSAID. The patient warning indicates that this drug can cause an abortion. I wish I'd read my entire monograph before taking the tablet. I would not recommend for women prior to menopause. Nor sure why my doctor thought it would help my endo pain. F 41 1 times
75 MG 2X D
3/24/2011

 4  severe lower back pain After taking the drug for 7 years, i've suddenly developped diarrhea, nausea, loss of apetite, stomach cramps. I've had these symptoms for 4 weeks and i've just realised it could be side effects from arthotec. The problem is if i stop arthrotec I become paralysed by back pain. Seeing the doctor next week. But not sure if my symptoms are due to the drug as i've been on it for so long with no side effects. After trying several NSAIDs with side effects, I finally discovered arthrotec which relieved the pain and no side effects. I usually take 1 or 2 a day and when the pain gets really bad increase it to 3 a day for one or two weeks. F 49 7 years
50mg 2X D
3/6/2011
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 1  Hip Bursitis nausea,extreme hunger,stomach pain, abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding,cramps. I really think that my doctor hates me. otherwise why would he give me this poison???? after 4 days of suffering I'm stopping this nightmare and yes there was some improvement with the pain but is not worth to continue F 39 4 days
50 3X D
3/5/2011
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 3  knee arthritis I have taken 6 pills in the past (75mg each), but the side effect I had from my last pill was awful. It induced severe vaginal cramps without bleeding about 2 hours after I took the medication. I ended up having to take additional medication to get rid of the cramps (pamprin) so that I could sleep. Sat on the bathroom for 30 minutes. If I knew I would have went to bed with a sore knee instead - it hurt less than the cramps. This is the only anti-inflammatory drug that helps for my knee pain/inflammation and its reliable in that. I take it infrequently, once every several months and 1 pill is often enough for me. F 35 1 years
75mg 1X AN
2/20/2011
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 1  Foot Within half hour of taking this drug I suffered from excessive cramping. lasted 1/2 hour and continued sporatically over course of several hours. Became tired,fatigue,shortness of breath from pain, dizzy,nausea, unconsolable. went hospital, but sat 5 hours never seen by doctor. drug wore off on its own and went home to rest. Threw away the remaining pills. Should be removed from market. F 40 1 days
75 mg 2X D
1/6/2011

 1  Migraine Severe abdominal cramping, sweating, period cramps, vaginal bleeding, diarrhea, acid reflux, dry mouth I would rather have had a migraine than the pain I suffered after taking one of these pills. Don't recommend at all. F 31 1 times
50 mg 1X AN
12/3/2010
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 1  migraine/neck pain Didn't have much pain relief, and within a few days of starting the meds I began having cramps and heavy vaginal bleeding. My period ended last week and this med made me have another one! F 26 5 days
50 mg 3X D
11/21/2010

 1  Lower Back Pain I was experiencing lower back pain & noticed my spouse had some arthrotec 50mg anti inflammatory pills left. So i read about it online then decided to take one. Then about 20mins later i had MAJOR menstrual cramps & started bleeding. i had rlly bad sickness & ended up puking. . thank god i got the pill out my system, the pain stopped 10mins later but i am still menstrating. This drug cant be good for you if it brought my period on when ive only just finished my last cycle 10 dyas prior to taking the drug! I would not reccomend taking this drug if it hasnt been suggested by your physician. I wont be making that mistake again! F 22
50 1X D
11/18/2010

 1  Lowe Back Herniated Disc pain 1 month PRN. Horrible lower pelvic pain. Uterus contractions. Bloody vagina the next day. Horrible gastric pain. I am looking for another drug to replace this one. I went to the OB GYN thinking there was something wrong with my uterus but I am completely ok. I am not taking it again. F 34 1 months
75 1X D
11/9/2010

 5  arthritis in back slightly heavier menstrual cycle An absolute miracle drug for me. None of the stomach issues others seem to have. I was at the point where I was becoming highly immobile and in constant pain. Started taking arthrotec and had IMMEDIATE relief.... honestly never thought I would feel that way again...... recently pain has started to increase though, and not sure if I've overworked my back..... or if I'm becoming intolerant. Have recommended to two others who have had similar exceptional results for chronic arthritic type issues. F 49 15 months
75 mg 2X D
10/22/2010

 2  chronic neck pain just took the drug about 30 minutes ago and am now experiencing the worst abdominal pain ever, like mentstrual cramps/diarreah cramping combined. i had to keep dropping into a crouched position due to the severity of the lower abdominal pain. i was put on this medication because i was taking such high doses of Advil to quell the inflammation in my neck and back muscles that it caused me to have a GI bleed. but after this little episode, and after reading that it can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, i highly doubt this drug is the best fit for my problem!! i already have anemia due to the gastric bleed. how could my doctor not think of this? i'm also starting to feel dizzy and light headed, and can feel acidic bile at the back of my throat. great!! :| F 34 1 days
50-200mg 1X D
10/21/2010

 3  Extreme abdominal pain, headache I was prescribed this drug because I had spent a whole night in complete agony; abdominal pain, lower back pain, all that I imagine labor pain to be, except I was not in labor. Though the cause of my pain remains undetermined, the Arthrotec combined with Paracetamol pretty much eliminated the pain. This was a big relief, as the 1200 MG of Ibuprofen I had taken throughout the night had done nothing. I only took 1 Arthrotec and 1 Paracetamol and that did the trick. HOWEVER: I had a very bad headache yesterday and Ibuprofen again didn't work. I still had the other Arthrotec pills left, so I took one. Although it alleviated the pain, I got up this morning with heavy vaginal bleeding even though my period ended last week. I was relieved to read that this could be a side effect, as it means I probably don't have something serious, but I will have to be in some serious pain to risk bleeding from the vagina again. Next time I'll try my luck with Paracetamol. The pill I took consisted of 50 MG Diclofenac and 200 MG Misoprostol. F 32 1 days
1X D
8/9/2010
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 4  Knee joint injury Particularly diahrea! Many unscheduled washroom stops over the time I've taken this medication. Lately ankle swelling and lower tendon pain that was not experienced previously. Males tend to tolerate this medication better than women from my observation. This medication helped get me back to work and achieve tolerable pain levels and mobility. I stopped taking it for 4 days and the pain returned. Currently take one 75mg dose 2 hours before work and seems to be enough to ease my particular condition. Probably alright for otherwise healthy individuals but those with other medical problems should probably avoid it. It will most likely exacerbate there ill health with unwelcome side effects. M 57 5 months
75 mg 1X D
7/14/2010

 3  herniated disks, neck pain Initially, I experienced a slight, but noticeable difference in pain level: the pain was less severe. Within a few days, I noticed acid reflux shortly after taking, and it got progressively worse. It got to the point that I was apprehensive about going to bed; I consistently found myself waking up with acidic bile in my mouth, tasting like I had thrown up. M 61 40 days
75mg 1X D
7/5/2010

 1  cervical disc herniation NSAID gastritis, severe stomach upset after prolonged use. false full feeling, very poor appetite. increased menstruation, 2-3 periods a month instead of once a month, menstrual cramps present with or without vaginal bleeding. i would not recommend this medication for any female who has not already completed their menopausal phase. F 24 6 months
75mg 1X D
6/12/2010

 3  Osteoarthritis and Spinal Stenosis Some stomach sensitivity I am taking it only 1 time per day because of the possible side effects. Without this drug I was severly restricted and could only walk less than 100 meters. With the drug I can walk 1/2 km and function. I am thinking of increasing it to twice per day and/or getting surgery and/or epidural steroid injection. F 50 6 months
75mg 1X D
5/26/2010

 5  exteme pain in shoulder I have no side effects that I am aware of. I have tried various pain meds for the shoulder and nothing worked. I was skeptical when my doctor asked me to try Arthrotec but my pain is totally under control without any apparent side effects. M 59 90 days
50 1X D
5/18/2010

 5  Fibromyalgia, arthritis of hip & sp Hunger pangs Brilliant, I have a new lease of life, i walk up & down steps properly, no longer sideways like a toddler, hip pain as gone other than if i jar it F 52 14 days
50mg 2X D
5/17/2010
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 4  joint pain vomitting - I have to fight to not throw up I am supposed to take this twice a day - but it makes me soooooo sick that I take literally as I a going to bed, so that I am asleep before the sickness kicks in. I have tried and tried to take the day dose - but I would rather live without the sickness - its just too awful. very painful joints - but with this tablet, the pain is much much reduced. If I miss a couple of days I really know about it. If I could find the same sort of thing without the EXTREME nausea - I would switch drugs in teh blink of an eye. F 42 4 years
75mg 1X D
5/1/2010

 2  back pain - motor vehicle accident No side effect to begin, but now starting to upset my stomach even while taking with food and plenty of water. Didn't work for me. Still can't sleep, can't work without pain. Didn't see any positive change. M 29 14 days
50 2X D
4/8/2010

 1  arthritis,neck,thumb,hip,thumb, started having a severe sudden onset headache in the back of head, resulted in trip to DR, BP was extrememly high, and pulse was high as well, after three shots, and 3 clonidine to bring down bp was recommend to visit ER. Had high BP for another 10 days, before it came back down to normal, and pulse is still extremely high 3 weeks after stopping the medicine. I only took for 7 days, and it caused this much problems. Never again, I would not recommend this to use. I have had 2 trips back to dr, since this happened and a third visit due to the tachycardia is schedule in 3 more days. I will not use anymore. F 38 7 days
50mg 1X D
3/28/2010

 2  Back muscle pain and spinal pain It began with stomach pain,then slight nausea, then reflux each time I took a pill.After the second pill the same progression of symptoms only now the abdominal gas,cramps and pain would be with me all day.I stopped pills but abdominal cramps persist. The only good thing I can say about Arthrotec is that I did notice pain relief but I won't put up with the side effects on a daily basis since I spent a long time getting rid of a reflux problem in the past. The abdominal gas,cramps and discomfort are another thing I don't want to see get worse if I keep taking Arthrotec. I've taken Tylenol 3 and never had a problem like this. Perhaps there is something not right yet with Arthrotec. M 61 1 days
75 MG 2X D
3/19/2010

 5  Sever arthritis in hands & feet No side effects I tried the advertised Arthritis medicines with severe side-effects and only tried this one because the doctor had samples. Instead of taking the pill 2X daily, as prescribed I take it at most once per day, usually about 3-4 times per week, but often skipping a week or two at a time. My arthritis has been under control for years and only causes me trouble if I skip taking the pills for about a month. At the time this was prescribed the doctor was discussing the strongest possible medicines in serious (threatening) doses. This drug has been a god-send for me. M 43 5 years
50 MG 3X W
3/1/2010

 1  pinched nerve I am menstruating with heavy bleeding every 11 days. Honestly, I can't figure out how I can lose this much blood and still function. I have horrific cramps to begin with, so I can't say whether arthrotec increased that. I have endometriosis, so I'm not sure if that is something that doesn't agree with arthrotec. It did help with the pain I experience with the pinched nerve, but it is not worth it to me to continue. F 41 40 days
75 2X D
2/22/2010

 1  osteoarthritis lower half of body Constipation right from the start and in ladt 4 weeks extreme joint pain at night (just few hours after taking tablets). Pain so bad it disrupted my sleep co pletely. also, extreme itching on legs and arms, so bad I scrathced myself raw. mobility has DECREASED rapidly, especially when trying to go down stairs. Was warned about possibility of constipation but think doctor underestimated how severe it would get. Arthrotec was supposed to ease my pain not make it worse. Have stopped taking and immediatedly muscle/joint pain eased and sleeping much better. Have reverted to use of co-codamol to ease symptoms as required. F 50 3 months
50mg 1X D
2/21/2010

 4  severe osteoarthritis, mainly back I feel a bit drowsy & have a little blurred vision, so far no gastric problems I've been on Arthrotec 50 for over 10 years on and off, only taking it when I needed it. Due to my arthritis getting progressively worse, to the point where I am in tears with the agony, gp's started me on 75 twice a day and I have to take it. every day for the next month to see how I get on, here goes. So far its been very good, pains almost gone, but I feel a bit weird, didn't have that when on 50 F 43 3 days
75 2X D
2/19/2010

 2  RSI in forearms heartburn, nausea, frequent feelings of voracious hunger & sharp unbearable cramping pains in lower gut. Did not seem to make a lot of difference to the pain it was supposed to be treating. Stopped taking it after 13 days, prefer the pain in my forearms F 46 13 days
75 mg 2X D
2/18/2010

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