ARTHROTEC Reviews

Average Rating: 2.7 (181 Ratings)

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 4  both knees- condromalacia/athritis i have experienced extreme stomach pain when taken on an empty stomach, and moderate stomach pain when taken with food. i also had some drowsiness after taking arthrotec. arthrotec works very well for my knee pain, more so than mobic or celebrex. however, i do experience stomach pain from time to time. F 17 2 months
3/7/2006
 1  Back spasms Within 5 minutes of taking drug, developed severe colon and uterine cramping. Cold sweat, fainting, heart palpitations. Will never use again or recommend F 39 1 days
2/19/2006
 1  frozen shoulder I have vaginal bleeding, my cycle was back (I'm menopausal ), breast pain Other symptoms I have: erithema, my skin is so dry I have little cuts on my hands, I 'm sweating a lot (usually I don't), pruritus ani etc. I took it 3 times: the first for 3 days, then I stopped because it didn't make great improvements and I had diarrhea. My doctor told me the symptoms had to go away after taking few more Second time: I took other 3 pills in 3 days. little improvement with the pain. I had the first vaginal bleeding, a lot of pruritus and my skin was all red but I didn't know it was arthrotec/ My doctor prescribed me a topical cream , did some a vaginal test to exclude infections. I had my cycle The last one for 4 days. More problems and this time I had the ideo to go on Internet and I discovered I had a lot of the side effects by taking Arthrotec Why they don't tell you about them? F 50 10 days
2/3/2006
 1  frozen shoulder I have vaginal bleeding, my cycle was back (I'm menopausal ), breast pain Other symptoms I have: erithema, my skin is so dry I have little cuts on my hands, I 'm sweating a lot (usually I don't), pruritus ani etc. I took it 3 times: the first for 3 days, then I stopped because it didn't make great improvements and I had diarrhea. My doctor told me the symptoms had to go away after taking few more Second time: I took other 3 pills in 3 days. little improvement with the pain. I had the first vaginal bleeding, a lot of pruritus and my skin was all red but I didn't know it was arthrotec/ My doctor prescribed me a topical cream , did some a vaginal test to exclude infections. I had my cycle The last one for 4 days. More problems and this time I had the ideo to go on Internet and I discovered I had a lot of the side effects by taking Arthrotec Why they don't tell you about them? F 50 10 days
2/3/2006
 3  ankylosing spondylitis For the first 8 days of ever taking it, the only side effect was a similar feeling you get when you have an empty stomach and light nausea that lasted for no more that 30 minutes After 8 days, the feeling elevated to an annoying sharp pain in my stomach. Then two days later, I had to stop using it because the pain was becoming unbearable. Now I have been off for two days and I still have the stomach pain. Aside from the stomach pain, it worked miracle on my nighttime spinal pain. Now I have to see my doctor again to see if I should keep taking it. I tried Naprosyn just before and had to stop taking it for the same reasons. M 38 10 days
12/3/2005
 1  artharidis in my knee Disorentatation,trouble brathing, extreme hot, redness and swelling, itching, later abominal cramps. All this came all sudden in couple of minutes. I had been taking arthrotec before for my knee pain and it helped me a lot. I only had 10-12 pills left from last March when I had a cortisone shot and my knee pain went away. F 59 1 years
11/30/2005
 5  arthrits in ankle and knee frequent heartburn take it once a day and it works very well on the pain. M 32 4 years
7/15/2005
 4  RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS more frequent menstral periods (twice a month) Works but can realy tell how good it works when I had to go off of it. F 31 1.5 years
7/6/2005
 1  spinal pain Experienced excruciating, unusual abdominal pain (bowel, uterine) and lower back pain for about 5 hours after taking (including diarrhea 6 times), and heart palpitations and vaginal bleeding for about a day after taking. I took with 2 aspirin (which I've since learned is contraindicated) and some fruit. This may be the reason for problems in my case. I will not take it again as the pain was extreme, but others should be cautious to take with lots of food and no aspirin. F 43 1 days
5/31/2005
 3  lowr back degeneration, severe pain Extremely heavy menstral cycles, fatigue, slow healing & clotting. If I miss a day, headaches begin to creep in. Tried many others, this seemed to work best for quite some time. No day is pain free, though. Not bad on stomach - always take w/ milk or food. This is genetic for me, so NSAIDs will be in my life for a while....but fear long-term use of this one. F 36 10 months
5/22/2005
 4  Lower back and joint pain Heavy, extended bleeding during menstruation works good on back pain F 49 14 days
4/28/2005
 5  knee pain No side effects, but I always add acidophilous to my diet with any anti-inflammatories or antibiotics I am only taking 75 mg a day and it is wonderful for relieving all of my aches and pains F 55 3 weeks
4/6/2005
 5  knee pain No side effects, but I always add acidophilous to my diet with any anti-inflammatories or antibiotics I am only taking 75 mg a day and it is wonderful for relieving all of my aches and pains F 55 3 weeks
4/6/2005
 2  hip pain The pill eliminated all pain I felt in my hip, but it was hard on my stomach. On my 10th day of medication, I experienced vaginal bleeding. This scared me because it was two weeks after my normal period. There is something really fishy about this drug. I do not advise anyone to take it as there are many adverse side effects. F 36 12 days
2/13/2005
 4  Arthritis in my back The day after I started taking it, I had a little vaginal bleeding in spite of being menopausal for 10 years. I had been using Estrace for several months but had not had bleeding from the Estrace alone My back does feel better, not 100% OK, but probably 60%. F 58 3 days
1/29/2005
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 4  Sore arm My urine is bloody, I have got canker sores the size of golf balls, my face is falling off. It hurts. My arm feels better. But my face...its falling off. F 54
1/25/2005
 4  Sore coccyx Abdominal cramps, flatulence, gas, bloating. Cramps would start within 15 minutes of taking pill, even during meals. Reduced coccyx pain but the cramps and bloating were very uncomfortable. M 53 12 days
1/18/2005
 1  sore toe I had diarrhea, severe abdominal pain which was constant for 4 hours straight, vomiting, trembling, dizziness, nausea. Arthrotec seemed to induce my menstrual cramps and cause the pain to be severe. I would not recommend this drug to anyone, especially since I have never had such an adverse reaction to any other medication. Also, I would caution women not to take this medication while menstruating, since one side effect can be severe menstual pain. F 31 1 days
11/30/2004
 1  for arthritis I developed severe abdominal pains, severe welts all over my legs from feet up to knees, swelling of throat, rapid heart beat and headaches. F 65 20 days
10/31/2004
 5  Sore toe No side affects This pill works like magic to releive my arthritic pain! I don't take it regularly, only when required - approximately once per month. M 55 3 months
9/28/2003
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