FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: ARTHROTEC

User Comments:


For Osteoarthritis “I have Multiple sclerosis (MS) AND severe arthritis. The pain of arthritis is difficult sometimes to define from the other pain effects. If I fall, which is often, that pain is much worse. Lately, I was stupid so I increased the Arthrotec, after having frequent falls and finding the pain too much. Because of the higher dose, now I have edema (swelling) in my legs, and feet. I must start weaning back to a lesser dose since edema may not be likely, but it IS listed as a possibility. Even with my MS, I never had edema. I have to wing it from here. I’d rather have pain from ages-present arthritis, than edema because I stupidly thought a rather low dose would be a good thing to increase without considering the cost of really bad side effects. Lesson to take away: leave the dosing to your doctor and don’t play at being a know-it-all because that never, ever works.”

FLAP (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 1, 2018


For Sciatica “Started taking this medication about a week ago for Sciatica related pain, I had L5-L6 back surgery 10 years ago and get flare ups of pain from post surgery. It has helped the pain a fair bit, I still feel the right buttock pain when driving my car but other types of sittings is much better. The side effects are not so good, ablot of bloating. I feel like I have a balloon in my tummy; upset stomach; light headed and dizzy. With having vertigo in the past its hard to tell if is Vertigo or the medication. Doctor wanted me to try it for 2 weeks but will go see him today after 1 week and have a chat with him about it. My dosage is 2 pills per day with food 50MG. I will ask if taking 1 per day may be and idea and who knows it may be enough?”

06Honda June 2, 2017


For Osteoarthritis “I have been on Arthrotec for 23 yrs now and can not recommend it for everyone but for me it was a life saver. I have RA and went threw many back surgeries (7) to repair degenerated disks. For a year I was in a wheel chair unable to walk and never left the house. MANY doctors told me that I had to resolve myself to living a life of a person who only has limited mobility. My intern a young man right out of med school recommended this. In the last 23 years I have lived a full and VERY active life and could keep up with a 35yr old (im 77 now). It saved my life , I could not live without it, I am active, travel, have sex and do anything I could (almost) when I was 50. For me it is wonder drug…”

SySa November 19, 2016


For Rheumatoid Arthritis “This drug has put my mom into kidney failure as she was on it for several years. I strongly caution anyone using this for extended periods.”

Thatsnotmyrealname July 3, 2016


For Rheumatoid Arthritis “I have had RA for 6 yrs. Recently I changed Docs, and he suggested Arthrotec as it was discovered I have early onset OA as well, I needed something else besides Metho and Humira. Let me say, Arthrotec is AMAZING, I hadn’t felt so good in years! I am 35 yrs old and I was able to play with my kids, run around which I haven’t been able to do. All was great until I ended up in the ER. I thought I was having a heart attack. Luckily it was not but it was an Ulcer. At least I had a little time with my kids.”

MChel June 6, 2016


For Rheumatoid Arthritis “I recently switched from Celebrex to Arthroc. Although my stomach has been very upset most days, the pain in my shoulders, hips and knee has been greatly reduced. Also, I have gained considerable mobility in the range of motion in my leg/knee.”

Dave D17 October 1, 2015

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