Arthrotec contains a combination of misoprostol and diclofenac. Misoprostol is a synthetic prostaglandin that serves to reduce the production of stomach acid, protect the lining in the stomach, and thus prevent ulcers. Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This medication works by reducing the hormones responsible for inflammation and pain in the body.
Drug Name: Arthrotec
Generic name: Diclofenac sodium and misoprostol