Misoprostol

Drug Name
Misoprostol

Brand Name(s)
Cytotec®, generics Arthrotec® is a combination of the NSAID diclofenac with misoprostol in one tablet

Drug Class
NSAIDs and COXIBs

Misoprostol replaces a naturally occurring substance that helps maintain the stomach’s protective mucous lining.


This information was last updated November 2017, with expert advice from:

Jason Kielly, B.Sc. (pharm.), Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Clinical Pharmacist, Rheumatic Health Program, Eastern Health

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