Review: could Arthrotec cause Fibromyalgia Syndrome?


Fibromyalgia syndrome is found among people who take Arthrotec, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lipitor, and have Fibromyalgia . We study 5,992 people who have side effects while taking Arthrotec from FDA and social media. Among them, 34 have Fibromyalgia syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Fibromyalgia syndrome and more.

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Arthrotec has active ingredients of diclofenac sodium; misoprostol. It is often used in arthritis. (latest outcomes from Arthrotec 6,300 users)

Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Fibromyalgia syndrome (constant pain in their muscles and soft tissues) has been reported by people with pain, feeling abnormal, drowsiness, insomnia, fatigue (latest reports from 32,109 Fibromyalgia syndrome patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

5,992 people reported to have side effects when taking Arthrotec.
Among them, 34 people (0.57%) have Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Arthrotec cause Fibromyalgia syndrome?

Time on Arthrotec when people have Fibromyalgia Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 62.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.5 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia Syndrome when taking Arthrotec *:

  • female: 94.12 %
  • male: 5.88 %

Age of people who have Fibromyalgia Syndrome when taking Arthrotec *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 3.57 %
  • 40-49: 39.29 %
  • 50-59: 17.86 %
  • 60+: 39.29 %

Severity if Fibromyalgia Syndrome when taking Arthrotec **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Fibromyalgia (9 people)
  • Pain (8 people)
  • Neck Pain (5 people)
  • Arthritis (5 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (9 people)
  • Neurontin (6 people)
  • Lyrica (6 people)
  • Cymbalta (5 people)
  • Acetaminophen (5 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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