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Review: could Arthrotec cause Fibromyalgia syndrome?

We study 5,530 people who have side effects while taking Arthrotec from FDA and social media. Among them, 27 have Fibromyalgia syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Fibromyalgia syndrome and more.

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Arthrotec

Arthrotec (latest outcomes from 5,781 users) has active ingredients of diclofenac sodium; misoprostol. It is often used in arthritis.

Fibromyalgia syndrome

Fibromyalgia syndrome (constant pain in their muscles and soft tissues) (latest reports from 92,822 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, pain, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Jul, 14, 2014: 5,530 people reported to have side effects when taking Arthrotec. Among them, 27 people (0.49%) have Fibromyalgia Syndrome. They amount to 0.03% of all the 91,962 people who have Fibromyalgia Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fibromyalgia syndrome in Arthrotec reports

Time on Arthrotec when people have Fibromyalgia syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fibromyalgia syndrome16.67%50.00%16.67%0.00%0.00%16.67%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Fibromyalgia syndrome96.30%3.70%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fibromyalgia syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%4.55%50.00%13.64%31.82%

Severity of Fibromyalgia syndrome when taking Arthrotec ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fibromyalgia syndrome0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Fibromyalgia syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (7 people, 25.93%)
  2. Fibromyalgia (5 people, 18.52%)
  3. Hypercholesterolaemia (4 people, 14.81%)
  4. Neck pain (4 people, 14.81%)
  5. Arthritis (4 people, 14.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lipitor (8 people, 29.63%)
  2. Neurontin (6 people, 22.22%)
  3. Vioxx (5 people, 18.52%)
  4. Trazodone hcl (5 people, 18.52%)
  5. Claritin (4 people, 14.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • My former doctor used to prescribe this to me when i had inflammation and after a while i got fibromyalgia syndrome, if this has anything to do with each other, i do not know, but it would be interesting to find out

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