I have been on Arthrotec for about a year now. How long can I saftely take this or any other NSAID before I get problems with my stomach.
Arthotec combines an NSAID (diclofenac) with misoprostol (cytotec) to help protect the stomach. Many patients with arthritis take NSAIDs for years without having any problems with thier stomach. Although you should alsways watch for stomach problems, statistically, stoamch problmes are more frequent when starting an NSAID.