A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Take Arthrotec 70 by mouth with a full glass of water, at least about 8 ounces. It is advised to swallow the tablets as a whole. Avoid crushing, chewing, or dissolving the tablets as doing so can increase the risk of side effects.
You can also take this medication with meals to prevent stomach upsets and to reduce the chances of diarrhea.
Arthrotec 50 contains diclofenac and misoprostol as well as colloidal silicon dioxide. It also has other ingredients which are:
There are a few side effects of this medicine. Therefore, it needs to be taken the correct way to minimize serious effects.