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Misoprostol
(Generic alternative to Cytotec)

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Cytotec
(Misoprostol)

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What is Cytotec /Misoprostol used for?

Cytotec is used to prevent the formation of ulcers in the stomach during treatment with aspirin or an NSAID. In some cases, Cytotec may be used for the induction of labor and delivery or abortion.

How should Cytotec /Misoprostol be stored?

Keep at room temperature and protect from moisture and heat.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Cytotec/Misoprostol ?

Always take Cytotec exactly as your doctor has shown you. Take each dose of Cytotec with a full glass of water. Cytotec is generally taken four times a day, with meals and at bedtime.

When should Cytotec /Misoprostol not be taken?

Avoid using Cytotec for the prevention of stomach ulcers if you are pregnant or might become pregnant during the treatment. If you happen to become pregnant, stop taking Cytotec and talk to your doctor immediately.

What precautions should I follow when taking Cytotec /Misoprostol ?

Avoid using Cytotec for the prevention of stomach ulcers if you are pregnant or might become pregnant during the treatment. If you happen to become pregnant, stop taking Cytotec and talk to your doctor immediately. Cytotec is in the FDA pregnancy category X, which means that it is known to be harmful to an unborn baby. Cytotec may cause miscarriage or spontaneous abortion, premature birth, or birth defects. Cytotec has been reported to cause uterine rupture, which given after the eighth week of pregnancy, can cause severe bleeding, hysterectomy, and/or maternal or fetal death. Effective birth control will be needed to prevent pregnancy during treatment. It is not known if Cytotec can pass into the breast milk and harm a nursing child. Do not breast feed without talking to your doctor first.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Cytotec /Misoprostol ?

Do not share this medication with anyone else, as Cytotec is prescribed to you based on your specific situation. The incidence of diarrhea may be reduced by avoiding antacids that contain magnesium.

When should Cytotec /Misoprostol not be taken?

Serious side effects may include: allergic reaction. Cytotec may cause mild to moderate diarrhea, stomach cramps, and/or nausea. These issues generally occur during the first few weeks of treatment and stop after about a week. If these last more than 8 da

Less severe side effect may include: vomiting; flatulence; constipation; headache; or menstrual cramps, spotting, or increased or irregular menstruation.

Other: None.

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