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Cytotec (Misoprostol)

Misoprostol (Generic Equivalent of Cytotec)

Dosage:100 mcg
Dosage:100 mcg
Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Bolanle Aina, Pharmacist on 8/3/2023 10:58:59 AM.

Cytotec (Misoprostol) is a synthetic prostaglandin that is used to prevent stomach ulcers while you take NSAIDs. It helps to decrease the risk of serious complications from ulcers such as bleeding. This medication protects your stomach lining by lowering the amount of acid that comes in contact with it. Misoprostol is also used in combination with mifepristone for abortion. In case of an abortion, this medication causes the uterus to contract and expel the embryo, embryonic sac and lining of the uterus, expelling the developing baby. This process usually takes 24 -48 hours and is accompanied by heavy bleeding and strong uterine cramping.

Manufacturer Information

Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the generic Misoprostol from Canada. The brand Cytotec is not available at this time. Misoprostol is available in the strength of 100 mcg and 200 mcg tablets.

The common side effects of Cytotec may include diarrhea, nausea or stomach cramps.

Talk to your doctor if you have any of the serious side effects such as:

• Decreased urination;
• Menstrual problems or irregularities;
• Mental or mood changes;
• Muscle weakness;
• Severe dizziness;
• Slow or irregular heartbeat;
• Unusual or heavy vaginal bleeding

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.

You should not take Cytotec if you are allergic to Misoprostol or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. The daily use of alcohol and tobacco may increase your risk for stomach bleeding. Limit your intake of alcoholic beverages and stop smoking. This medication must not be used during pregnancy to prevent stomach ulcers because it may harm an unborn baby. If you get pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor right away. This medication passes into breast milk but it is unlikely it will harm a nursing infant.

Misoprostol is a controversial drug because it can be used to end pregnacy prematurely by some physicians. Misoprostol - causes the uterus to contract and empty. For more information please visit the Planned Parenthood website and consult your doctor before ordering http://www.plannedparenthood.org/ABORTION/medicalabortion.html

The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

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