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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Cytotec (Overview)

Cytotec is a labor inducer which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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What happens if cytotec (misoprostol) has contact with penis?

What happens if cytotec (misoprostol) has contact with penis?

Med. prevents ulcers: Why would it come into contact with anyones penis? Shouldn't be a problem if the pills touched a penis if the container was accidently dropped. Do not know of any penile side effects, such as ed, from taking cytotec (misoprostol). ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
128 doctors shared insights

Cytotec (Overview)

Cytotec is a labor inducer which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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What exactly is the drug misoprostol (cytotec) prescribed for?

What exactly is the drug misoprostol (cytotec) prescribed for?

Two indications.: The drug's two main indications include stomach prophylaxis for those taking nsaids (aspirin-like antiinflammatories) and labor induction as a uterine stimulant (off-label, widely accepted practice). Is is a form of inflammatory hormone that has topical and remote effects on various tissues. ...Read more

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What happens when u take cytotec (misoprostol)?

What happens when u take cytotec (misoprostol)?

It can hurt.: Misoprostol is a prostaglandin that stimulates carious smooth muscle organs to contract, including the uterus, bowel, bladder. It can cause transient fever, tachycardia, nausea/vomiting and pain from the colicky contractions it induces. No long-term adverse effects are known. Adequate pain control when taking Cytotec (misoprostol) is certainly advisable in a hospital setting under medical care. ...Read more

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What will happen if I have used cytotec (misoprostol) more than once for abortion?

What will happen if I have used cytotec (misoprostol) more than once for abortion?

No problem.: Misoprostol (cytotec) is a safe medication to induce pregnancy termination when indicated in the first trimester. If one woman uses it more than once in her life for this indication, there are no long-term risks nor reproductive harm. Fetal exposure to Misoprostol in a pregnancy that continues and results in a live birth may cause moebius syndrome (facial paralysis). ...Read more

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What are the effects of inserting cytotec (misoprostol) to vagina in terms of abortion? Will the process be more effective?

What are the effects of inserting cytotec (misoprostol) to vagina in terms of abortion? Will the process be more effective?

Yes: A lot of doctors and clinics have insertion of Cytotec (misoprostol) as part of their protocol for a medical abortion in addition, of course, to mifepristone. It does add effectiveness for the procedure. As your dr. Likely told you, Cytotec (misoprostol) causes smooth muscle contractions and helps to expel the pregnancy and decrease bleeding. Hope all goes well, good luck. ...Read more

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Does cytotec (misoprostol) work to cause an abortion?

Does cytotec (misoprostol) work to cause an abortion?

Sure.: It is a safe abortifacient before 7 weeks of pregnancy although it can cause severe bleeding and cramping. Consult with your gynecologists before considering it! ...Read more

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Will the cytotec (misoprostol) pill abort the baby safely .. In home abortion not from the doctor.. We can't afford doctor

Please don't : It would be very inappropriate for us to advise you on how to self medicate a procedure such as this. Medications for abortion must be prescribed by an md. ...Read more

Dr. Michele Lauria
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Misoprostol (Definition)

Misoporstol (Cytotec ) is a labor inducer is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug. Misoprostol is a medication that causes the uterus to contract. This can be used to induce labor. It is also used to help a miscarriage pass more quickly. It is either taken by mouth or as tablets placed into the vagina. Misoprostol causes significant cramping and, if it is used to pass a miscarriage, causes vaginal bleeding. This is a normal ...Read more