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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


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What is the definition or description of: Cytotec (misoprostol) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Cytotec (misoprostol) allergy?

Misguided Reaction: Cytotec (misoprostol) allergy is a misguided reaction by the immune system of the body to Cytotec (misoprostol) that often produces unpleasant symptoms. ...Read more

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I recently had a miscarriage and in the ER they gave me cytotec (misoprostol). I have a nickel allergy, does cytotec (misoprostol) contain nickel?

I recently had a miscarriage and in the ER they gave me cytotec (misoprostol). I have a nickel allergy, does cytotec (misoprostol) contain nickel?

No: I have never seen any evidence that cytotec/misoprostol can cause problems for those with nickel allergy. I have not seen that it has nickel. You should not have a problem. If you do experience side effects then let your doctor know. ...Read more

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My wife is a pregnant, we don want children right now so we wanted to abort. She had taken misoprostol before mifepristone, what should we do now?

My wife is a pregnant, we don want children right now so we wanted to abort. She had taken misoprostol before mifepristone, what should we do now?

See your MD/GYN: The only way to be sure if the medication worked is to get an ultrasound or perform serial pregnancy tests which your doctor should help you with. We are unable to help you without knowing the doses and timing for these medications. Please see a professional. In the meantime watch for signs of fever/infection/heavy bleeding. ...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 are the effects of misoprostol more than once?

What are the effects of misoprostol more than once?

Misoprostol: Misoprostol is used to protect the stomach lining from the effects of nsaids like Aspirin and ibuprofen. It is also used for inducing uterine contractions. Misoprostol can be used more than once. It remains in the body only for a short time. ...Read more

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What is cytotec (misoprostol) tablet for and how effective is it?

What is cytotec (misoprostol) tablet for and how effective is it?

Protect stomach lini: Protects stomach lining mucosa from NSAID.... Aspirin, Motrin. Fairly good. ...Read more

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Can I urine while I take misoprostol?

Can I urine while I take misoprostol?

Yes Urination OK: Hi CKirshna,
Yes you should be able to urinate on misoprostol.
Misoprostol is used to coat the stomach and prevent stomach ulcer. Do not use the drug if you plan to become pregnant or are pregnant. Birth defects
In the US we have misoprostol by itself or combined with another medication called Cytotec. It is an expensive medication in the US not frequently used.
Good question
Dr Lori Lange ...Read more

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Side effects of cytotec (misoprostol) =?

Side effects of cytotec (misoprostol) =?

Labor: When used to induce labor Cytotec (misoprostol) often causes contractions sometimes severe. In larger doses nausea vomiting diarrhea. Must be used cautiously when used in induction with live baby on monitor. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of cytotec (misoprostol)?

What are the side effects of cytotec (misoprostol)?

Labor: When used to induce labor Cytotec (misoprostol) often causes contractions sometimes severe. In larger doses nausea vomiting diarrhea. Must be used cautiously when used in induction with live baby on monitor. ...Read more

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What is the effect of cytotec (misoprostol) on a fetus?

What is the effect of cytotec (misoprostol) on a fetus?

Not good.: Cytotec (misoprostol) stimulates strong uterine contractions and can lead to fetal distress or even demise. It can be safely used only in minimal doses under experienced physician supervision. If one takes it to cause abortion without success, the fetus can have moebius syndrome (facial paralysis). ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using cytotec (misoprostol)?

What are the side effects of using cytotec (misoprostol)?

Lots.: Fever, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting are all dose-related effects from Misoprostol (cytotec). In women with prior cesarean section it can lead to uterine rupture and maternal-fetal death. ...Read more

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Can cytotec (misoprostol) be used orally to perform an abortion?

Cytotec (misoprostol): It's rated cat. X, meaning it is contraindicated in pregnancy because it can cause contractions leading to abortion. I would not advise you to use it on your own for any reason because the consequences can be detrimental. Please discuss your case with an OB doc before you attempt to do something on your own. ...Read more

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After taking cytotec (misoprostol) I've too much abdorminal pain!what should I do?

After taking cytotec (misoprostol) I've too much abdorminal pain!what should I do?

H2 blocker or PPI: Talk to pmd..... H2(zantac) blocker or ppi(Nexium (esomeprazole)) will be better. ...Read more

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Where can you get mifepristone and misoprostol?

Where can you get mifepristone and misoprostol?

See a doctor/GYN: A medical abortion or an induced miscarriage can occur with either the use of mifepristone or misoprostol however both have unacceptably high failure rates on their own. They should be used together either simultaneously if miso given vaginally or 24h apart if miso given bucchally. It is effective up to 10wks but never 100% effective. That's why GYN/MD follow up is critical. Do not try on your own ...Read more

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Is brown discharge after taking misoprostol normal?

Is brown discharge after taking misoprostol normal?

Depends on reason: Misoprostol can be used to expedite a miscarriage. I will assume that this is the setting in which you are using this medication. If you just took the medication, then the brownish discharge might be related to a small amount of bleeding. If the medication does not have the expected effect within 48 hours, you must talk with your doctor about what is going on! ...Read more

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Can you buy misoprostol onlline without a prescription?

Can you buy misoprostol onlline without a prescription?

Proably not.: Canadian pharmacies do require and rx from an us licensed doctor. I realize that it might be avaialble from some sources (usually indian made), but i certainly would not recommend you take it unless authorized by your dr.! ...Read more

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Does cytotec (misoprostol) have bad effects on conceiving?

Does cytotec (misoprostol) have bad effects on conceiving?

Yes: Cytotec (misoprostol) administration to women who are pregnant can cause birth defects, abortion, or premature birth. Uterine rupture has been reported when Cytotec was administered in pregnant women to induce labor or to induce abortion beyond the eighth week of pregnancy. Please don't take it if your are trying to get pregnant. Source: www. Drugs. Com. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking misoprostol for a medical abortion?

Cramping: This medication is meant to cause cramping to expell the contents of the uterus.
It can also cause diarrhea, chills, and abdomenal cramping as well. Usually these are mild and disappear quickly. ...Read more

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Can cytotec (misoprostol) be used to induce labour after a previous c/s?

Can cytotec (misoprostol) be used to induce labour after a previous c/s?

Not safe: If you have had a prior c-section and wish to have a tolac (trial of labor after c-section), then you cannot use pitocin, (oxytocin) Cytotec or other agents to induce labor. They increase the risk of 'uterine rupture'. This should be discussed with your OB with consideration of the reasons for the prior c-section. ...Read more

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One week pregnant and I took cytotec (misoprostol) pills what do I expect?

Cytotec (misoprostol): I assume you received that from your doctor to induce a medical termination of pregnancy. If not, I would recommend consulting with your ob/gyn. Depending on however you took you may experience abdominal cramping, vaginal bleeding, and sometimes diarrhea. ...Read more

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How much pain can taking cytotec (misoprostol) cause? Will Vicodin 5/300 be enough for the pain?

How much pain can taking cytotec (misoprostol) cause? Will Vicodin 5/300 be enough for the pain?

Taking for ? purpose: The label indication for cytotec (misoprostol) is stomach or intestinal inflammation from acid-peptic disease, and to protect the stomach from use of aspirin and NSAIDs. If you are talking about using it for termination of pregnancy, this needs to be done with a knowledgable physician who can determine its safety. Generally, pain is minimal if termination is in the first 12 weeks, but there can be complications ...Read more

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I am about 12 weeks prrgnant and my bf put 2 misoprostol pills in my smoothie this was 3 days ago.?

If this was done: Without your knowledge or consent it may be a criminal behavior. You may wish to obtain legal advice (such as free advice on AVVO. Com. ...Read more

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I have taken mifepristone and also have to take misoprostol, what is the minimum time gap btwn each?

I have taken mifepristone and also have to take misoprostol, what is the minimum time gap btwn each?

Depends on route: A medical abortion or an induced miscarriage can occur with either the use of mifepristone or misoprostol however both have unacceptably high failure rates on their own. They should be used together either simultaneously if miso given vaginally or 24h apart if miso given bucchally. It is effective up to 10wks but never 100% effective. That's why GYN/MD follow up is critical. Do not try on your own ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Cytotec (Definition)

Cytotec is a labor inducer which is a kind of women's ...Read more