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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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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 a form of inflammatory hormone that has topical and remote effects on various tissues. ...Read more

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How safe is misoprostol? Misoprostol sounds like a pretty intense drug. How safe could it really be? .

It is safe to use: Misoprostol(cytotec) is a synthetic prostaglandine1 analog that is used for prevention of NSAID induced gastric ulcer, missed miscarriage, to induce labor and as an abrtifacient. It is safe to use and may cause diarrhea in 13%of patients and 2% may require discontinuing the drug, can also cause abdominal pain, vomiting and flatulance. But in general well tolerated. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever died from taking misoprostol? I am concerned about taking misoprostol. Have there been any reported deaths related to this drug? .

Has anyone ever died from taking misoprostol? I am concerned about taking misoprostol.  Have there been any reported deaths related to this drug?
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No drug is risk free: I have to tell you that any drug can have serious consequences. You may be surprised that even water when taken inappropriate can be killer. I would like to remind you that tylenol (acetaminophen), the medicine we take it every day one of the most dangerous drug and one of the commonest cause of liver damage. The short answer is yes ...Read more

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Can you buy mifepristone / misoprostol at a drug store without a prescription?

Can you buy mifepristone / misoprostol at a drug store without a prescription?

Only from a doctor: 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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Are the drugs Methotrexate and Misoprostol used together for anything else other than abortions?

Are the drugs Methotrexate and Misoprostol used together for anything else other than abortions?

Maybe: Methotrexate is used in (many cancers) chemotherapy, rheumatoid arthritis, ectopic pregnancies, and molar pregnancies. Misoprostol is used in stomach ulcers (its FDA approved use), bleeding after a delivery of a baby, and bleeding after a miscarriage. We also sometimes use it in place of D&C to prevent an incomplete miscarriage or in term pregnancies to expel a retained placenta. ...Read more

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Yes, if I take cytotec and have any complications to where I need to go to the hospital can I tell them I think I am having a miscarriage or will they be able to detect the drug in my system or the baby if they want to do any testing to figure out the cau

Yes, if I take cytotec and have any complications to where I need to go to the hospital can I tell them I think I am having a miscarriage or will they be able to detect the drug in my system or the baby if they want to do any testing to figure out the cau

Big life decisions: Are you happy when you are lied to? Do keep that in mind if you lie to your doctor or to other people. In the US, we are a free people living in a free society, which means there is no reason to lie about pregnancy or abortion. Plan life so that unexpected pregnancies do not happen. But if they do, a couple can decide with the doctor whether to get rid of their baby fetus, but be honest. ...Read more

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Hi doc, I am 4weeks plus pregnant and I took mifesprorone and misoprostol drug but no bleeding few hours after the use of misoprostol. What to do?

Hi doc, I am 4weeks plus pregnant and I took mifesprorone and misoprostol drug but no bleeding few hours after the use of misoprostol. What to do?

Schedule follow up: These medications are a form of medical termination of pregnancy. Schedule a follow up with the prescribing doctor to monitor your BHCG levels and confirm that the medication worked. ...Read more

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After a missed termination, I was prescribed cytotec (misoprostol). How soon after taking this medicine is it safe for me to try to conceive as it is teratogen?

Wait 2 months: Cytotec (misoprostol) is out of your system pretty fast — typically within 1-2 hours. As far as Cytotec (misoprostol) use is concerned it is safe to get pregnant. But because you had a recent abnormal pregnancy it is advised you wait at least 2 months (2 normal periods) before you get pregnant again. You should be taking prenatal vitamins during this time. ...Read more

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Will arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) show up on a drug test as an opiate?

Will arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) show up on a drug test as an opiate?

Probably not ...: It chemically related to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ...Read more

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Doc prescribed me CYTOTEC (misoprostol) and METVELL for my miscarriage (7weeks). 6days bleed. Now my bleeding has stopped. Can I stop take the medicines? Pls answer

Doc prescribed me CYTOTEC (misoprostol) and METVELL for my miscarriage (7weeks). 6days bleed. Now my bleeding has stopped. Can I stop take the medicines? Pls answer

Use as directed: We can not advise someone to go against their own doctors recommendations. Contact the prescribing doctor to clarify the directions for use of the particular medication regimen that you were given. ...Read more

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Sir Can u plz tell me, how deep misoprostol (MTP Kit) should be placed in the vagina.? Can one take painkiller or any medicine in case of fever and pain?what is the right procedure?

Sir Can u plz tell me, how deep misoprostol (MTP Kit) should be placed in the vagina.? Can one take painkiller or any medicine in case of fever and pain?what is the right procedure?

Local Obgyn: We do not have the MTP Kit in the USA. Most Obgyns here are unfamiliar exactly how this is prescribed in countries where it is available. There may be a package insertion included in the product. If not then see a local Obgyn for guidance. ...Read more

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How can the therapeutic effects of antacid drugs, h2 blockers, proton pump inhibitor drugs, misoprostol?

How can the therapeutic effects of antacid drugs, h2 blockers, proton pump inhibitor drugs, misoprostol?

Question?: I'm not sure I fully understand what your question is? The drugs you listed all help with symptoms of GERD or stomach ulcers, and they have different means by which they help patients with these problems. The safest and easiest to take are antacids and H2 blockers. Please consider rephrasing your question more specifically. ...Read more

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Hello, are these two drugs (Methotrexate and Misoprostol) used together along with a IUD in the treatment of uterine fibroid?

Hello, are these two drugs (Methotrexate and Misoprostol) used together along with a IUD in the treatment of uterine fibroid?

Fibroid treatment: Uterine fibroids are not treated with methotexate. Cytotec (misoprostol) has been used to induce abortion and decrease menstrual blood flow but is not able to shrink fibroids. I have never heard of an IUD being used to treat uterine fibroids. Consult with your gynecologist is your fibroids are causing pain or excessive bleeding. ...Read more

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Can fenugreek & cinnamon drinking help in cleaning uterus after a week of a missed abortion(in the 7th week) beside misoprostol medicine?

Can fenugreek & cinnamon drinking help in cleaning uterus after a week of a missed abortion(in the 7th week) beside misoprostol medicine?

Not likely: Not sure what you mean by cleaning out the uterus. This is a common thing I hear women talking about. If you're concerned there is retained pregnancy tissue then a prostaglandin like Misoprostol or suction D&C are the best options. I do have some women who use fenugreek to increase milk production. Never seen it or cinnamon used for a missed abortion. ...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. Lynne Weixel
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Cytotec (Definition)

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