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Dr. Michele Lauria
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Misoprostol (Overview)

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 effect of the medicine.


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What is misoprostol usually taken for?

What is misoprostol usually taken for?

Stomach protection.: Fda has only approved Misoprostol to counteract the erosive effects of nsaids on the stomach lining and prevent gastritis in chronic NSAID users. Off label uses of daily ob/gyn practice include induction of labor, management of uterine atony and postpartum hemorrhage, pregnancy termination. ...Read more

Dr. Michele Lauria
272 Doctors shared insights

Misoprostol (Overview)

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 effect of the medicine.


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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 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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I'm 5weeks pregnant&av used misoprostol 600mg but av not seen any sign of blood. Pls I need ur adv?

I'm 5weeks pregnant&av used misoprostol 600mg but av not seen any sign of blood. Pls I need ur adv?

This should...: ...only be done under the guidance of a physician trained in terminations. FYI, Misoprostol alone is not the best regimen for early terminations.
See a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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How effective is using misoprostol to have an abortion?

How effective is using misoprostol to have an abortion?

With/without ru486: Misoprostol is usually given with Mifepristone to cause abortions. In early pregnancy that combination works more than 90% of the time. It is less effective on its own. ...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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What should I do I'm so scared I did misoprostol abortion and did not succeed. How big is the risk that my baby get an abnormalities?

The overall risk of: Birth defects is 4% and of the specific pattern of moebius syndrome (facial paralysis) & limb defects is 2%, in one prospective study. Your options are to travel to a country where abortions are legal or continue the pregnancy. It's very sad that you had to use this medication on your own, instead of with another abortifacient under the supervisión of a physician, for ⬆ed efficacy & safety. ...Read more

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

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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How much longer will the bleeding continue after I took misoprostol for medical abortion? Its been a week and a half now and im still bleeding.

Seek Help ASAP: You should seek help immediately. After a procedure like this, bleeding should only last about 2 to 3 days at the most. If you are still bleeding, you should contact the office that did the procedure or seek emergency help, because it may be or become a more serious issue. ...Read more

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How expensive is misoprostol?

Depends: Misoprostol 100 microgram tablets cost USD 13.33 for 12 tablets, the 200 microgram tablets cost USD 7.01 for 2 tablets (www. Drugs. Com). ...Read more

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Can you overdose on misoprostol?

Can you overdose on misoprostol?

Yes: As with all drugs there is a safe and effective range of doses and there is the potential for overdosing when exceeding that range. ...Read more

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What is misoprostol usually taken for?

Stomach protection.: Fda has only approved Misoprostol to counteract the erosive effects of nsaids on the stomach lining and prevent gastritis in chronic NSAID users. Off label uses of daily ob/gyn practice include induction of labor, management of uterine atony and postpartum hemorrhage, pregnancy termination. ...Read more

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Where can I buy cytotec (misoprostol)?

Cytotec (misoprostol): Misoprostol (Cytotec) is a prescription medication so you will need to see a medical provider to have is prescribed. ...Read more

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Where can you get cytotec (misoprostol)?

Cytotec (misoprostol): Misoprostol (Cytotec) is a prescription medication so you will need to see a medical provider to have is prescribed. ...Read more

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How long does misoprostol stay in your system?

How long does misoprostol stay in your system?

Uterine contraction: It is excreted by the kidneys in about one hour so should be gone from your system in 90 minutes but the effect on tissue may last longer with cramping. ...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?

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 are the effects of misoprostol twice in six months?

What are the effects of misoprostol twice in six months?

No longterm effects: Depending on the reason for taking misoprostol, there should not be any long term effects. ...Read more

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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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Please point me to where can I buy misoprostol (cytotec) online?

Please point me to where can I buy misoprostol (cytotec) online?

Prescription only: I don't believe you can buy this online unless you somehow get it from a pharmacy in Canada or Mexico. This medication shouldn't be taken without prescription however, as it can cause severe asthma symptoms. If you are planning to use it to cause a pregnancy loss, you may cause yourself hemorrhaging. ...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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What happens when you take cytotec (misoprostol)? Does it hurt you?

What happens when you take cytotec (misoprostol)? Does it hurt you?

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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I took cytotec 600mg viginally for abortion, how long will it start to work?

I took cytotec 600mg viginally for abortion, how long will it start to work?

Doctor follow up: You will need to contact the provider who prescribed the medication. Schedule a visit to go over their protocol and to discuss expectations. They also need to provide you with appropriate follow up. They may want to prescribe pain medication to help you manage the cramping. Most importantly they need to go over your birth control options for the future ...Read more

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How do one know that all the tissues are out after the use of cytotec (misoprostol)?

How do one know that all the tissues are out after the use of cytotec (misoprostol)?

Bhcg hormone: They way to do this is to monitor your bhcg blood levels. When it drops to zero you know everything is complete. ...Read more

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