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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
257 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?

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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