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Cytotec (misoprostol) for cervical ripening. What r ur thoughts? 1/4 dose every 4 hours vaginally? Nervous after reading the info on it.

Cytotec (misoprostol) for cervical ripening. What r ur thoughts? 1/4 dose every 4 hours vaginally? Nervous after reading the info on it.

Depends on doctor: Your doctor will likely have a preferred dose depending on your cervical dilation. Hospitals also have preferred dosing schedules per their protocol. Vaginal, rectal and oral routes of delivery can be used at a variety of doses depending on each individual medical issues and cervical dilation. Not sure what you are reading that made you scared. It is a commonly used medication for induction. ...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


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Theytriedt to do cervical biop wo misoprostol, try with it. Is proced. Safe?

Theytriedt to do cervical biop wo misoprostol, try with it. Is proced. Safe?

Misoprostil: We usually give a dose of misoprostil in non-pregnant women to soften & dilate the cervix. This allows easier access through the cervix for endometrial biopsy, hysteroscopy, or endocervical sampling. Most biopsies of the cervix don't require this so ask your doc for your indication. On the other hand, it's a very safe and low risk medication usually given the night before the procedure. Take care. ...Read more

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How safe is the use of misoprostol (cytotec) in softening the cervix prior to the induction of labor?

How safe is the use of misoprostol (cytotec) in softening the cervix prior to the induction of labor?

The drug has been: Used extensively throughout the country for years. It is good. 25-50 mcg vaginally or orally every 4 hours is the recommended dose but needs to be done in a hospital. May take more than one dose or may take off with just one, can be difficult to predict. There are risks with anything but following dose recommendations is key. I always give oral dose after delivery to decrease bleeding. Gdluc. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of vaginally inserted misoprostol to soften the cervix in order to have a hysteroscopy polyp removal?

What are the side effects of vaginally inserted misoprostol to soften the cervix in order to have a hysteroscopy polyp removal?

Please call your doc: I almost always give my Cytotec (misoprostol) vaginal before a hysteroscopy which makes it easier to do the hysteroscopy and I tell my pts possible side effects that they could get from the cytotcec, some women get some side effects usually minor some do not get any side effects please call your doc so your doc can explain what to possibly expect from the miso, that is his or her job to do that! ...Read more

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Cd10 cervical polyp removal is scheduled.my obgyn told to take Misoprostol 100mcg night before procedure.started taking clomid today for cd5-9.safe?

Cd10 cervical polyp removal is scheduled.my obgyn told to take Misoprostol 100mcg night before procedure.started taking clomid today for cd5-9.safe?

Confirm with doctor: It is a bit unusual to be scheduled for a polypectomy during the same menstrual cycle that one is also taking Clomid. Consider contacting the prescribing doctor and verifying the instructions. More commonly the polyp would be removed and then Clomid would be prescribed on a subsequent cycle. ...Read more

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After 3/4 doses of misoprotol, my symptoms of mc haven't changed. What should I do if it doesn't work? Tissue is at my cervix, but it is barely open

After 3/4 doses of misoprotol, my symptoms of mc haven't changed. What should I do if it doesn't work? Tissue is at my cervix, but it is barely open

A few ideas: I'm guessing that your doctor gave you instructions regarding how to take the Misoprostol and it wouldn't be my place to interfere with your doctor's instructions. If the Misoprostol doesn't cause complete evacuation of the uterus, then your doctor may recommend either additional doses of the medication or a dilation and curettage. I'm sorry you're going through this, I wish you the best. ...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 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 is misoprostol (abortion pill)?

How is misoprostol (abortion pill)?

Misoprostol: Misoprostol alone is not an abortion pill and in fact it's used as a drug to prevent/treat stomach ulcers. It just so happens that Misoprostol can also initiate uterine contractions, but contractions alone are not enough to cause an abortion. Mifepristone is a drug used in conjunction with Misoprostol that causes the separation of the pregnancy. Misoprostol is used as a drug for completion. ...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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Do you bleed heavily after the misoprostol pill?

Do you bleed heavily after the misoprostol pill?

MISPROSTIL: Talk to your obgyn. Of course bleeding is heavier than a period. ...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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How do I take misoprostol for abortion? Please help

SEE OB: Should be taken only under medical guidance. ...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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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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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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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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How to stop the complication when misoprostol for abortion?

Need more info: What complication are you talking about? It is very common to have bleeding and cramping afterwards. Call your doctor or the clinic which prescribed the medication. ...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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I would like help if you know a lot about mifeprex and misoprostol?

I would like help if you know a lot about mifeprex and misoprostol?

Medical termination: Mifeprex ends an early pregnancy and misoprostol makes the uterus contract to expel the pregnancy. It works best up to 7 weeks and should not be used after 10 weeks. Other circumstances need to be reviewed with a gynecologist to determine, whether in a particular case medical termination of pregnancy is safe. ...Read more

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Can drotaverine work to reduce the pain associated with misoprostol? Plz help.

Can drotaverine work to reduce the pain associated with misoprostol? Plz help.

Maybe: That medication is not available in the us but reading online it sounds like it might work. Simply ask the doctor taking care of you. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Cytotec (Definition)

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