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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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