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Took two doses of misoprostol vaginally once every 24 hours for two days. Only had mild cramps and very light spotting. How long does it take to work?

Took two doses of misoprostol vaginally  once every 24 hours for two days. Only had mild cramps and very light spotting. How long does it take to work?

By now: Usually there is a response by now (i.e. Cramping and bleeding). This is not the typical dosing regiment - you need to talk to your doctor and make sure they check a pregnancy test and an ultrasound. ...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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Took 5 cytotec (misoprostol) tablets orally and 3 cytotec (misoprostol) tablets vaginally. When i took it after 3 minutes my body was allergic to it and i didn't bleed, why?

Took 5 cytotec (misoprostol) tablets orally and 3 cytotec (misoprostol) tablets vaginally. When i took it after 3 minutes my body was allergic to it and i didn't bleed, why?

It is too soon: There isn't enough information to answer you question . Allergic reactions are dramatic like shortness of breath, hives rash. Cytotec (misoprostol) may take hours or more than one dose to have ant effect. Talk to the prescriber and let that person evaluate you response . If you are short of breath seek emergency help. Not all attempts at Cytotec (misoprostol) abortion are successful. Talk to your prescriber again. ...Read more

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24 yr 8 wks pregnancy took 200mcg 4tab misoprostol vaginally.bleeding occurs.stoped after 12 hrs.2 and 3 dose need to take r no need?

24 yr 8 wks pregnancy took 200mcg 4tab misoprostol vaginally.bleeding occurs.stoped after 12 hrs.2 and 3 dose need to take r no need?

Termination : based on the medication that you have mentioned it appears that you may be undergoing a medical abortion. These medications should be taken exactly as directed by your doctor. It would not be appropriate for us to direct you to take the medicine in a different way than your doctor prescribed ...Read more

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What should I do next? Its been 48hrs since i took cytotec (misoprostol) 2 orally and vaginally. And i just expelled a small clot last night. I still have cramps.

What should I do next? Its been 48hrs since i took cytotec (misoprostol) 2 orally and vaginally. And i just expelled a small clot last night. I still have cramps.

More information: Are you taking Cytotec (misoprostol) because a doctor prescribed it for a miscarriage that you had to help empty the uterus? This would be only indication for Cytotec (misoprostol) alone to be used. It sounds like if you are still having cramping and you only bled a small amount, that there may still be products of conception in the uterus. You may want to see doctor for repeat us to make sure that uterus is empty. ...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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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

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Is by mouth misoprotsol (Cytotec) the same pill that can be taken vaginally? Or are there different makes of it?

Is by mouth misoprotsol (Cytotec) the same pill that can be taken vaginally? Or are there different makes of it?

Same pill: Hi. Strange as that may seem, the pill works fine in the vagina. There are different makes, name brand Cytotec, and generic misoprostol. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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