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One week pregnant and I took cytotec (misoprostol) pills what do I expect?

One week pregnant and I took cytotec (misoprostol) pills what do I expect?

Cytotec (misoprostol): I assume you received that from your doctor to induce a medical termination of pregnancy. If not, I would recommend consulting with your ob/gyn. Depending on however you took you may experience abdominal cramping, vaginal bleeding, and sometimes diarrhea. ...Read more

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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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I took cytotec (misoprostol) for abortion 2 times (repeated the dose)and didn't get any bleeding what to do, knowing that I leave in uae and it's not allowed?

I took cytotec (misoprostol) for abortion 2 times (repeated the dose)and didn't get any bleeding what to do, knowing that I leave in uae and it's not allowed?

More information: More information is needed to answer this question, such as how far along are you? Cytotec (misoprostol) by itself, as you likely know, isn't recommended for an abortion, though women around the world do use it for such. Best is to take mifepristone, followed by 600 cytotec (misoprostol). Here's a good website that provides information: http://www. Iwhc. Org/index. Php? Option=com_content;task=view;id=3747;itemid=614. ...Read more

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What does it mean by uterine rupture when you took cytotec (misoprostol)?

What does it mean by uterine rupture when you took cytotec (misoprostol)?

May be causative.: Misoprostol (cytotec) has been linked to uterine rupture when used to induce labor in women with prior uterine scars (e.G prior cesarean section or myomectomy), and acog recommends avoiding it in such cases. ...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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Doc I'm 8weeks preggy when I took cytotec (misoprostol) then I'm bleed that last within 5days then I took pt it was negative but I'm still worried if it is success?

Doc I'm 8weeks preggy when I took cytotec (misoprostol) then I'm bleed that last within 5days then I took pt it was negative but I'm still worried if it is success?

Tests are accurate: Pregnancy tests are very accurate. If worried, one can retest in 7 days, with a home urine pregnancy test. Tests are sold in stores everywhere and are cheap to buy. If there was nothing wrong with the baby fetus, one should be sure to use a reliable form of contraception all of the time, in order to avoid a similar situation in the future. ...Read more

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I took cytotec (misoprostol) to terminate an unwanted pregnancy and I have been bleeding a month?

I took cytotec (misoprostol) to terminate an unwanted pregnancy and I have been bleeding a month?

Get checked: You need to be evaluated to make sure the pregancy is gone. You need to have a preganancy test and be evaluated. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I took cytotec (misoprostol) to terminate an unwanted pregnancy and now I have been bleeding a month now why?

I took cytotec (misoprostol) to terminate an unwanted pregnancy and now I have been bleeding a month now why?

Bleeding after cytot: If it has been a month since you took the medication, you could have not expelled the tissue completely. You need an ultrasound to determine if any tissue remains. ...Read more

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I took cytotec (misoprostol) 3 days ago but I have no cramps bleeding. Does it affect the embryo?

I took cytotec (misoprostol) 3 days ago but I have no cramps bleeding. Does it affect the embryo?

It can: Though the issue is that it can cause you to miscarry. Do not take any more of it, but if you have not miscarried by now, you may be ok, but if you do start bleeding or cramping, be seen immediately. ...Read more

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Got positive hpt today. 9 weeks ago took cytotec (misoprostol) for mmc. 4 weeks ago u/s showed all clear. Chances of being pregnant again or just left over hcg?

Positive pregnancy: After a termination of pregnancy or a miscarriage, a positive pregnancy test can be seen up to 30 days after the event. A quantitative HCG level can show if the levels are decreasing or increasing. If not pregnant, must make sure the HCG levels drop to zero. See your obgyn for follow up. ...Read more

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I took cytotec (misoprostol) and bleeding occurred for four days, had intercourse on fifth day and ejacualte inside. I took ECP's, still bleeding heavily. Pregnant?

I took cytotec (misoprostol) and bleeding occurred for four days, had intercourse on fifth day and ejacualte inside. I took ECP's, still bleeding heavily. Pregnant?

Get examined: If you took cytotec (misoprostol), (misoprostol) it's likely that you were trying to induce a miscarriage. The only way to determine whether or not it worked though is to see a doctor for an ultrasound or a blood test to determine your pregnancy hormone levels. The big concern here is that you may have a pregnancy remaining in the uterus that can be causing bleeding. You cannot get pregnant that soon after using cytotec (misoprostol). ...Read more

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@ 4wks pregnancy took cytotec (misoprostol) & had brown discharge @ 6wks pregnancy test was positive now @ 7 weeks had sex & had blood & brown discharge, wts wrong?

@ 4wks pregnancy took cytotec (misoprostol) & had brown discharge @ 6wks pregnancy test was positive now @ 7 weeks had sex & had blood & brown discharge, wts wrong?

Cytotec (misoprostol): Use of the drug Cytotec (misoprostol) in pregnancy has been associated with some significant side effects, including effects on a pregnancy. It is unlikely the sex had anything to do with your symptoms, but I would consult your obstetrician about the bleeding. If you took Cytotec (misoprostol) to terminate the pregnancy, knowingly, it may have worked. ...Read more

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I am 7 weeks pregnant and took cytotec (misoprostol) 3 days ago but I have no cramps bleeding. Will it affect the embryo?

I am 7 weeks pregnant and took cytotec (misoprostol) 3 days ago but I have no cramps bleeding. Will it affect the embryo?

It can: Though the issue is that it can cause you to miscarry. Do not take any more of it, but if you have not miscarried by now, you may be ok, but if you do start bleeding or cramping, be seen immediately. ...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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Hi dr 1 month ago took 12 cytotec (misoprostol) pills, 4 pills every 3h orally to do abortion. But now I have pink discharge without any smell what I have to do?

Hi dr 1 month ago took 12 cytotec (misoprostol) pills, 4 pills every 3h orally to do abortion. But now I have pink discharge without any smell what I have to do?

See your doctor: These pills are 90% effective in inducing abortion. That leaves 10% possibility of still being pregnant. If you did not have bleeding and cramping within a few hours of taking the medicine, you may still be pregnant. You need to see your physician asap for an examination, pregnancy test, and possibly sonogram. ...Read more

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6 weeks pregnant, took 200mcg cytotec (misoprostol) & bled with clots, 24 hrs later took anther 200mcg & bled with a clot. Did the pregnancy termination work?

See a doctor: There is no way for anyone to know that other than you and your doctor. Please schedule a follow up appointment to confirm that the treatment is complete. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex from dec 2 till dec 5 then dec 7 to dec 8, period due date was 22nd dec last period started 22 nov took 4 cytotec (misoprostol) am I pregnant?

Unprotected sex from dec 2 till dec 5 then dec 7 to dec 8, period due date was 22nd dec last period started 22 nov took 4 cytotec (misoprostol) am I pregnant?

Impossible to answer: I am sorry, but asking this question repeatedly, will still lead to the same answers. We cannot guess for you. If you are not having bleeding, then please get a pregnancy test. I think, given your story of attempted abortion, that you need without any arguments a visit with a gynecologist as well. ...Read more

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I took 600mg of cytotec (misoprostol) for missed abortion. How long should it take for products of conception to pass?

6 hours: Outside the hospital, for a missed abortion not greater than 8 weeks of pregnancy 600 micrograms of cytotec (misoprostol) swallowed by mouth should accomplish products of conception to pass within 3 - 6 hrs. If that fails a repeat dose may be considered. ...Read more

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6 weeks pregnant, took 200mcg of cytotec (misoprostol) 3 times in 24 hr intervals. First 2 dys hd blood & clots the 3rd time jus hd cramps. Did the termination work?

6 weeks pregnant, took 200mcg of cytotec (misoprostol) 3 times in 24 hr intervals. First 2 dys hd blood & clots the 3rd time jus hd cramps. Did the termination work?

Possibly: We routinely do an ultrasound after the Cytotec (misoprostol) to assure complete removal of the sac. If not, then either another round of Cytotec (misoprostol) or a d&c. Good luck! ...Read more

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My friend has took an abortion pills cytotec (misoprostol) but bleeding didn't occur before 24 hours but she don't feel any pain or cramping now. Any advise?

My friend has took an abortion pills cytotec (misoprostol) but bleeding didn't occur before 24 hours but she don't feel any pain or cramping now. Any advise?

Needs a doctor: She needs an exam from a obgyn doctor. It depends on how far along her pregnancy is/was -- obgyn can advise her once all history is shared & physical findings are known. ...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 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?

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?

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?

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?

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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