How often is cytotec (misoprostol) successful for induced miscarriage?

Misoprpstol. Misoprostol (cytotec) is 90% successful if used to induce miscarriage in the 10 weeks of pregnancy. About 10% who use this medication will require surgery (D&C) for retained tissue or heavy bleeding.

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They gave me misoprostol cause I had a missed miscarriage I took it 2 days ago, still in pain, is it normal?

Yes. Pain can last for a few days. I understand your emotions at this time which even makes it worse. I am so sorry for your loss. Read more...

I'm in the process of a medically managed miscarriage, I was given misoprostol yesterday. I have just had black/diarrhoea. Is that normal?

Diarrhea w/Cytotec. Misoprostol may cause mild to moderate diarrhea, stomach cramps, and/or nausea. These problems usually occur during the first few weeks of treatment, subsiding after about a week. The occurrence of diarrhea may be minimized by taking misoprostol with food. Black stool however raises the possibility of GI bleeding--any symptoms to so suggest? Read more...

Yes, if I take cytotec and have any complications to where I need to go to the hospital can I tell them I think I am having a miscarriage or will they be able to detect the drug in my system or the baby if they want to do any testing to figure out the cau

Big life decisions. Are you happy when you are lied to? Do keep that in mind if you lie to your doctor or to other people. In the US, we are a free people living in a free society, which means there is no reason to lie about pregnancy or abortion. Plan life so that unexpected pregnancies do not happen. But if they do, a couple can decide with the doctor whether or not to get rid of their baby fetus, but avoid lying. Read more...