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What exactly is the drug misoprostol (cytotec) prescribed for?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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