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Took cytotec during early pregnancy. Will it affect the baby?

hi i am now 11 weeks pregnant and i had seen my obgyn and ultrasound of my baby and it is fine but i had something bothering in my mind because i took 8 cytotec im my 2nd month of pregnancy 2 had orally taken and 6 are inserted to my vagina ..even i had seen my ultrasound its still in my mind if there would be something wrong might happen to my baby..
Asked On : Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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Dec 2014
Dear lizberena2k8
thanks for your question
Cytotec or misoprostol is a drug that is used to induce abortion in early stages of pregnancy, it basically increases uterine tone and cause termination of pregnancy. You have taken 2 oral tabs and 6 by vaginal route, but it failed to induce abortion and now you are in 11th wk. Misoprostol is a teratogenic drug and there is some probablity of birth defect in form of small head, mental retardation, spinal cord abnormalities, cardiac defects etc. But as USG is normal so luckily we can hope that there is no major defect. Still a minor risk is there but we should hope for best. If you are still not satisfied then once again consult your gynae doctor.
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