What is Misoprostol?

Misoprostol is a medication used to start labor, induce abortions, prevent and treat stomach ulcers, and treat postpartum bleeding due to insufficient contraction of the uterus. or methotrexate.

Common side effects include diarrhea and abdominal pain. It is pregnancy category X meaning that it is known to result in negative fetal outcomes if taken during pregnancy. Uterine rupture may occur.

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most important medications needed in a basic health system. Misoprostol was invented and marketed by G.D. Searle & Company (now Pfizer) under the trade name Cytotec, but other trade names and generic formulations are available.

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What happens if 25 mcg of misoprostol is taken by mouth every 8 hours for three doses? What happens if 25 mcg of misoprostol is taken by mouth...

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Please dont take hormones without medical supervision.Misoprostol can cause bleeding and if taken at the wrong time without medical advice,then...

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I have 10 weeks pregnency by LMP and ultrasound shows 6 weeks 4 days. I did 2 ultrasound with difference of 10 days. But there is no growth in...

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Misoprostol is best effective if it is used 48 hours after taking mifepristone. Hope you have taken the total dose prescribed by your...

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