Pfizer | Cytotec (Medication)
Cytotec/misoprostol is used to prevent stomach ulcers while you take NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen. Cytotec is used in combination with another drug called mifepristone to end a pregnancy (abortion). This medication may also be used to assist with childbirth only at the time of delivery like in cervical ripening and induction of labor and for the treatment of severe bleeding after delivery. It reduces stomach acid and replaces protective substances in the stomach that are inhibited by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and aspirin.
Take this medicine as directed by your doctor for your condition. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not increase the dose or frequency without your doctor advice….
Cytotec: Side Effects
Most common side effects caused by Cytotec are: vomiting; flatulence; constipation; headache; or menstrual cramps, spotting, or increased or irregular menstruation. Call your doctor if any of these persist or worsen.
More serious side effects need medical care immediately and include: an allergic reaction – rash, itching, difficulty breathing, closing of the throat, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, or hives; severe dizziness, decreased amount of urine, mental or mood changes, muscle weakness, slow or irregular heartbeat….
Before using this medicine inform your doctor if you are allergic to it, to other drugs, or if you have any other allergies. Tell your doctor if you are using other medicine and if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions: stomach or intestinal disease like inflammatory bowel disease, risk factors for uterine rupture when this drug is used vaginally such as prior Cesarean delivery, uterine surgery, five or more previous pregnancies.
Because Cytotec can cause dizziness and drowsiness, do not drive and use heavy machinery until you are sure you can perform this activity safely.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine to prevent stomach ulcers because of possible harm to an unborn baby….