Cytotec Generic Name & Formulations
Misoprostol 100mcg, 200mcg; tabs.
Prostaglandin E1 analogue.
Tabs 100mcg—60; 200mcg—60, 100
Prevention of NSAID-induced gastric ulcers.
Cytotec Dosage and Administration
Take with food. 200mcg 4 times daily with meals (last dose at bedtime). May reduce dose if not tolerated.
Cytotec Boxed Warnings
Abortifacient property. Do not give the drug to others.
Can cause birth defects, abortion, premature birth or uterine rupture in pregnant women. For women of childbearing potential: negative serum pregnancy test within 2 weeks before starting therapy; begin on 2nd or 3rd day of next menstrual period; maintain contraception during therapy; give oral and written warnings on risks in pregnancy. Cardiovascular disease. Inflammatory bowel disease. Dehydration. Labor & delivery. Nursing mothers.
Avoid magnesium-containing antacids (to reduce diarrhea risk). Concomitant oxytocic agents: not recommended.
Cytotec Adverse Reactions
Diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, gynecological effects (eg, spotting, cramps), abortion, premature birth, birth defects, uterine rupture.
Cytotec Clinical Trials
Cytotec Patient Counseling