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||BRAND NAME : Cytotec
CHEMICAL CONTENTS: Misoprostol
Cytotec, a synthetic prostaglandin (hormone-like substance), reduces the production of stomach acid and protects the stomach lining. People who take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be given Cytotec tablets to help prevent stomach ulcers.
The recommended oral dose of Cytotec for the prevention of NSAID-induced stomach ulcers is 200 micrograms 4 times daily with food. Take the last dose of the day at bedtime.
If you cannot tolerate this dosage, your doctor can prescribe a dose of 100 micrograms.
You should take Cytotec for the duration of NSAID therapy, as prescribed by your doctor.
Cytotec Contraindications :
Do not take Cytotec if you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to it or to another prostaglandin medication.
Do not take Cytotec if you are pregnant or might become pregnant while taking it.
Cytotec Side Effects:
Cytotec may cause abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and/or nausea, especially during the first few weeks of treatment. These symptoms may disappear as your body gets used to the drug. Taking Cytotec with food can help minimize diarrhea. If you have prolonged difficulty (more than 8 days), or if you have severe diarrhea, cramping, or nausea, call your doctor.
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect symptoms of an overdose of Cytotec, seek medical attention immediately.
Cytotec Missed dose:
Take Cytotec as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Store Cytotec at room temperature in a dry place.
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