Cytotec, generic Misoprostol is used in conjunction with Mifepristone as an alternative to surgical abortion. Cytotec increases the frequency of uterine contraction by selectively binding with EP-2/EP-3 prostanoid receptors. Cytotec helps in the onset of labor. It is a synthetic analog of prostaglandin E1. It can also be used in combination of Methotrexate for inducing labor in pregnant ladies with unfavorable cervices.
Conditions for which Cytotec is recommended: Cytotec is used for effective termination of pregnancy. Cytotec can be used with Mifepristone for abortion. With Cytotec, you will have a successful abortion.
Drug information of Cytotec: a) Dose recommendation: Use a Cytotec total of 12 tablets, each tablet of 200 mcg, but take four tablets three times in an interval of four to five hours. Take it by oral route with sufficient quantity of water. It is required to go for physical examination after abortion with Cytotec.
b) Missed dose: Do not skip the dose, if skipped take it as you remember or consult your doctor.
c) Overdose: Do not double up the dose. If you find symptoms like seizures, dizziness, drowsiness, and irregular heartbeats then go to visit a doctor.
Warnings and precautions while taking Cytotec:
- If you are allergic to any of the ingredient of Cytotec quit its usage.
- Convey your doctor if you are more than 35 years old.
- Limit the intake of alcohol.
- Do not take if you are prone to cardiac attacks.
- Convey your doctor if you are taking any other herbal or prescription or non-prescription medicines.
- Remove your IUD's before taking Cytotec.
Some serious side effects of Cytotec: Some side effects which gets increased with the intake of Cytotec are as Menstrual problems such as vaginal bleeding or abdominal pain, allergic reactions, severe dizziness, decreased amount of urine, trouble breathing, diarrhea can occur after two weeks of Misoprostol intake, muscle weakness, mood changes and swelling of face/throat.
Drug-Drug interaction: Various possible drug interactions which can be observed with Cytotec are as mentioned below: