This medication can be used to avoid stomach ulcers while you take NSAIDs (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen), especially if you are at risk for developing ulcers or have a history of ulcers. Misoprostol helps to diminish your danger of severe ulcer complications such as bleeding. This medicine protects your stomach lining by lowering the amount of acid that comes in contact along with it.
This medication normally used in combination with another drug (mifepristone) to get rid of a pregnancy (abortion).
OTHER USES: This part contains uses with this medication being not listed in the approved labeling that is professional the drug but that may be prescribed by your medical care professional. Utilize this drug for a condition which is listed in this area as long as it happens to be so prescribed by the medical care professional.
This medicine may be used in also the hospital to help with childbirth only at the time of distribution (e.g., cervical ripening, induction of labor) as well as for the treatment of heavy bleeding after delivery. Discuss the risks and benefits together with your doctor. Whenever misoprostol is used vaginally for these purposes, it functions evoking the womb muscles to contract.
This medicine comes with someone information leaflet. Read it carefully. In the event that you have any relevant questions regarding this drug, ask your physician, nursing assistant, or pharmacist.
Dosage is according to your condition that is medical and to therapy.
By mouth usually four times a day, after meals and at bedtime to minimize diarrhea, or as directed by your doctor if you are taking this drug to prevent stomach ulcers, take it.
By mouth exactly as directed by your doctor if you are taking this medication for abortion, take it.
Into your vagina if you are using this medication to start labor, your healthcare professional will insert it.
Avoid taking antacids containing magnesium while using the misoprostol it causes worse because they may make the diarrhea. You choose a product if you need an antacid, consult your doctor or pharmacist to help.
For ulcer prevention, continue to take this drug for as long as you take NSAIDs. Make use of this medicine frequently to be able to get the benefit that is most from it. Remember to use it at the same times each day.
Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Stomach or nausea cramps may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your pharmacist or doctor promptly.
Keep in mind your physician has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Diarrhea is common with misoprostol and usually occurs about two months after you start taking it, and lasts for about a week. Be sure to keep your intake up of fluids and minerals/electrolytes to avoid dehydration. Persistent diarrhea may sometimes lead to a large loss of your body's water and minerals. Inform your doctor right away if you develop any of these serious signs of dehydration and mineral imbalance: serious dizziness, decreased amount of urine, mental/mood changes, muscle weakness, slow/irregular heartbeat.
Inform your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious unwanted effects occur: menstrual problems or irregularities, unusual/heavy vaginal bleeding.
A very severe reaction that is allergic this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious reaction that is allergic include: rash, itching/swelling (especially associated with the face/tongue/throat), serious dizziness, difficulty breathing.
This is maybe not a list that is complete of side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report effects that are side FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side-effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking misoprostol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for lots more details.
Before making use of this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical background, especially of: stomach/intestinal infection (e.g., inflammatory bowel condition), risk factors for uterine rupture when this drug is used vaginally (e.g., prior Cesarean delivery, uterine surgery, five or more previous pregnancies).
Day-to-day use of alcohol and tobacco may increase your risk for stomach bleeding. Limit alcohol beverages and stop smoking. Consult your pharmacist or doctor for lots more information.
An incomplete abortion may rarely occur if you are taking this medication in combination with mifepristone to end a pregnancy. It is very important for you to be closely monitored by your doctor and to keep your scheduled appointments to follow your progress. Be sure to have instructions that are clear your doctor about who to call and what direction to go in the event of an emergency. Expect vaginal bleeding if you develop any unlikely symptoms such as severe/prolonged vaginal bleeding, signs of infection (e.g., fever, chills), or fainting after you take the combined medicine, however tell your doctor right away.
This medication must not be utilized during pregnancy to prevent belly ulcers because of possible harm to an unborn baby (see also Warnings). If you are of childbearing age, use effective birth control methods while taking misoprostol and for at least one month or one completed menstrual cycle after you stop taking it. You may be pregnant, inform your doctor right away if you become pregnant or think.
This medication passes into breast milk. However, this medication is not likely to damage a nursing infant. Consult your medical professional before breast-feeding.
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