Misoprost is supplied in the form of tablets, which contains Misoprostol 200 mcg, a synthetic prostaglandin E1 analog as the active component. The medicine is primarily used to treat stomach ulcers. The medicine may also be used to treat other purposes not mentioned in the document.
What is Misoprost used for?
Misoprost is useful in preventing gastric mucosal injury from non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including aspirin, in high-risk patients. It is used along with mifepristone for termination of pregnancy. Other unlabeled use may include treatment of duodenal ulcers and cervical ripening and labor induction.
How does Misoprost work?
Misoprost has the active component Misoprostol, which acts as a prostaglandin analogue and works by decreasing gastric acid secretion and increasing the production of protective mucus. It causes uterine contractions. In this way it prevents gastric ulceration from NSAIDs. Along with mifepristone terminates pregnancy of less than 49 days.
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What does Misoprost contain?
Misoprost is a medication that contains the active ingredient Misoprostol 200 mcg. Each tablets delievers 200 mcg of the Misoprostol beneficial component.
What are the side effects of Misoprost?
- Genitouterine issues: menstrual disorders, miscarriage
- Gastroinetstinal disorders: abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, nausea, diarrhea, flatulence
- Central nervous system: headache
What medications interact with Misoprost?
Patients are instructed to inform their physician about all the products that you are using including herbal remedies, dietary supplements, prescription or non prescription drugs to avoid any drug interaction. Some of the drugs that can interact with Misoprost are stated below:
- Arthritis medications
When should Misoprost not be used?
The medicine should not be used in the following conditions:
- Hypersensitivity to prostaglandins
- NSAID-induced gastric injury due to potential for fetal harm
- Lactation as it may cause severe diarrhea in the nursing infant
It should be used with caution in patients with child bearing potential. Pregnancy status should be determined before initiating treatment with Misoprost. The safety and efficacy has not been established in pediatric patients.
How should Misoprost be used?
For adults as an antiulcer agent, the medicine should be administered in 200 mcg doses four times daily before or after consuming food preferably at bedtime, or 400 mcg twice a day, with the last dose at bed time. In cas of intolerance, your physician may decrease your dose to 100 mcg four times a day. For termination of pregnancy, 400 mcg should be administered two days after mifepristone if abortion has not occurred.
How long should you use Misoprost?
Take Misoprost tablets as long as it is recommended to you. Do not use it more than the recommended period.
Missed dose of Misoprost?
If you miss a dose of Misoprost 20 mcg, take it as soon as you remember. Don't take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is near. Taking multiple doses near to each other can lead to excess medication in your body which can be harmful and forced you to rush to the nearest emergency care immediately.
How should Misoprost be stored?
Keep the tablets in its original package. Ensure that your children and pets don't have access to the medication. Keep the medicine away from heat and flame. Store it at controlled room temperature.