Always consult a medical doctor or patient care specialist before using misoprostol tablets.
Indications and Usage
Misoprostol is indicated in the prevention of stomach/peptic ulcers in people who need to take NSAIDs (diclofenac et.al).
It is also used in treating peptic ulcers. Misoprostol can be used in combination with mifepristone to end a pregnancy (abortion).
Do not take misoprostol if:
- You suspect or were diagnosed with stomach cancer;
- You want to drive or do other hazardous activities;
- You are pregnant or intending to get pregnant;
- You are breastfeeding;
- You are below 18 years old;
- You are allergic to its active ingredients
Administration and Dosage
Use of misoprostol tablets during pregnancy or breastfeeding is harmful. Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking misoprostol. Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed the advisable dosage. The usual dose for adults is 200mcg taken three times daily with meals. Reduce to 100mcg three times daily if the patient can’t tolerate the initial dosage. Misoprostol is not for use in children below 18years of age.
Possible interactions with misoprostol tablets include some herbal products, vitamin supplements, and other unknown medications. Misoprostol tablets should not be taken with alcohol. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with misoprostol tablets.
Misoprostol is contraindicated if:
- You have stomach cancer;
- You are below 18 years;
- You are pregnant;
- You are not licensed to use this drug for other purposes like abortion
Taking more medicines may cause poisoning and serious side effects. Please call the emergency department if you suspect misoprostol tablets overdose.
No adverse reactions have been reported.
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