Misoprostol
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Misoprostol?

(mye soe PROST ole)

• This medicine is used to prevent NSAID-associated gastric ulcers in patients with a history of ulcers.

• This medicine is used to get your cervix ready for childbirth.

• This medicine is used to end your pregnancy.

• This medicine is used to start labor.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine to prevent ulcers.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Headache.

• Belly pain.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Diarrhea.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of...

 
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