Misoprostol is used in medical abortion, labor induction and post-delivery bleeding.
How it Works
Misoprostol increases contractions of the uterus to cause abortion or to help labour induction. It can also prevent post-delivery bleeding due to poor contraction of the uterus by helping to increase the muscle contraction in the uterus to stop bleeding.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Misoprostol may suffer from such side effects; Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Uterine bleeding, Infection following abortion, Uterine cramps
Misoprostol is a very helpful drug, used to treat the major and minor issue of ulcer problem that is formed in the intestines and stomach. This drug is mainly taken by people who are already taking medicines to treat problems such as arthritis. The chance of getting ulcers in these people increases to a higher extent.
People, who are using non steroidal drugs to cure the arthritis problem, mainly suffer from stomach ulcers. This drug helps in maintaining the inner lining that is present in the stomach and intestines. The formation or maintenance of this thin line will help to get rid of the formation of ulcers. The secretion of acid in the stomach can also be controlled by the use of this drug. Excessive formation of acid is avoided and hence the case of heartburn and ulcers are also avoided to a greater extent.
Dosage and administration
It is available in 100mcg and 200mcg form. It should not be chewed and should be taken directly as per the prescription. The higher dose of this drug can be referred as per the health condition. It should not be consumed more than four times during a day. It must be used after taking the meals. Don’t take it with an empty stomach. A regular intake of the medicine will revert back with satisfied results. The formation of stomach ulcers will be reduced. Pregnant women must be careful while using it. Women undergoing menstrual cycle must use this drug during fourth day of their period.
Misoprostol is advised to be taken only with proper prescription from the reputed physician. Pregnant women should always avoid using this drug as it can create serious complications. There is a chance of giving birth to baby with birth defects.
Any sort of complications, whether minor or major should be immediately taken into account and must be informed to the doctor.
All types of drugs are associated with minor to major side effects. Intake of this drug may or may not pose any side effects to the patient. A few people have experienced side effects such as stomach pain, constipation and headache issue. Formation of more gas in the stomach can also be experienced. The case of indigestion can also come into picture. If blood comes during vomiting or passing stools, it should be immediately brought to the consideration of the physician.