Cytotec (Misoprostol) Dosage and Side Effects
CYTOTEC is used to prevent ulcers in people who take certain arthritis or pain medicines.
Warnings and Precautions
Before taking CYTOTEC, you should tell your doctor if you have:
•Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
•Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
•Any other intestinal problems
You should also alert your physician if you suspect you are dehydrated before taking this medicine.
This drug must be taken regularly for you to benefit. Don't stop taking CYTOTEC without first talking to your doctor.
Call your doctor if you experience severe nausea, stomach pain, or diarrhea lasting several days while on CYTOTEC.
Common Side Effects of CYTOTEC
You should tell your doctor if any of the following side effects are severe or don't go away:
•Upset stomach or stomach pain
•Constipation, diarrhea, or vomiting
•Gas or indigestion
Serious Side Effects of CYTOTEC
You should call your doctor immediately if you experience any of the side effects listed in the Warnings section or any of the following serious side effects:
•Bloody or black, tarry stools
•Any signs of infection
Interactions with this medication
You should always tell your doctor about any prescription, non-prescription, illegal, and recreational drugs; herbal remedies; and nutritional and dietary supplements you're taking, especially:
Proper Use of this medication
CYTOTEC comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It's typically taken four times a day, after meals and at bedtime with food.
You should follow the instructions on your prescription label carefully when taking this medicine. Don't take more or less of the drug than your doctor prescribes.
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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.