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Cytotec Drug Description
Cytotec®
(misoprostol) Tablets

WARNINGS
CYTOTEC (MISOPROSTOL) ADMINISTRATION TO WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT CAN CAUSE
ABORTION, PREMATURE BIRTH, OR BIRTH DEFECTS. UTERINE RUPTURE HAS BEEN REPORTED
WHEN CYTOTEC WAS ADMINISTERED IN PREGNANT WOMEN TO INDUCE LABOR OR TO INDUCE
ABORTION BEYOND THE EIGHTH WEEK OF PREGNANCY (see also PRECAUTIONS
and Labor And Delivery) CYTOTEC SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN BY PREGNANT WOMEN
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ULCERS INDUCED BY NONSTEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS
(NSAIDs) (see CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS,
and PRECAUTIONS)
PATIENTS MUST BE ADVISED OF THE ABORTIFACIENT PROPERTY AND WARNED NOT TO GIVE
THE DRUG TO OTHERS.
Cytotec should not be used for reducing the risk of NSAID-induced ulcers in women of childbearing potential unless the patient is at high risk of complications from gastric ulcers associated with use of the NSAID, or is at high risk of developing gastric ulceration. In such patients, Cytotec may be prescribed if the patient

has had a negative serum pregnancy test within 2 weeks prior to beginning
therapy.
is capable of complying with effective contraceptive measures.
has received both oral and written warnings of the hazards of misoprostol,
the risk of possible contraception failure, and the danger to other women
of childbearing potential should the drug be taken by mistake.
will begin Cytotec only on the second or third day of the next normal menstrual
period.


DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of misoprostol (Cytotec)?

Stop taking misoprostol and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
Misoprostol may cause mild to moderate diarrhea, stomach cramps, and/or nausea. These problems usually occur during the first few weeks of treatment and stop after about a week. The occurrence of diarrhea may be minimized by taking misoprostol with food. Contact your doctor if these symptoms persist for longer than 8...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Cytotec »




Cytotec oral tablets contain either 100 mcg or 200 mcg of misoprostol, a synthetic
prostaglandin E1 analog.
Misoprostol contains approximately equal amounts of the two diastereomers presented
below with their enantiomers indicated by (±):








Misoprostol is a water-soluble, viscous liquid.
Inactive ingredients of tablets are hydrogenated castor oil, hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium starch glycolate.Last reviewed on RxList: 10/15/2009




Cytotec Drug Description
Cytotec®
(misoprostol) Tablets

WARNINGS
CYTOTEC (MISOPROSTOL) ADMINISTRATION TO WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT CAN CAUSE
ABORTION, PREMATURE BIRTH, OR BIRTH DEFECTS. UTERINE RUPTURE HAS BEEN REPORTED
WHEN CYTOTEC WAS ADMINISTERED IN PREGNANT WOMEN TO INDUCE LABOR OR TO INDUCE
ABORTION BEYOND THE EIGHTH WEEK OF PREGNANCY (see also PRECAUTIONS
and Labor And Delivery) CYTOTEC SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN BY PREGNANT WOMEN
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ULCERS INDUCED BY NONSTEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS
(NSAIDs) (see CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS,
and PRECAUTIONS)
PATIENTS MUST BE ADVISED OF THE ABORTIFACIENT PROPERTY AND WARNED NOT TO GIVE
THE DRUG TO OTHERS.
Cytotec should not be used for reducing the risk of NSAID-induced ulcers in women of childbearing potential unless the patient is at high risk of complications from gastric ulcers associated with use of the NSAID, or is at high risk of developing gastric ulceration. In such patients, Cytotec may be prescribed if the patient

has had a negative serum pregnancy test within 2 weeks prior to beginning
therapy.
is capable of complying with effective contraceptive measures.
has received both oral and written warnings of the hazards of misoprostol,
the risk of possible contraception failure, and the danger to other women
of childbearing potential should the drug be taken by mistake.
will begin Cytotec only on the second or third day of the next normal menstrual
period.


DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of misoprostol (Cytotec)?

Stop taking misoprostol and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
Misoprostol may cause mild to moderate diarrhea, stomach cramps, and/or nausea. These problems usually occur during the first few weeks of treatment and stop after about a week. The occurrence of diarrhea may be minimized by taking misoprostol with food. Contact your doctor if these symptoms persist for longer than 8...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Cytotec »




Cytotec oral tablets contain either 100 mcg or 200 mcg of misoprostol, a synthetic
prostaglandin E1 analog.
Misoprostol contains approximately equal amounts of the two diastereomers presented
below with their enantiomers indicated by (±):








Misoprostol is a water-soluble, viscous liquid.
Inactive ingredients of tablets are hydrogenated castor oil, hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium starch glycolate.Last reviewed on RxList: 10/15/2009




Cytotec Drug Description
Cytotec®
(misoprostol) Tablets

WARNINGS
CYTOTEC (MISOPROSTOL) ADMINISTRATION TO WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT CAN CAUSE
ABORTION, PREMATURE BIRTH, OR BIRTH DEFECTS. UTERINE RUPTURE HAS BEEN REPORTED
WHEN CYTOTEC WAS ADMINISTERED IN PREGNANT WOMEN TO INDUCE LABOR OR TO INDUCE
ABORTION BEYOND THE EIGHTH WEEK OF PREGNANCY (see also PRECAUTIONS
and Labor And Delivery) CYTOTEC SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN BY PREGNANT WOMEN
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ULCERS INDUCED BY NONSTEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS
(NSAIDs) (see CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS,
and PRECAUTIONS)
PATIENTS MUST BE ADVISED OF THE ABORTIFACIENT PROPERTY AND WARNED NOT TO GIVE
THE DRUG TO OTHERS.
Cytotec should not be used for reducing the risk of NSAID-induced ulcers in women of childbearing potential unless the patient is at high risk of complications from gastric ulcers associated with use of the NSAID, or is at high risk of developing gastric ulceration. In such patients, Cytotec may be prescribed if the patient

has had a negative serum pregnancy test within 2 weeks prior to beginning
therapy.
is capable of complying with effective contraceptive measures.
has received both oral and written warnings of the hazards of misoprostol,
the risk of possible contraception failure, and the danger to other women
of childbearing potential should the drug be taken by mistake.
will begin Cytotec only on the second or third day of the next normal menstrual
period.


DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of misoprostol (Cytotec)?

Stop taking misoprostol and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
Misoprostol may cause mild to moderate diarrhea, stomach cramps, and/or nausea. These problems usually occur during the first few weeks of treatment and stop after about a week. The occurrence of diarrhea may be minimized by taking misoprostol with food. Contact your doctor if these symptoms persist for longer than 8...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Cytotec »




Cytotec oral tablets contain either 100 mcg or 200 mcg of misoprostol, a synthetic
prostaglandin E1 analog.
Misoprostol contains approximately equal amounts of the two diastereomers presented
below with their enantiomers indicated by (±):








Misoprostol is a water-soluble, viscous liquid.
Inactive ingredients of tablets are hydrogenated castor oil, hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium starch glycolate.Last reviewed on RxList: 10/15/2009




Cytotec Drug Description
Cytotec®
(misoprostol) Tablets

WARNINGS
CYTOTEC (MISOPROSTOL) ADMINISTRATION TO WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT CAN CAUSE
ABORTION, PREMATURE BIRTH, OR BIRTH DEFECTS. UTERINE RUPTURE HAS BEEN REPORTED
WHEN CYTOTEC WAS ADMINISTERED IN PREGNANT WOMEN TO INDUCE LABOR OR TO INDUCE
ABORTION BEYOND THE EIGHTH WEEK OF PREGNANCY (see also PRECAUTIONS
and Labor And Delivery) CYTOTEC SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN BY PREGNANT WOMEN
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ULCERS INDUCED BY NONSTEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS
(NSAIDs) (see CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS,
and PRECAUTIONS)
PATIENTS MUST BE ADVISED OF THE ABORTIFACIENT PROPERTY AND WARNED NOT TO GIVE
THE DRUG TO OTHERS.
Cytotec should not be used for reducing the risk of NSAID-induced ulcers in women of childbearing potential unless the patient is at high risk of complications from gastric ulcers associated with use of the NSAID, or is at high risk of developing gastric ulceration. In such patients, Cytotec may be prescribed if the patient

has had a negative serum pregnancy test within 2 weeks prior to beginning
therapy.
is capable of complying with effective contraceptive measures.
has received both oral and written warnings of the hazards of misoprostol,
the risk of possible contraception failure, and the danger to other women
of childbearing potential should the drug be taken by mistake.
will begin Cytotec only on the second or third day of the next normal menstrual
period.


DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of misoprostol (Cytotec)?

Stop taking misoprostol and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
Misoprostol may cause mild to moderate diarrhea, stomach cramps, and/or nausea. These problems usually occur during the first few weeks of treatment and stop after about a week. The occurrence of diarrhea may be minimized by taking misoprostol with food. Contact your doctor if these symptoms persist for longer than 8...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Cytotec »




Cytotec oral tablets contain either 100 mcg or 200 mcg of misoprostol, a synthetic
prostaglandin E1 analog.
Misoprostol contains approximately equal amounts of the two diastereomers presented
below with their enantiomers indicated by (±):








Misoprostol is a water-soluble, viscous liquid.
Inactive ingredients of tablets are hydrogenated castor oil, hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium starch glycolate.Last reviewed on RxList: 10/15/2009




Cytotec Drug Description
Cytotec®
(misoprostol) Tablets

WARNINGS
CYTOTEC (MISOPROSTOL) ADMINISTRATION TO WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT CAN CAUSE
ABORTION, PREMATURE BIRTH, OR BIRTH DEFECTS. UTERINE RUPTURE HAS BEEN REPORTED
WHEN CYTOTEC WAS ADMINISTERED IN PREGNANT WOMEN TO INDUCE LABOR OR TO INDUCE
ABORTION BEYOND THE EIGHTH WEEK OF PREGNANCY (see also PRECAUTIONS
and Labor And Delivery) CYTOTEC SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN BY PREGNANT WOMEN
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ULCERS INDUCED BY NONSTEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS
(NSAIDs) (see CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS,
and PRECAUTIONS)
PATIENTS MUST BE ADVISED OF THE ABORTIFACIENT PROPERTY AND WARNED NOT TO GIVE
THE DRUG TO OTHERS.
Cytotec should not be used for reducing the risk of NSAID-induced ulcers in women of childbearing potential unless the patient is at high risk of complications from gastric ulcers associated with use of the NSAID, or is at high risk of developing gastric ulceration. In such patients, Cytotec may be prescribed if the patient

has had a negative serum pregnancy test within 2 weeks prior to beginning
therapy.
is capable of complying with effective contraceptive measures.
has received both oral and written warnings of the hazards of misoprostol,
the risk of possible contraception failure, and the danger to other women
of childbearing potential should the drug be taken by mistake.
will begin Cytotec only on the second or third day of the next normal menstrual
period.


DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of misoprostol (Cytotec)?

Stop taking misoprostol and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
Misoprostol may cause mild to moderate diarrhea, stomach cramps, and/or nausea. These problems usually occur during the first few weeks of treatment and stop after about a week. The occurrence of diarrhea may be minimized by taking misoprostol with food. Contact your doctor if these symptoms persist for longer than 8...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Cytotec »




Cytotec oral tablets contain either 100 mcg or 200 mcg of misoprostol, a synthetic
prostaglandin E1 analog.
Misoprostol contains approximately equal amounts of the two diastereomers presented
below with their enantiomers indicated by (±):








Misoprostol is a water-soluble, viscous liquid.
Inactive ingredients of tablets are hydrogenated castor oil, hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium starch glycolate.Last reviewed on RxList: 10/15/2009





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