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Why is this medication prescribed?

Misoprostol is used to prevent ulcers in people who take certain arthritis or pain medicines, including aspirin, that can cause ulcers. It protects the stomach lining and decreases stomach acid secretion.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Misoprostol?

Tell all of your health care providers that you take misoprostol. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.

High fever with fast heartbeat, seizures, or feeling confused or agitated have happened when misoprostol was used for bleeding after delivering a baby. If you have questions, talk with your doctor.

Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

How is this medicine (Misoprostol) best taken?

Use misoprostol as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

Take misoprostol with meals and at bedtime or as you have been told by your doctor.

Do not take antacids that have magnesium with misoprostol.

Misoprostol Dosage

Misoprostol 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.

Side effects of Misoprostol ?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Loose stools (diarrhea).
  • Belly pain.
  • Stomach cramps.
  • Upset stomach.

Misoprostol Interactions

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:

  • Antacids
  • Aspirin
  • Arthritis medications
  • Vitamins

What special precautions should I follow?

  • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to misoprostol or any other drugs.
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially antacids, aspirin, arthritis medications, and vitamins.
  • tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding