|Treat gastro-instestinal ulcers
Misoprost (Misoprostol) is a prostaglandin analogue used to treat gastro-instestinal ulcers. Gastro-instestinal ulcers can often occur in people taking NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs). Misoprost (Misoprostol) must not be taken by pregnant women as it can cause abortion, premature birth, birth defects or uterine rupture.
Misoprost (Misoprostol) is used to reduce the risk of NSAID-induced gastric ulcers, particularly in cases where the patient is at risk of complications. Misoprost (Misoprostol) should be taken for the duration of NSAID treatment.
Dosage and administration
The recommended dose of Misoprost (Misoprostol) to reduce risk of gastro-intestinal ulcers caused by NSAIDs is 200mcg four times daily. If this is not well-tolerated the dosage can be reduced to 100mcg four times daily.
- cramps in lower abdomen area
- acid stomach
Misoprost (Misoprostol) taken by pregnant women can cause serious problems. It can cause abortion, premature birth or birth defects. If used to induce labour or to induce abortion past the 8th week of pregnancy it can cause uterine rupture. Misoprost (Misoprostol) should not be used to treat ulcers caused by NSAIDs in pregnant women. Misoprost (Misoprostol) should also not be taken in women of child-bearing age to treat ulcers unless specifically advised by your physician.