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Misoprost 200 MCG Tablet

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Misoprostol
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: April 08, 2019

Misoprost 200 MCG Tablet is used for preventing stomach ulcers while you are under the medication of certain NSAID drugs; especially if you are at a greater risk or have a family medical history of ulcers. It can also help to decrease your risk of ulcer complications such as bleeding. The medication works by protecting the lining of the stomach, by lowering the acid amount that comes in contact with it. Misoprost 200 MCG Tablet can also be combined with mifepristone, to be used for abortion. It is available in tablet form, to be taken orally.

Before being prescribed to Misoprost 200 MCG Tablet, inform your doctor if you have conditions like a heart disease, kidney disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease (inflammatory bowel disease), pregnant or trying to be pregnant, a breast-feeding mother or any allergies to medicines or food. You can take the medication with food. Make sure that you follow your doctor’s prescribed dose and do not stop taking it abruptly. In case you miss a dose, you can take it when you remember it but do not take two doses in a single time. If using it on children, ensure to talk to the paediatrician first as special care may be required.

The possible mild side effects of Misoprost 200 MCG Tablet are dizziness, headache, mild diarrhea, nausea, stomach upset, cramps and irregularity in the menstrual cycle. These symptoms generally go away in a few days but you may seek your doctor’s opinion if it bothers you. However, if you suffer from symptoms such as chest pain, fainting spells, shortness of breath, severe diarrhea, an allergic reaction, unusual bleeding from the vagina or pelvic pain, seek medical supervision on an immediate basis.

You must avoid smoking or drinking while you are prescribed to Misoprost 200 MCG Tablet. They can possibly cause more irritation in the stomach, making it susceptible to more damage. Also, do not have the medicine if you are pregnant or plan for pregnancy while while taking this medication.

  • Duodenal ulcer

    Misoprost 200 MCG Tablet helps in preventing the symptoms of ulcers caused in the upper parts of the small intestine.
  • Gastric Ulcer

    Misoprost 200 MCG Tablet is used to prevent and relieve the symptoms of ulcers caused in the food pipe and stomach.
  • NSAID induced ulcers

    Misoprost 200 MCG Tablet is used to prevent and treat ulcers caused due to use of non-steroidal pain medications like diclofenac, ibuprofen etc.
  • Induction of labor

    Misoprost 200 MCG Tablet is used to induce labor in pregnant women.
  • Postpartum bleeding

    Misoprost 200 MCG Tablet is also used to prevent and treat bleeding that happens after delivery.
  • Cervical ripening

    Misoprost 200 MCG Tablet is also used for relaxing and softening the cervix prior to the onset of labor contractions.
  • Termination of pregnancy

    Misoprost 200 MCG Tablet is also used to terminate or abort a pregnancy which is less than 49 days. It is used in combination with other medications and requires a doctor's supervision for the process to happen efficiently.
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine should not be used to treat ulcers caused by the uptake of non-steroidal pain medication or otherwise by pregnant women. It can cause birth defects, abortions, uterine rupture etc.
  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a history of allergy to it or any other medicine which are prostaglandin analogues.
  • diarrhea

  • Stomach pain

  • Vaginal bleeding

  • Pelvic pain and cramping

  • Shortness of breath

  • Allergic skin reaction

  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet

  • Disrupted menstrual cycle

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medication lasts for an average duration of 3-5 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medication can be observed after 2-3 hours of administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Use of this medicine for the treatment of ulcers is not recommended for pregnant women as the risk of birth defects, abortion and other abnormalities are very high. All women of childbearing potential are advised to use adequate means of contraception while using this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine is should be used with caution in women who are breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Misoprost 200 MCG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected.

Misoprost 200 MCG Tablet is a prostaglandin E1 analogue and reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It further protects the stomach walls by increasing the production of bicarbonates and mucus. It can cause the smooth muscles of the uterus to contract and the cervix to relax.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Medicine

    This medication interacts with Dinoprostone, Antacids containing magnesium.
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