Cytotec - drugs used to treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

Pharmacological action

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Cytotec stimulates blood flow to the mucous membranes, the process of developing hydrogen and the protective mucus, promotes healing of ulcers and erosions in the digestive tract.

There are reviews of Cytotec as a preventive means capable of preventing the appearance of erosive lesions in the gastrointestinal mucosa.

It was also found that the drug inhibits stimulated and nocturnal production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, increases the strength and frequency of contractions of intestinal muscles. Preparation action begins half an hour after administration, still lasts 3-6 hours.

The active substance of Cytotec - misoprostol.

Form release Cytotec

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Cytotec according to the instructions indicated for the prevention and treatment of erosions and peptic ulcer gastrointestinal tract.

Because misoprostol causes contractions of the myometrium, use Cytotec for abortion. Apply for this indication in combination with the drug mifepristone antigestagens, under the supervision of a gynecologist.

Cytotec Guide: how to use

Cytotec ulcers and erosions of the gastrointestinal tract take 600-800 mg per day in three or four stages. In some cases, permitted the use of 800 mg in two divided doses, the latter certainly welcome to do before going to bed. The treatment for this indication lasts 1-2 months, followed by surveillance endoscopy to confirm the start of remission.

Patients suffering from renal failure or hypersensitivity to misoprostol is recommended to take only 100 mcg Cytotec.

Often the cause of ulcerative lesions gastrointestinal tract becomes use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. In this case, during treatment nesteroidami recommended to take Cytotec for the prevention: 400-800 g 2-4 reception. Prevention takes as much nesteroidami and treatment.

Abortion Cytotec is used in the third stage of medical abortion. At the first stage the woman is undergoing tests, the second under the supervision of a physician ingests 600 mg Mifegin (the active ingredient of the drug - mifepristone). In the third stage of medical abortion a woman 36-48 hours you must again visit a gynecologist and under its control to take 400 mg of Cytotec. In most cases, the fertilized egg is released shortly after taking the pills, at least - a few days. One or two weeks after the abortion are scarce bleeding from the vagina.

Not later than 7-10 days after taking the pills Mifegin woman should undergo ultrasound control to confirm the success of medical abortion.

Judging by the reviews of Cytotec, menstruation after using the drug for pregnancy termination occurs within 28-32 days.

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Side effects Cytotec

Cytotec can cause flatulence, vomiting, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea or constipation, painful or prolonged and heavy menstruation, bleeding from the uterus that are not related to the menstrual cycle.

There are reviews of Cytotec, causes asthenia, cramps, skin rash, weight change, fatigue.

In case of overdose can occur drowsiness, tremors, shortness of breath, lethargy, diarrhea, loss of pressure, fever, bradycardia, palpitations. Treatment in this case is symptomatic, dialysis is considered to be ineffective.

When using Mifegin and Cytotec for abortion a woman can feel nagging pain in the lower abdomen and cramping when leaving the ovum. There are cases when under the influence of drugs in women torn uterus revealed uterine bleeding.


Cytotec is contraindicated in children under the instruction of 18 patients with severe hypersensitivity to misoprostol, pregnant women, nursing women.

Under the supervision to take medication for coronary heart disease, low blood pressure, atherosclerosis brain, diarrhea, enterocolitis, epilepsy, poor circulation brain, koronarokardioskleroze.

Never use Cytotec for abortion yourself at home because of the risk of opening the bleeding and death.