Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Cytotec


Misoprostol is taken to prevent stomach ulcers in patients taking anti-inflammatory drugs, including aspirin. Misoprostol may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Misoprostol helps the stomach protect itself against acid damage. It also decreases the amount of acid produced by the stomach.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, misoprostol may be used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Abortion, first trimester
  • Abortion, second trimester
  • Cervical ripening
  • Induction of labor
  • Postpartum hemorrhage

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet