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Misoprostol Brand names, Misoprostol Analogs

Misoprostol Brand Names Mixture

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Misoprostol Chemical_Formula

C22H38O5

Misoprostol RX_link

http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/misopro.htm

Misoprostol fda sheet

Misoprostol FDA

Misoprostol msds (material safety sheet)

Misoprostol MSDS

Misoprostol Synthesis Reference

No information avaliable

Misoprostol Molecular Weight

382.534 g/mol

Misoprostol Melting Point

No information avaliable

Misoprostol H2O Solubility

>1.6 mg/mL at 25.0 oC

Misoprostol State

Liquid

Misoprostol LogP

3.366

Misoprostol Dosage Forms

Tablet

Misoprostol Indication

Indicated for the treatment of ulceration (duodenal, gastric and NSAID induced) and prophylaxis for NSAID induced ulceration.

Misoprostol Pharmacology

Misoprostol is a prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) analogue used for the treatment and prevention of stomach ulcers. When administered, misoprostol stimulates increased secretion of the protective mucus that lines the gastrointestinal tract and increases mucosal blood flow, thereby increasing mucosal integrity. It is sometimes co-prescribed with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to prevent the occurrence of gastric ulceration, a common adverse effect of the NSAIDs.

Misoprostol Absorption

Misoprostol is extensively absorbed.

Misoprostol side effects and Toxicity

No information avaliable

Misoprostol Patient Information

Read this leaflet before taking Cytotec® (misoprostol) and each time your prescription is renewed, because the leaflet may be changed.

Cytotec (misoprostol) is being prescribed by your doctor to decrease the chance of getting stomach ulcers related to the arthritis/ pain medication that you take.

Cytotec can cause miscarriage, often associated with potentially dangerous bleeding. This may result in hospitalization, surgery, infertility, or death. Do not take it if you are pregnant and do not become pregnant while taking this medicine.

If you become pregnant during Cytotec therapy, stop taking Cytotec and contact your physician immediately. Remember that even if you are on a means of birth control it is still possible to become pregnant. Should this occur, stop taking Cytotec and contact your physician immediately.

Cytotec may cause diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and/or nausea in some people. In most cases these problems develop during the first few weeks of therapy and stop after about a week. You can minimize possible diarrhea by making sure you take Cytotec with food.

Because these side effects are usually mild to moderate and usually go away in a matter of days, most patients can continue to take Cytotec. If you have prolonged difficulty (more than 8 days), or if you have severe diarrhea, cramping and/or nausea, call your doctor.

Take Cytotec only according to the directions given by your physician.

Do not give Cytotec to anyone else. It has been prescribed for your specific condition, may not be the correct treatment for another person, and would be dangerous if the other person were pregnant.

This information sheet does not cover all possible side effects of Cytotec. This patient information leaflet does not address the side effects of your arthritis/pain medication. See your doctor if you have questions.

Keep out of reach of children.

Misoprostol Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals