Do not take Cytotec to reduce the risk of stomach ulcers caused by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) if you are pregnant. Cytotec may cause abortion, premature birth, or birth defects if taken during pregnancy. Life-threatening problems such as uterine rupture (tear) have occurred in pregnant women who have taken Cytotec to cause abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy or to induce labor. Do not share Cytotec with others.
Women of childbearing potential should not take Cytotec to reduce the risk of stomach ulcers caused by NSAIDs unless there is a high risk of developing stomach ulcers or complications from stomach ulcers caused by the use of NSAIDs. If it is necessary for women of childbearing potential to take Cytotec , they must:
Reducing the risk of stomach ulcers in certain patients who take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Cytotec is a prostaglandin. It works by reducing the amount of acid released by the stomach and protecting the stomach lining, which helps to reduce the risk of stomach ulcers.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Cytotec . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Cytotec . However, no specific interactions with Cytotec are known at this time.
Ask your health care provider if Cytotec may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Cytotec as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Cytotec .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Diarrhea; stomach pain.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black, tarry stools; blood in the urine; changes in hearing or deafness; chest pain; fever; headache, dizziness, blurred vision; irregular heartbeat; mood or mental changes (eg, anxiety, confusion, depression); persistent or severe vomiting or diarrhea; severe fatigue, fainting; unusual bleeding or bruising; unusual tiredness or weakness; vomit that looks like coffee grounds; wheezing or shortness of breath.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include difficulty breathing; fever; seizures; severe diarrhea; severe dizziness or drowsiness; slow or irregular heartbeat; stomach pain; tremors.Proper storage of Cytotec :
Store Cytotec at or below 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Cytotec out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Cytotec . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.