Your specific dosage of Cytotec will depend primarily on how well you tolerate the medicine. The initial recommended amount is usually 200 mcg four times daily. However, if you develop intolerable side effects, you may need a lower amount. It is usually advised for people to take this drug after a meal and to take the last dose at bedtime.
An Introduction to Dosing With CytotecThe dose of Cytotec® (misoprostol) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on how well you tolerate the medication. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
What Is the Recommended Cytotec Dosage?The usual recommended Cytotec dosage for preventing gastric ulcers in people taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is 200 mcg four times a day. If this amount causes intolerable side effects, your healthcare provider may lower your dose to 100 mcg four times a day. The medication is usually continued for the duration of NSAID treatment.
Cytotec can cause diarrhea. Taking the medication after a meal and taking the last dose of the day at bedtime may help reduce this.
Off-label uses for Cytotec can include causing abortions and inducing labor; however, there are no official dosing recommendations for these uses.
General Information on Taking CytotecSome considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Cytotec include the following:
- This medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth four times a day.
- You should take a Cytotec dosage after a meal, and take your last dose of the day at bedtime.
- Try to take this medication at the same time each day to keep an even level in your blood.
- To help prevent an ulcer, you will need to take Cytotec as long as you are taking an NSAID.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Cytotec dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.