Cytotec Drug Information

Before your healthcare provider prescribes Cytotec® (misoprostol), he or she will need information on your medical history and any other medications you are taking. It is important that he or she knows if you have problems like heart disease or irritable bowel disease, as this medication may not be the most appropriate choice for people with these medical conditions.
Cytotec is approved to help prevent stomach ulcers or ulcer complications in adults who are taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by protecting the stomach lining and decreasing stomach acid secretion.
This drug comes in the form of a tablet and is taken four times a day. Side effects can include diarrhea, abdominal (stomach) pain, and headaches.
(To learn more about this drug, click Cytotec. This article contains information on specific uses of this medication, how it works, and dosing instructions.)
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