Cytotec Drug Interactions
A few products may cause problems when used in combination with Cytotec. These include oxytocin and certain antacids that contain magnesium. If you take magnesium-containing antacids with Cytotec, it could increase the risk for diarrhea. Drug interactions can also occur when Cytotec is used with oxytocin, potentially increasing its effects.
An Overview of Interactions With CytotecCytotec® (misoprostol) can potentially react with a few other medications. Some of the products that may lead to drug interactions with Cytotec include but are not limited to:
Cytotec Drug Interactions ExplainedThe following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Cytotec is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Taking Cytotec with antacids that contain magnesium can increase the risk for diarrhea. If you need an antacid during Cytotec treatment, make sure to take one that does not contain magnesium. Your pharmacist can help you choose a magnesium-free antacid.
Oxytocin is a medication used to stimulate labor by causing contractions, and Cytotec may increase these effects. It is recommended that these drugs not be taken together.