Infrequent Reactions to Cytotec
Serious Side EffectsSome side effects of Cytotec are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- An unexplained rash
- Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Severe or persistent diarrhea
- Decreased urination
- Extreme dizziness
- Dry mouth, lips, or skin
- Menstrual problems, including irregular or heavy periods.
Other ProblemsOther uncommon side effects were also reported in clinical studies. Given how rare they are, it can be difficult to tell whether these problems are actually caused by the medication itself or by something else.
Some of these rare but possible Cytotec side effects include but are not limited to:
- Body aches and pains
- Muscle cramps
- Fever and chills
- Hair loss
- Abnormal taste
- Vision problems
- Ringing of the ears (tinnitus)
- Upper respiratory tract infection, such as the common cold
- Chest pain
- Low or high blood pressure
- Swelling of the arms, hands, legs, ankles, or feet
- Impotence (erectile dysfunction, or ED)
Final ThoughtsYou may experience some or none of the Cytotec side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking Cytotec or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.