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Composition for ZITOTEC

Misoprostol(100 mcg)

food interaction for ZITOTEC

alcohol interaction for ZITOTEC

pregnancy interaction for ZITOTEC

lactation interaction for ZITOTEC

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Zitotec 100mcg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Zitotec 100mcg tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ZITOTEC

Misoprostol(100 mcg)

Uses

Zitotec 100mcg tablet is used in medical abortion and post-delivery bleeding.

How it works

Zitotec 100mcg tablet increases contractions of the uterus to cause abortion. It can also prevent post-delivery bleeding due to poor contraction of uterus.

Common side effects

Constipation, Flatulence, Headache, Indigestion, Stomach pain, Vomiting, Diarrhoea

SUBSTITUTES for ZITOTEC

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  • CYTOLOG 100 MCG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Zydus Cadila
    Rs. 6.09/tablet
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    Rs. 60.93
    save 46% more per tablet
  • ZITOTEC 100MCG TABLET
    (2 tablets in strip)
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 9.53/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 19.06
    save 15% more per tablet

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Expert advice for ZITOTEC

  • If you are taking Misoprostol orally, then it is best taken with food and do not take antacids that contain magnesium along with it. Ask your doctor for help in selecting a suitable antacid.
  • Take Misoprostol only as prescribed by the doctor because in some cases, miscarriages caused by Misoprostol are likely to be incomplete which may result in serious medical complications, leading to hospitalization, surgery and possible infertility.
  • Notify the doctor immediately if excessive bleeding occurs.

Frequently asked questions for ZITOTEC

Misoprostol

Q.Is misoprostol safe?
Yes. Misoprostol is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor

Q.Is misoprostol available or sold over the counter?
No. Misoprostol is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter

Q.Is misoprostol effective orally?
Yes. Misoprostol is effective orally

Q.Is misoprostol available and legal in India?
Yes. Misoprostol is legally available in India

Q.Can I take misoprostol with Advil, Vicodin, hydrocodone?
Misoprostol may be taken with Advil (ibuprofen), Vicodin (paracetamol and hydrocodone), and hydrocodone if prescribed by your doctor.

Q.Does misoprostol cause weight gain?
There is no evidence of misoprostol causing weight gain. If you notice any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 11 May, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)