What is Cytotec and how is it used?
Cytotec belongs to a class of drugs called Gastrointestinal Agents, Other; Prostaglandins, Endocrine.
It is not known if Cytotec is safe and effective in children younger than 8 years of age
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The recommended adult oral dose of Cytotec for reducing the risk of NSAID-induced gastric ulcers is 200 mcg four times daily with food. If this dose cannot be tolerated, a dose of 100 mcg can be used. (See Clinical Studies.) Cytotec should be taken for the duration of NSAID therapy as prescribed by the physician. Cytotec should be taken with a meal, and the last dose of the day should be at bedtime.
The most common side effects of Cytotec include:
- stomach pain,
- upset stomach,
- vaginal bleeding or spotting,
- heavy menstrual flow, and
- menstrual cramps
Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of Cytotec. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.