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Side effect(s) of Misoprostol

Read the side effects of Misoprostol as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Most Common- Spotting, cramps, heavy periods, Excessive Urination, menstrual disorder, painful menstruation and postmenopausal vaginal bleeding and breast pain.

Body as a whole - Aches/pains, weakness, fatigue, fever, chills and weight changes.

Skin - Rash, inflammation, hair loss and pallor (paleness).

Eye and ENT- Abnormal taste, abnormal vision, inflammation of eye, deafness, ringing and pain in the ear.

Respiratory - Upper respiratory tract infection, difficulty in breathing, pneumonia and nose bleed.

Heart- Chest pain, edema, excessive sweating, low/high blood pressure, abnormal heart rate, inflammation of blood vessels, fainting, heart attack and blood clot events.

Gastrointestinal- Nausea, GI bleeding, GI inflammation/infection, rectal disorder, vomiting, diarrhea, abnormal liver function, reflux and difficulty in swallowing.

Hypersensitivity - Anaphylaxis.

Metabolic - Excretion of glucose into the urine, gout and increased nitrogen level.

Genitourinary - Excessive urination, painful urination, blood in urine and urinary tract infection.

Central Nervous System - Headache, anxiety, changes in appetite, depression, drowsiness, dizziness, thirst, impotence, loss of libido, increased sweating, nerve damage, mental disorder and confusion.

Musculoskeletal - Joint/muscle pain, muscle cramps, stiffness and back pain.

Blood - Anemia, decrease in platelets, bruising and increase in ESR level.

Other Precautions : * It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Drug Name : Misoprostol

Misoprostol(Cytotec) generic is a synthetic prostaglandin; prescribed for ulcer, labor induction, induced abortion, miscarriage, postpartum hemorrhage (blood loss during birth) and other gynecological uses. It reduces the acid secretion in stomach.
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