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Misoprostol: Drug to Induce Labor/Cause Abortion and Treat Stomach Ulcers for Patient Education


Misoprostol, a prostaglandin analog can be obtained with a prescription from a registered medical practitioner for stomach ulcer and decreasing the acid secretion in the stomach. It is used illegally for self-induced abortions in some countries. Misoprostol is used to treat the mother when fetal death has occurred but has not resulted in miscarriage.

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