Dosage Guidelines

This independent site has been set up to distribute dosage guidelines for the use of misoprostol in obstetrics and gynaecology. The correct dosage varies greatly according to gestation, indication and route of administration – using the correct dosage is vital for success and to prevent complications. These dosage guidelines are produced by FIGO and WHO. […]

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Licensed & Unlicensed Indications

Misoprostol is currently only approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US for the prevention and treatment of gastric ulcers resulting from chronic administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). In some other countries dedicated products for several indications in OB/Gyn have been marketed or are expected in the next years. Misoprostol has […]

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Potential Problems with Misoprostol

Misoprostol, like the vast majority of drugs, has potential adverse effects. The Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) for Cytotec lists adverse effects and potential dangers of the drug. This SPC is for misoprostol when used as a drug to treat peptic ulcers. However, when misoprostol is used in reproductive health, different doses and routes are […]

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