The misoprostol is useful for reducing the risk of occurrence of gastric ulcers in the presence of intake of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) .
What is Misoprostol?
It is a prostaglandin . It works by reducing the amount of acid generated by the stomach and protecting the gastric walls, thus reducing the danger of ulcers.
How is Misoprostol taken?
Usually, Misoprostol is administered orally in tablet form.
Side effects of Misoprostol
Among the possible side effects of Misoprostol we also find:
- stomach pain
It is essential to notify the doctor immediately in the presence of:
- breathing problems
- feeling of tightness in the chest
- swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
- dark stool
- blood in the urine
- hearing disorders
- changes in the menstrual cycle
- chest pain
- clouded view
- irregular heart beat
- mood swings, anxiety, depression or confusion
- severe or continuous nausea , stomach pain or abdominal cramps
- bruising or bleeding
- coffee-like vomiting
- shortness of breath
Warnings on the use of Misoprostol
Before starting to take Misoprostol it is essential to always warn the doctor:
- of possible allergies to the active substance, its excipients or any other medication or food;
- of the other drugs, phytotherapy and supplements that are being taken, specifically Dinoprostone ;
- if you suffer (or have suffered) from cardiovascular diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases, dehydration or problems that can worsen in the presence of dehydration;
- if you are pregnant or breastfeeding .