Cytotec stimulates a production of the protective mucus in the mucous membrane of the gastro-intestinal tract, and due to this ulcers and erosions are healed. This drug is used for the treatment of the ulcer of the stomach and duodenum. The medicine contains Misoprostol. The ingredient provides a double mechanism of the action.
A main task of Misoprostol consists in keeping a mucosa of the stomach. After the use of the drug, the walls of mucosa are covered by the special mucus, and hydrochloric acid cannot cause a development of the new ulcers. The walls of the stomach and duodenum are quickly restored, ulcers are healed, and pain and other symptoms disappear. Moreover, using Cytotec lowers a production of hydrochloric acid in the gastric acid.
A secondary task of Misoprostol consists in a stimulation of labors at early terms for a medical abortion. The drug causes premature delivery (a miscarriage) at early terms of pregnancy – up to 42 days.
A scheme of the use of Cytotec depends on your purposes. The medicine is often used for the treatment and prevention of the gastric ulcer. The drug is taken in the dose of 200 mg 3-4 times per day.
It is better to take the pills of Cytotec 200 mg before every meals (3 times per day) and the next pill is taken 30 minutes before sleeping. This way, you will protect your stomach. The acidity of the gastric acid may grow at night, so that the disease symptoms are increased.
To treat ulcers of stomach and duodenum, Cytotec is used within 1-2 months. Erosions are completely healed within this period and a normal functioning of the gastro-intestinal tract is restored.
But if you decided to take Cytotec to terminate a pregnancy, it is recommended to consult a doctor. It is better if you take the medicine at hospital and with qualified medical specialists. The scheme of the use of Cytotec is simple: take 3 pills of Mifepristone at first, and then take 2 pills of Cytotec 200 mg in 2 days. A miscarriage will happen within 24-48 hours.
- It is recommended to stick to a diet and avoid alcohol consumption, fatty and spicy food, sweets for the fast healing of the ulcers and erosions in the gastro-intestinal tract
- The use of Cytotec is contraindicated patients under 18 years old, pregnant women, breast-feeding women, patients with heart disease or other cardiovascular diseases
- Cytotec is not used at home to terminate pregnancy because a severe bleeding may happen, and this is very dangerous. It is better to be ready to buy pills and go to a doctor and get a proper medical aid
Obvious signs of the overdose of Cytotec are as follows: skin rash, itching, muscle spasms, diarrhea, vomiting, high body temperature (fever).
In case of these symptoms, it is recommended to consult a doctor. A dose of Cytotec may be reduced for a while in order to avoid severe symptoms and complications. In case of the allergic reaction to Misoprostol, the treatment is stopped, and an alternative medicine is used.