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Cytotec Pregnancy

(Misoprostol)

  • Pill
  • Ulcer prevention from taking NSAIDs
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Is Cytotec (Misoprostol) safe during pregnancy or nursing?

The FDA category for this medication is X. It is advised that you: Unsafe
Pregnancy

Cytotec (Misoprostol) pregnancy info from our pharmacists

  • Upsides
  • No info available
  • Downsides
  • Can't be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, unless your doctor is trying to induce labor. It can terminate the pregnancy altogether.
  • Tips
  • Don't give Cytotec (Misoprostol) to anyone that it isn't prescribed for, especially women who are pregnant or are trying to become pregnant.
  • Risks
  • Do not use Cytotec (Misoprostol) if you are pregnant. It can cause abortion (sometimes incomplete which could lead to dangerous bleeding and require hospitalization and surgery), premature birth, or birth defects. Make sure to never share this drug with someone who is or trying to become pregnant.
Source: FDA package insert