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Cytotec Safety – List of Cytotec Warnings

April 11, 2010

CYTOTEC (misoprostol) WARNINGS

I got this info directly from this link above.  The dangers and side effects of Cytotec are clearly a problem.  This drug was never designed to be used during labor and/or delivery.  The FDA does not endorse the use of this drug on full-term women.  That says alot, since the FDA seems to approve most anything.  Read the following carefully and slowly.  PLEASE be informed and ask your care provider questions – it is your body and your baby.  Remember that women have been having babies for thousands of years – this is a natural thing.  Check out my book list for more helpful info.

CYTOTEC (MISOPROSTOL) ADMINISTRATION TO WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT CAN CAUSE ABORTION, PREMATURE BIRTH, OR BIRTH DEFECTS. UTERINE RUPTURE HAS BEEN REPORTED WHEN CYTOTEC WAS ADMINISTERED IN PREGNANT WOMEN TO INDUCE LABOR OR TO INDUCE ABORTION BEYOND THE EIGHTH WEEK OF PREGNANCY.

PATIENTS MUST BE ADVISED OF THE ABORTIFACIENT PROPERTY AND WARNED NOT TO GIVE THE DRUG TO OTHERS.

Cytotec should not be used for reducing the risk of NSAID-induced ulcers in women of childbearing potential unless the patient is at high risk of complications from gastric ulcers associated with use of the NSAID, or is at high risk of developing gastric ulceration. In such patients, Cytotec may be prescribed IF the patient

  • has had a negative serum pregnancy test within 2 weeks prior to beginning therapy.
  • is capable of complying with effective contraceptive measures.
  • has received both oral and written warnings of the hazards of misoprostol, the risk of possible contraception failure, and the danger to other women of childbearing potential should the drug be taken by mistake.
  • will begin Cytotec only on the second or third day of the next normal menstrual period.

Notice that the above list is for women who are not carrying a full term baby or not pregnant at all.  Here is a story from Midwifery Today that show what can happen if you take Cytotec internally or vaginally: Midwives and Cytotec: A True Story

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