Hyperacidity, GERD, and ulcers:

Indications for: CYTOTEC

Prevention of NSAID-induced gastric ulcers.

Adult Dosage:

Take with food. 200mcg 4 times daily with meals (last dose at bedtime). May reduce dose if not tolerated.

Children Dosage:

Not established.

CYTOTEC Contraindications:


Boxed Warning:

Abortifacient property. Do not give the drug to others.

CYTOTEC Warnings/Precautions:

Can cause birth defects, abortion, premature birth or uterine rupture in pregnant women. For women of childbearing potential: negative serum pregnancy test within 2 weeks before starting therapy; begin on 2nd or 3rd day of next menstrual period; maintain contraception during therapy; give oral and written warnings on risks in pregnancy. Cardiovascular disease. Inflammatory bowel disease. Dehydration. Labor & delivery. Nursing mothers.

CYTOTEC Classification:

Prostaglandin E1 analogue.

CYTOTEC Interactions:

Avoid magnesium-containing antacids (to reduce diarrhea risk). Concomitant oxytocic agents: not recommended.

Adverse Reactions:

Diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, gynecological effects (eg, spotting, cramps), abortion, premature birth, birth defects, uterine rupture.

Generic Drug Availability:


How Supplied:

Tabs 100mcg—60; 200mcg—60, 100