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Misoprostol

Popular Brands: : Misoprostol, Cytotec, Apo-misoprostol
Official FDA Reports20,800
Social Media Events181
Total Posts809
Avg. Review Score3.70/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Misoprostol
Brands and Other Names
Manufacturers
  • Gd Searle Llc
  • Ivax Pharmaceuticals Inc Sub Teva Pharmaceuticals Usa

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The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Misoprostol Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Misoprostol

Dizziness

... the second dose to not absorb. The next day they had me do a third dose with the same outcome (pills didn't absorb). So they had me do a fourth dose of 4 pills. I'm dizzy , nauseated, sharp pains in my...


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Nausea

... the second dose to not absorb. The next day they had me do a third dose with the same outcome (pills didn't absorb). So they had me do a fourth dose of 4 pills. I'm dizzy, nauseated , sharp pains in my...


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Abdominal Pain

... absorb. The next day they had me do a third dose with the same outcome (pills didn't absorb). So they had me do a fourth dose of 4 pills. I'm dizzy, nauseated, sharp pains in my stomach , and it still ...


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Abdominal pain, Nausea, Infertility, Drug ineffective, Muscle spasms, Haemorrhage

Posted By jklkjii in fdb.rxlist.com on August 29, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... the second dose to not absorb. The next day they had me do a third dose with the same outcome (pills didn't absorb). So they had me do a fourth dose of 4 pills. I'm dizzy, nauseated, sharp pains in my...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Abdominal discomfort, Dyspepsia

Posted By verna in fdb.rxlist.com on May 27, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... I take meds for my stomach anyway. They don't always work real well. Thank God I only had to take 2 pills. I don't t see how they can be prescribed for ulcers and other stomach troubles. Hope I never...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on April 28, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I took this medication after having a miscarriage. Unlike other reviews, I also had a d&c, I was prescribed to take this medication the night before the surgery. After about two hours of taking two pi...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Uterine rupture

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 18, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Placental abruption, uterine rupture During labor, they gave me this stuff to induce me. They gave me quite a bit, did not inform me of the risks, or anything. I ended up with...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Hunger, Malaise, Vomiting

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on November 8, 2013 @ 12:00 am

... had to drop to one arthrotec taken in the morning due to reflux and vomit during night.Feel hunger constantly even when fed.Weight hard to manage and can still feel sick and dizzy with a burbling stom...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on July 7, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I have been taking Arthrotec for 25 years and gradually have had to increase to get the same relief. I was taking 75 mg two times a day. My concern at this time is that my Kidneys have been slowly det...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Increased appetite

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on June 26, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I have been taking Arthrotec for two days now. I feel a lot better. Today I can walk, stand up and sit. The only problem is it makes me feel hungry all day. Its like I haven't eaten even though I did ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Syncope, Abdominal distension, Muscle spasms, Headache, Dizziness

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on May 6, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I am on my second day of this dose. I had headaches, dizziness, severe cramping, bloating of stomach. If you are of the faint at heart I don't recommend this pill. It has been very hard on me. I am un...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 3, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I was prescribed Arthrotec 75/0.2MG. I had spinal surgery on L5 in 2001 by an orthopedist and in 2009 on same disc by a neurosurgeon. In 2009, I took a long time to recover. Also, I am suffering from ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Hunger, Nausea

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on February 26, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Just started taking Arthotec, but I can tell a difference already. I have less pain. I also feel very hungry and nauseous. I've had a little dizziness too.


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.