Cytotec is prescribed to prevent stomach ulcers that may be caused due to usage of NSAIDS like aspirin, ibuprofen etc.
However, your doctor may also prescribe Cytotec for other conditions if found appropriate.
How to use Cytotec
The ideal way to use Cytotec is to follow the instructions of your doctor. An alternative way is to check the medicine label for dosage instructions.
Cytotec should be taken with a meal to avoid stomach problems.
Preferably, Cytotec should be taken at the same time each day (bedtime) to help maintain a regular routine for taking it and to reduce the risk of diarrhea.
Avoid taking antacids with magnesium in it for at least 1 to 2 hours after taking Cytotec.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Cytotec is a prostaglandin that controls the amount of stomach acids produced in the stomach and protects the stomach lining.
It is important that you maintain a strict schedule for taking Cytotec to ensure that you do not miss any doses. But if you do, then you may take it as soon as you remember provided that you space out the next dosage accordingly.
On the other hand, if it is almost time for the next dose, then omit this dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never consume two doses to compensate for a missed dosage.
Store Cytotec between 59 to 77 degrees F (15 and 25 Degrees), at room temperature. Ensure that you protect it from direct exposure to heat/moisture/light and from the reach of children and pets.
Avoid storing Cytotec in the bathroom.
Consult your doctor before using Cytotec if you have a history of inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), dehydration, or other problems that may be worsened if you become dehydrated., if you have any kind of allergies to food items, medicines or other substances, if you are using some kind of herbal preparation, dietary supplement, prescription or non prescription drug.
Do not use Cytotec if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it (read medicine label if unsure), or to similar medicines (prostaglandins) or if you are pregnant.