Drug Interactions With Misoprostol
Oxytocin and certain antacids can cause problems when used in combination with misoprostol. The drug interaction with antacids specifically applies to antacids containing magnesium. Taking these with misoprostol can increase the risk for diarrhea. Combining misoprostol with oxytocin can increase the effects of oxytocin. Tell your healthcare provider about all other medications and other products you are taking before beginning treatment.
An Overview of Misoprostol InteractionsMisoprostol (Cytotec®) can potentially react with a few other medications. Some of the medicines that may lead to drug interactions with misoprostol include but are not limited to:
More Information on Drug Interactions With MisoprostolThe following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when misoprostol is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Taking misoprostol with antacids that contain magnesium can increase the risk for diarrhea. If you need an antacid during misoprostol treatment, make sure to take one that does not contain magnesium. Your pharmacist can help you choose an appropriate product.
Oxytocin is a medication used to stimulate labor by causing contractions, and misoprostol may increase these effects. Therefore, it is recommended that these medications not be taken together.