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Misoprostol 200 Mcg

A healthcare provider may prescribe misoprostol (Cytotec®) to certain adults who are taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This drug is specifically designed for use in people who are using NSAIDs and have a risk for developing stomach ulcers or have a history of an ulcer.
Available in the form of a tablet, misoprostol comes in two strengths:
  • Misoprostol 100 mcg (0.1 mg)
  • Misoprostol 200 mcg (0.2 mg).
When preventing stomach ulcers, the usual recommended dose of misoprostol is 200 mcg taken by mouth four times a day. If you develop intolerable side effects, you may need a lower amount (100 mcg).
(Click Misoprostol for more in-depth dosing guidelines for misoprostol, including when 200 mcg is prescribed and when a lower amount may be needed. This article also discusses how the drug works, potential side effects, and who may not be able to take this medication.)
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