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Misoprostol Intravaginally

Misoprostol (Cytotec®) is approved to help prevent ulcers in certain people who are taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and are at risk for ulcers or ulcer complications. It comes as a tablet that is taken by mouth four times daily.
 
However, there are unapproved reasons a healthcare provider may prescribe this drug. It can be used "off-label" to cause an abortion or induce labor. In these cases, misoprostol is given intravaginally (inserted into the vagina) rather than taken by mouth.
 
(For more details on this topic, click What Is Misoprostol Used For?. This Web page features a closer look at this drug, including when it may be given intravaginally and how misoprostol works.)
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