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Side Effects of Misoprostol

While most people tolerate misoprostol (Cytotec®) well, side effects can occur in some people. Clinical trials showed that some of the most commonly reported side effects of misoprostol included:
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Nausea.
Fortunately, most reactions to this drug are minor and easy to treat. However, potentially serious reactions can occur and may require medical treatment. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you develop serious problems, such as:
  • Severe or persistent diarrhea
  • Decreased urination
  • Extreme dizziness.
(For more information, click Misoprostol Side Effects. This resource discusses the results of extensive clinical research that was done on this drug, with statistics on how frequently the side effects may occur.)
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