Cytotec is used for reducing the risk of stomach ulcers in certain patients who take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
How to use
Use Cytotec as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Take Cytotec by mouth with food.
The last dose of the day should be taken at bedtime. Taking Cytotec after meals and at bedtime may decrease the risk of diarrhea.
Do not take an antacid that has magnesium in it within 1 hour before or 2 hours after you take Cytotec .
Drug Class and Mechanism
Cytotec is a prostaglandin. It works by reducing the amount of acid released by the stomach and protecting the stomach lining, which helps to reduce the risk of stomach ulcers.
If you miss a dose of Zyvox, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Store at or below 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) in a dry place away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.
Do NOT use Cytotec if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Cytotec or to similar medicines (prostaglandins);
you are pregnant.
Some medical conditions may interact with Cytotec . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you have a history of inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), dehydration, or other problems that may be worsened if you become dehydrated.
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Cytotec . However, no specific interactions with Cytotec are known at this time.