What is Cytotec?
Cytotec is a drug used to prevent stomach ulcers from taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs.
Some of the most common examples of NSAIDs are aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen.
This drug contains the active ingredient misoprostol, which works by reducing acid levels in the stomach thereby preventing the risk of ulcers or ulcers forming in the stomach.
Usually, this drug is prescribed by a doctor if you have ever had a history of or are at high risk of developing stomach ulcers.
Cytotec is a strong drug so its use must be under close supervision by a doctor. You must include a doctor’s prescription if you are going to buy this drug at a pharmacy.
Cytotec dosage can be different for each person. This is because the dosage is adjusted according to the patient’s health condition and response to treatment.
For this reason, you should not give the Cytotec that was prescribed for you to other people even if they have similar symptoms.
The following is the dosage for using Cytotec based on each health condition.
Gastric ulcer, ulceration due to NSAIDs
Adults – oral: 800 mcg daily in 2–4 divided doses for at least 4 weeks. It can be continued for up to 8 weeks if necessary.
Prevention of peptic ulcers due to use of NSAIDs
Adults – oral: 200 mcg 2–4 times daily. If the body responds well, the dose can be reduced to 100 mcg and given 4 times a day.