Cytotec Product Description
Cytotec is a gastroprotective agent used for treatment, prophylaxis and prevention of recurrence of ulcers and bleeding in the digestive system, including those caused by prolonged application of NSAID. Initiating gastroprotective therapy with Cytotec pills may be required for patients with a high risk of NSAID-induced ulcers, including patients:
- with recurrent or progressive ulcer diseases;
- on drugs affecting the gastric secretion and other functions.
Standard treatment of ulcer disease involves the intake of Cytotec 200mg pill every 6 hours. Alternative anti-ulcer therapy involves the simultaneous administration of two Cytotec 200mg tablets every 12 hours.
To prevent formation of ulcers during the application of NSAIDs, it is recommended to take one Cytotec 200mg pill two to four times a day.
If you remembered that you had missed a dose of Cytotec just before the next dose intake, adhere to the therapy schedule and never double a dose. If, however, it took not long from the scheduled moment of the intake of Cytotec dose, you can take this gastroprotective agent immediately.
Duration of application of Cytotec tablets depends on specific medical conditions and may vary from several weeks to several months. For prevention of NSAID-induced ulcers, Cytotec can be used for 12 months or until the anti-inflammatory therapy is stopped.
Cytotec should be stored in its original package at room temperature below 30°C. The container with tablets should be kept tightly closed to protect from moisture and high temperatures.
Cytotec Safety Information
During frequent bowel movements, Cytotec pills are recommended to be taken with meals. Using Cytotec with food allows to reduce the risks of abdominal pain and diarrhea. Women should not take the gastroprotective agent if pregnancy is suspected. Reliable methods of contraception are required to be used during Cytotec-therapy.
Materials about gastrointestinal disorders provided in the review of Cytotec serve only as general information. The information about Cytotec should not be used to replace the specific medical advices of gastroenterologists or others specialists of gastrointestinal disorders. The online pharmacy shall not be liable for any damage, caused by the use of information on ulcers and Cytotec.
Cytotec Side Effects
Clinical trials of Cytotec revealed that patients, taking the drug experience gastrointestinal adverse reactions, such as flatulence, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, diarrhea and nausea more often (about 5%) than others. Typically, these adverse reactions are mild, and their intensity can be reduced, if the drug dosage is decreased.
Also, Cytotec may cause some adverse reactions, related to the reproductive organs. These include menstrual disorder, intermenstrual bleeding, uterine cramping, vaginal haemorrhage and spotting. Headache and dyspepsia may also occur while taking Cytotec, but they are reported as rare adverse reactions (3%).