What is Misoprostol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Misoprostol is a prostoglandin it is used for the prevention of NSAID-induced gastric ulcers and medical termination of pregnancy of ≤49 days

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Stomach pain 3 0
Support digestive health 3 0
Miscarriage 2 0
Birth control 1 0
Gastric ulcer pain 1 0
Surgical pain 1 0

Show all 7 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Misoprostol

Side effect Patients
Pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Misoprostol

Dosage Patients
200 mcg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Misoprostol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 2
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Misoprostol

Duration

Currently taking Misoprostol

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Misoprostol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Misoprostol.