Active ingredients: misoprostol
What it is used for
Cytotec is indicated in the treatment of acute duodenal and gastric ulcers. Cytotec is indicated for the prevention of stress-induced upper gastrointestinal mucosal bleeding and lesions in post-surgical patients in intensive care units. Cytotec is indicated for the prevention of gastric ulceration in patients in whom NSAID therapy is essential and who have been assessed at high risk of gastric ulceration, or the complications of gastric ulceration.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Moisture
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White, hexagonal tablet, scored, marked "SEARLE/1461" on one side.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient misoprostol
This medicine is not considered safe during pregnancy. You should discuss this medicine with your doctor or pharmacist. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems