Misoprostol is used to prevent ulcers in persons who are using certain arthritis or pain medications, such as aspirin, which have the potential to induce ulcers in certain people. It helps to preserve the stomach lining while also decreasing stomach acid production.
What is the proper way to administer this medication?
Misoprostol is available as a pill that must be swallowed. This medication is often given four times a day with food, after meals, and at sleep. Continue to carefully read and follow the recommendations on your prescription label, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to clarify any parts of the instructions that you do not understand. Misoprostol should be taken precisely as prescribed. You should not take more or less of it, or take it more often than your doctor has recommended.
Misoprostol must be taken on a consistent basis in order to be successful. Women should wait until the second or third day of their monthly cycle before taking their first dosage of birth control (to be sure that they are not pregnant). Do not discontinue misoprostol use without first consulting your doctor.
This medication has a variety of other applications.
Additionally, misoprostol is occasionally used to heal ulcers and to induce delivery in certain women. Misoprostol is used in conjunction with mifepristone to induce the termination of a pregnancy in its early stages. Talk to your doctor about the possible risks of using this drug for your condition. This drug may also be given for purposes other than those listed above; see your doctor or pharmacist for additional details.
What is the best method of storing and disposing of this medication?
Keep this medicine in the original container it came in, securely closed, and out of the reach of children at all times. Storage at room temperature is recommended, away from sources of extreme heat and moisture (not in the bathroom).
Most medications should be kept out of sight and reach of children since many containers (such as weekly pill minders and those for eye drops, creams, patches, and inhalers) are not child-resistant and may be readily opened by young children.
Unneeded medications should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume them. This drug, on the other hand, should not be flushed down the toilet. Instead, a pharmaceutical take-back program is the most environmentally friendly method to dispose of your medication. Inform yourself about take-back programs in your town by speaking with your pharmacist or contacting your local trash or recycling agency.