Misoprostol

General

  • Type:
  • Dosage Forms:
  • Routes of Administration:
  • Common Trade Names: Cytotec

Adult Dosing

Postpartum hemorrhage

  • Second Line therapy and can be administered sublingually, orally, vaginally, and rectally.[1]
  • 1,000 mcg administered rectally
  • 800 mcg PO

Pediatric Dosing

Special Populations

Contraindications

  • Allergy to class/drug

Adverse Reactions

Serious

Common

Pharmacology

  • Half-life:
  • Metabolism:
  • Excretion:
  • Mechanism of Action:

Comments

See Also

References

  1. Mousa HA, Alfirevic Z. Treatment for primary postpartum haemorrhage. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2003;(1):CD003249.