Cytotec is a popular brand medication used to reduce stomach acid and helps protect the stomach from damage. It is used to prevent stomach ulcers during treatment with aspirin or an NSAID. The main active component of this medicine is Misoprostol. This effective medication is manufactured by the leading pharmaceutical company, Ani Pharms Inc. It is made available in a conventional tablet form in dosages 0.1 mg and 0.2 mg.
Manufacturer: Ani Pharms Inc
Active Ingredient: This medication is composed with an active component Misoprostol. It is a prostaglandin analog used to reduce the risk of NSAID related ulcers, manage miscarriages, prevent post partum hemorrhage, and also for first trimester abortions. The stimulation of prostaglandin receptors in the stomach reduces gastric acid secretion, while stimulating these receptors in the uterus and cervix can increase the strength and frequency of contractions and decrease cervical tone.
Indications: This effective medication is used to prevent stomach ulcers while you take NSAIDs, especially if you are at risk for developing ulcers or have a history of ulcers. Misoprostol composed drug Cytotec helps to decrease your risk of serious ulcer complications such as bleeding. This medication protects your stomach lining by lowering the amount of acid that comes in contact with it.
Action Mechanism: Synthetic prostaglandin E analogue parent drug Cytotec that is rapidly desterilized to misoprostol acid and replaces protective prostaglandins consumed with therapies that inhibit prostaglandin synthesis; inhibits gastric acid secretion and protects gastric mucosa.
Dosages: This medication is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 0.1 mg: It is to be taken orally, usually four times a day, after meals and at bedtime to minimize diarrhea, or as directed by the doctor
- 0.2 mg: This medication is to be consumed as advised by the doctor, usually four times a day
Note: Avoid taking antacids that contain magnesium while treating with this medication because they may make the diarrhea it causes worse.