Side effect of Misoprostol

Misoprostol is a medicine that is used to abort the fetus which is less than 43 days that is 7 weeks. A lot of women choose misoprostol to abort the unwanted pregnancy, but they are not aware of the side effects of such type of medicine. Let us explore some of the possible side effects that can appear after taking Misoprostol for abortion fetus.

Possible side effects of Misoprostol

  1. Nausea is one of the most common side effects that you may experience after taking Misoprostol. Painful stomach cramps are also observed for some week after taking Misoprostol. These are normal, and will subside after few weeks. But, if you experience this type of cramps and nausea for longer time and the problem gets worst, then it is better to notify your doctor, so that he can give your painkiller to reduce the pain.
  2. Most of the women don’t experience any serious effects with misoprostol. You may also experience diarrhea, which is also one of the common side effects, that usually occurs after two or three weeks of intake of Misoprostol and it last for one week or so. If the problem persists for longer, then consult your doctor immediately. If you experience diarrhea, then make sure to continue the intake of fluids, electrolytes and minerals, so that your body don't get dehydrated, as because of diarrhea you Amy experience a great loss of water and minerals from your body, which leads to dehydration.
  3. Take an immediate appointment with your doctor if you develop any of the serious signs of dehydration like decrease amount of urine, mood changes, muscle weakness, severe dizziness, mineral imbalance, irregularity of the heart beat. You should also consult your doctor in some of the serious signs that may occur after taking Misoprostol like menstrual problems or irregular menstrual periods, heavy vaginal bleeding with unusual smell.
  4. Reports have shown that some serious allergic reaction can also take place after consuming Misoprostol, even though it is very rare. You should seek immediate medical attention of symptoms of allergic reaction are seen. Some of the serious allergic reactions are rash, severe dizziness, getting trouble in breathing, itching, and swelling in face, throat or tongue.


Overdose of Misoprostol

If incase you have taken Misoprostol in excess amount, that is you taken overdose of it, then immediately contact a piston control center or your doctor. Some of the symptoms that can suspect about the overdose may include seizures, slow or irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness, drowsiness.

If you store this medicine for future use, then other know about it, so that no one take it by mistake and end up getting its serious side effects. Never ever share this medicine with anyone with the same problem; it may have hazardous result to her health.

What if you have missed a dose of Misoprostol?

If in case you forget to take Misoprostol medication, then it is important to take it as soon as your remember it. If the missed dose is near the time for the ext dose, then it is better to leave the missed dose and continue and your normal routine. Don't ever take the missed dose and the next one within few hours of difference that would result in double dosage of Misoprostol and may have some serious side effects on your body.


Storage of Misoprostol

Always keep Misoprostol in a dry place, below 77 degrees. Make sure that the place is away from the light and moisture. Keep all such type of medicines away from children and pets, as it can be life-threatening to them, if consumed by them by mistake. Do not store such type of bathroom, as the moisture can spoil the medicines for further usage. Remember not to flush the medications in the toilet. It is important to properly discard the medicine, which it has expired or it is of no use. Ask your health care provider about the proper way of discarding such type of medication.

If you are still not sure about some of the side effects mentioned above, then it is better to consult your doctor about your query. He will be able to solve it and would help you to know about its pros and cons.

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