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 (mī′sō-prŏs′tôl′, -tōl′, -tŏl′)
An oral prostaglandin analog, C22H38O5, that stimulates the production of gastric mucus and is used to prevent and treat gastric ulcers, especially in patients using NSAIDs. It is also used to induce labor and in conjunction with the drug mifepristone to induce abortion in early pregnancy.

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n misoprostol m
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A presenca do ultrassom como um recurso diagnostico para a tomada de decisao sobre o aborto e particularmente inquietante para a narrativa moral das mulheres que sobrepoem o uso do cytotec e dos chas a regulacao da menstruacao.
Some examples include using small dilators to open the cervix, bending the Pipelle tip, keeping a Pipelle in the freezer so that it is stiffer, and using misoprostol (Cytotec) to open the cervix before a repeat attempt.
Moldovan doctors and women have been aware of medical abortion since 2000, when the National Pharmaceutics Institution registered Cytotec (misoprostol), a Searle product, for gastro-intestinal diseases.
The officials discovered 45 pills of Mifegyne and 180 pills of Cytotec, both drugs used to induce abortions, the AP reported.
In a controversial letter sent last August, Searle, the manufacturer of misoprostol (Cytotec), warned health care providers against use of the drug in pregnancy Misoprostol was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1988 solely for preventing and treating peptic ulcers.
Grande parte das mulheres entrevistadas usam diferentes combinacoes de ervas e medicamentos popularmente consagrados antes da ingestao do medicamento Cytotec. Outras vezes, o ingerem diretamente.
The efficacy of misoprostol (Cytotec) for cervical ripening or labor induction has been confirmed in more than 100 randomized trials, but physicians are seeking the optimal route and dose of administration for the synthetic prostaglandin [E.sub.1], analogue.
In April 2002, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in conjunction with the pharmaceutical company Pharmacia, removed the contra-indication for use of misoprostol (brand name Cytotec) in pregnant women.
Searle, the manufacturer of misoprostol (sold under the trade name Cytotec), however, never filed an application to have its drug approved for this use.
And other suits, including one over Cytotec (misoprostol), have made physicians leery of prescribing off label.
Imediatamente comecou uma conversa animada com relatos de abortos, tentativas de abortos, abortos mal sucedidos, peregrinacao hospitalares, receitas abortivas, informacao sobre como conseguir cytotec sem receita, com receita, conselhos e troca de informacao sobre aborteiras.
One protocol worth serious consideration is the routine oral administration of 200 mcg of misoprostol (Cytotec) 8-12 hours before surgery for all patients, with high-risk patients receiving an additional dose 2 days before surgery.