Cytotec is a trade name of Misoprostol which is a synthetic analogue of prostaglandin El. The main task of Cytotec consists in the reduction of synthesis of the hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice and a fast healing of ulcers in the mucosa of the gastro-intestinal tract.

Misoprostol increases the production of the protective mucus on the walls of the digestion tract and also improves the blood circulation in the mucous membrane. It helps to resist the irritating action of the hydrochloric acid and stimulate a faster heeling of ulcers.

The use Cytotec reduces the intense symptoms of the ulcers of stomach and duodenum: stomachache, heart burning, and gastric hemorrhage. Cytotec blocks the production of the hydrochloric acid during eating and at night, when there is a probability of the increased basal level of the hydrochloric acid in the content of the gastric juice.

Indications for the use

Cytotec is recommended patients for the treatment of the ulcer disease of the stomach and duodenum and other ulcer-erosive diseases of the abdominal cavity organs caused by the increased production of the hydrochloric acid.
Cytotec can be used for the prevention of erosions and ulcers of stomach and duodenum during the use of non-steroid anti-allergic products.

Use of Cytotec

Cytotec is used 200 mg 3-4 times per day, during meals and before going to bed to cure ulcers and erosions of the organs of the GIT. The pills are taken entirely with a full glass of water.
For prevention of ulcers of stomach and duodenum and during the use of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, Cytotec is also used 200 mg 3 times per day. If the signs of the ulcers appear, the frequency of the use can be increased up to 4 times per day.
The length of the use of Cytotec is 4-8 weeks depending on how quickly the healing occurs.

Special recommendations

To accelerate the process of ulcer healing and prevent the relapses of the disease, it is necessary to stick to a special diet. Do not take fatty, spicy, acid, and too sweet food; do not consume alcohol and products which are hardly digested. Following these recommendations, the work of the gastro-intestinal tract can be easy and the volume of the gastric juice which is discharged during food consumption can be lowered.


  • As liver takes part in the metabolism of Cytotec, this medicine is contraindicated during hepatic failure
  • If allergic reaction and vomiting appear during Cytotec, do not take this medicine and study the sensitivity of the body to the active ingredient Misoprostol.
    Cytotec is strictly contraindicated during pregnancy. Misoprostol is a medicine for the medical abortion on early terms. Even if it did not cause an abortion, it can lead to the disorders in the fetus.
    It is necessary to follow the birth control during the use of Cytotec.

Side effects

A patient can feel unpleasant side effects during the first week of taking Cytotec: stomachache, nausea, dyspepsia, flatulency, diarrhea, and spasms of extremities.
Women may experience a disorder of the menstrual cycle during the use of Cytotec. After the end of the treatment, the cycle will be restored within one month.