Misoprost 25mcg Tablets
Misoprost 25mcg Tablets
Misoprost 25mcg Tablets
Misoprost 25mcg Tablets
Misoprost 25mcg Tablets
Misoprost 25mcg Tablets

Misoprost 25mcg Tablets

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Misoprost 25 MCG Description

Misoprost Tablet is used to treat stomach/duodenal/peptic ulcers and medical termination of pregnancy in the first trimester. Cervical ripening during delivery and preventing post-delivery bleeding ar...
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ContainsMisoprostol(25.0 Mcg)
UsesMedical abortion, peptic ulcer, induction of labour, ripening of cervix
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach cramp, uterine contractions, pelvic pain, menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding), dehydration.
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Uses of Misoprost 25 MCG

  • As per CDSCO, Misoprost tablet is used in
  • Management of various stomach ulcers like Peptic ulcer and duodenal ulcers
  • Managing ulcers induced by abusing certain medications like NSAIDs
  • The medical termination of an intrauterine pregnancy in the first trimester (or within 63 days from the first day of last menstrual period) along with Mifepristone medicine.
  • Inducing labour by causing cervical ripening
  • The prevention of postpartum haemorrhage (post-delivery bleeding)

Contraindications of Misoprost 25 MCG

  • If you are pregnant and want to use Misoprostol tablet to treat gastric ulcers. This medicine will terminate the pregnancy.
  • If you have any severe heart disease or hypertension (high blood pressure).
  • If you have any allergic reactions, misoprostol or any of the components of this medicine.
  • If you are breastfeeding.
  • If you have any autoimmune stomach conditions like inflammatory bowel disease(IBS).
  • If you have any infection in the pelvis or sepsis.
  • If you have any bleeding disorder and are currently under treatment for it.
  • If you have a pregnancy outside the uterus (ectopic pregnancy).

Side effects of Misoprost 25 MCG

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Muscle weakness
  • Pelvic pain

Precautions and Warnings of Misoprost 25 MCG


Can I take the Misoprost tablet during pregnancy?
If you do not want to terminate your pregnancy, then the Misoprost tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. It will cause the death of the unborn baby. It may also cause congenital disabilities in the child. It can also cause heavy vaginal bleeding. If you are using this medicine only for ulcers, it is contraindicated in pregnancy. Consult your doctor for alternate treatment.

Breast Feeding

Can I take the Misoprost tablet while breastfeeding?
The Misoprost tablet can be safe to use during breastfeeding. There is not enough data available on this medicine’s effects on a nursing baby, but some data has shown that the Misoprost medicine may not cause any harm to the baby as the amount of it that goes into the milk can be very low. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.


Can I drive if I’ve taken the Misoprost tablet?
The Misoprost tablet can cause side effects like nausea, heavy vaginal bleeding, feeling tired, diarrhoea, etc., which may be unsafe if you are driving.


Can I consume alcohol with the Misoprost tablet?
For medical abortion, do not take the Misoprost tablet with alcohol until two days after the abortion. Its exact interactions with alcohol are unknown. It is better to avoid alcohol to be safe. For gastric ulcers, alcohol may worsen the condition and cause stomach bleeding. It is better to avoid alcohol if you have stomach conditions.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are using Misoprost tablet for medical abortion; rest for at least a few hours after taking it.
  • You’ve either high or low blood pressure and are currently under treatment for it. Monitor your blood pressure, as Misoprost medicine can cause fluctuations in blood pressure.
  • You are taking antacids that contain magnesium while using the Misoprost tablet because they may worsen the diarrhoea it causes. If you need an antacid, consult your doctor or pharmacist to help you c...
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Mode of Action of Misoprost 25 MCG

How Does It Work?

The Misoprost Tablets consist of its main ingredient. It mimics the functioning of natural chemical messenger in the body called prostaglandin. Hence, it is known as prostaglandin analogue. Prostaglan...
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Directions for Use of Misoprost 25 MCG

  • The directions to use the Misoprost tablet depends on the condition you are taking it for.
  • If you are taking this for a stomach ulcer, take these pills by mouth, in the dose and duration as instructed by the doctor. Take them after eating food as a whole tablet, without breaking or chewing ...
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  • If you are taking this for medical abortion, the doctor will explain how and when to use it. This medication should be taken 2-3 after Mifiprestone.
  • If you use this for inducing labour, your doctor or healthcare professional will use it on you in the hospital setting.

Interactions of Misoprost 25 MCG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Don’t take antacids that contain magnesium while using this Misoprost tablet, as they may worsen diarrhoea, which is the side effect of this medicine. If you need an antacid, consult your doctor to he...
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  • Avoid using similar products as Misoprost tablets, such as Dinoprostone, which may increase the amount of this medicine in the body and cause excessive side effects.

Interactions with food items

  • Avoid grapefruit and its juice, as it might interact with the functioning of this Misoprost tablet.
  • Take this tablet with or after eating food to avoid stomach issues.

Storage and disposal of Misoprost 25 MCG

Store the Misoprost tablet in dry conditions. Keep it away from direct heat and humid conditions. Keep this medicine away from children and pets. Dispose of the packaging carefully after using it. Thr...
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Dosage of Misoprost 25 MCG


Overdose of Misoprost tablets can cause clinical signs such as abdominal pain, diarrhoea, sedation, tremor, fever, convulsions, difficulty in breathing, palpitations, low blood pressure, or low heart ...
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Missed a Dose

If you use the Misoprost tablet for medical aborting, it is for single use only. So, missing a dose is highly unlikely. But if you do miss taking the pills as advised, consult your doctor immediately....
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Content Details


Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: How long should I use the Misoprost tablet for gastric ulcers?

A: You can use the Misoprost tablet for as long as your doctor recommends it. If you are using these for ulcers caused by other medicines like NSAIDS, then continue using the Misoprost tablets for as long as you take that treatment.

Q: Does the Misoprost tablet affect my chances of getting pregnant in future?

A: No, the Misoprost tablet medicines do not affect any future pregnancy chances. These medications are used for medical abortion of early or unwanted pregnancy. It does not cause any damage to the uterus.

Q: Can I take the Misoprost tablet for stomach ulcers if I am not pregnant?

A: If you are a woman in her reproductive age, get a pregnancy test to ensure you are not pregnant. If you’re not in your reproductive age, consult your doctor before taking this tablet to ensure its safety level for you
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Last Updated on: 06 Mar 2022 | 09:53 AM (IST)

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