OB_Misoprostol (Cytotec)

OB_Misoprostol (Cytotec) - Misoprostol (Cytotec) Routine...

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Misoprostol (Cytotec) Routine use: Causes uterine contractions. PO (Adults): Antiulcer --200 mcg 4 times daily with or after meals and at bedtime, or 400 mcg twice daily, with the last dose at bedtime. If intolerance occurs, dosage may be decreased to 100 mcg 4 times daily. Termination of Pregnancy --400 mcg single dose two days after mifepristone if abortion has not occurred. C- Therapeutic: antiulcer agents, cytoprotective agents / Pharmacologic: prostaglandins A- Prevention of gastric ulceration from NSAIDs. With mifepristone terminates pregnancy of less than 49 days. Major side effects: CNS: headache. GI: abdominal pain , diarrhea , constipation, dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea, vomiting. GU: miscarriage , menstrual disorders. Nursing Implications: Assess patient routinely for epigastric or abdominal pain and for frank or occult blood in the stool, emesis, or gastric aspirate. Assess women of childbearing age for pregnancy. Misoprostol is usually begun on
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