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Expert Advice

  • Discontinue medication and inform prescriber if there is constant stomach pain, cramps, blood in stool. 
  • Take a sufficient amount of fluids (2-3 liters per day) to maintain hydration, unless restricted by the doctor. 
  • Avoid alcohol during therapy.

Primary Uses

Pain and inflammation


This medicine is used in the management of muscular and skeletal disorder pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthrosis, ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis affecting joints of spine), acute gout (complex form of arthritis with extreme pain and swelling of joints) and chronic juvenile arthritis (arthritis in children)

Side Effects

This medicine can cause stomach upset and gastric pain, headache, edema, ulcer, liver and kidney problems, skin allergy, blood problems, and pain at injection site.



It is advised that you consult your doctor before taking this medicine.


Research suggests that this medicine is not safe to be used during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.


Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.


Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.


Caution is advised while using this drug if you are a patient with a history of gastric lesions, Renal, hepatic (liver) and cardiac insufficiency. Not to be used by patients with hepatic porphyrias and hematologic (blood) abnormalities. In elderly people and patients getting long-term therapy the Liver functions tests and blood tests must be regularly monitored.


This medicine should not be used by patients allergic to aspirin/antiinflammatory drugs and patients with active peptic ulcer and Proctitis (inflammation of rectum).


What is the purpose of this medicine?

This medication is a pain-relieving medicine. It is used to combat pain in various conditions including sprains, joint pain, and even following surgery.

Can it be used to relieve dental pain too?

Yes, it can.

Does this medicine cause addiction?

No, it does not result in any sort of psychological dependence.

Which category of patients are at risk of side effects if this medicine is used for a prolonged period?

Patients with impaired heart conditions and kidney problems are believed to suffer from exaggerated side effects if this medicine is used for a long-term duration.

How are we supposed to take this medicine?

Ensure to use it with your meal or a glass of milk to avoid stomach upset.

How long does it take Misoprostol to form an effect?

In most cases Misoprostol will have an effect within 4 hours.

Can I take Antacids with this drug?

Antacids should be avoided to prevent severe diarrhea.

What happens if you take Misoprostol in pregnancy?

Do not take misoprostol in pregnancy as it can cause miscarriages. Consult your doctor before taking it and run a pregnancy test if you are suspecting so before taking misoprostol.

Is vaginal bleeding common with this drug?

Yes, this drug may cause increased or irregular menstrual bleeding.

I’ve been experiencing a lot of cramps when using this drug, is this normal?

Menstrual and stomach cramps are common.

Can I swallow Misoprostol with water?

Swallowing Misoprostol is not recommended.

Is vomiting normal after taking Misoprostol?

Yes, nausea and vomiting is common.


Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.


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