Potential Dangers of Misoprostol
Misoprostol, like the vast majority of drugs, has potential adverse effects. The Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) for Cytotec lists adverse effects and potential dangers of the drug. Click here for the SPC for Cytotec.
There are now large randomised controlled trials that have studied the side effects or complications of misoprostol when used for obstetric purposes. More detail can be found in the pages below:
Many studies have reported that the other side effects listed in the SPC for misoprostol are not frequently seen in women administered misoprostol for obstetric purposes.