In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Misoprostol (misoprostol systemic) is a member of the drug class miscellaneous GI agents and is used to treat Abortion, Cervical Ripening, Duodenal Ulcer, Gynecological Conditions, Labor Induction, NSAID-Induced Ulcer Prophylaxis, Postpartum Bleeding and Stomach Ulcer.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Treatment of peptic ulcer

Prostaglandin analogue

Chemical Name

Prost-13-en-1-oic acid, 11,16-dihydroxy-16-methyl-9-oxo-, methyl ester, (11α,13E)-(±)-

Foreign Names

  • Misoprostolum (Latin)
  • Misoprostol (German)
  • Misoprostol (French)
  • Misoprostol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Misoprostol (OS: BAN, JAN, DCF, USAN)
  • SC 29333 (IS: Searle)
  • Misoprostol (PH: BP 2011, Ph. Eur. 7, USP 34)
  • Misoprostolum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

  • A-Kare (Misoprostol and Mifepristone)
    DKT India, India
  • Alsoben
    Unimed, South Korea; Unimed Pharm, Vietnam
  • Alumbra
    Grünenthal, Chile
  • Apo-Misoprostol
    Apotex, Canada; Apotex, Hong Kong
  • Arthotec forte (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Pharmacia, Germany
  • Arthrofen (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Healthcare, Bangladesh
  • Arthrotec D.A.C. (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    DAC, Iceland
  • Arthrotec (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    ARIS, Turkey; Continental, Belgium; GD Searle, United States; Pfizer, Austria; Pfizer, Australia; Pfizer, Canada; Pfizer, Switzerland; Pfizer, China; Pfizer, Denmark; Pfizer, Finland; Pfizer, United Kingdom; Pfizer, Greece; Pfizer, Hong Kong; Pfizer, Iceland; Pfizer, Netherlands; Pfizer, Norway; Pfizer, Portugal; Pfizer, Romania; Pfizer, Sweden; Pfizer, Slovakia; Pfizer, Taiwan; Pfizer, Venezuela; Pharmacia, Ireland; Pharmacia, Poland; Piramal, Israel; Piramal Healthcare, Estonia; Searle, Oman; Searle, Pakistan
  • Arthrotec Forte (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Pfizer, Finland; Pfizer, Sweden; Pharmacia, Poland
  • Arthrotec forte (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Pfizer, Austria
  • Arthrotec Forte (Misoprostol and Misoprostol)
    Pfizer, Iceland
  • Artisaf (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Friends, Pakistan
  • Artotec (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Pfizer, France; Pfizer, Tunisia
  • Artrenac Pro (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Merck, Mexico
  • Artrenac Pro SR (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Merck, Ecuador
  • Artrene SR (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Merck, Mexico
  • Artrotec (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Continental, Spain; Pfizer, Mexico; Pfizer Italia, Italy
  • Citrosol
    Otto, Indonesia
  • Clofina (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    RAK, Bangladesh
  • Cyprostol
    Pfizer, Austria
  • Cyprostol-Tabletten
    Salus, Slovenia
  • Cytil
    Tecnoquimicas, Colombia
  • Cytofine
    Master Farma, Peru
  • Cytolog
    Zydus Cadila, India
  • Cytomis
    Incepta, Bangladesh
  • Cytotec
    ARIS, Turkey; Continental, Belgium; Continental, Italy; Continental, Luxembourg; Pfizer, Australia; Pfizer, Bahrain; Pfizer, Switzerland; Pfizer, China; Pfizer, Colombia; Pfizer, Denmark; Pfizer, Ecuador; Pfizer, Spain; Pfizer, Finland; Pfizer, France; Pfizer, United Kingdom; Pfizer, Greece; Pfizer, Hong Kong; Pfizer, Indonesia; Pfizer, Iceland; Pfizer, Japan; Pfizer, South Korea; Pfizer, Malta; Pfizer, Mexico; Pfizer, Malaysia; Pfizer, Netherlands; Pfizer, Norway; Pfizer, New Zealand; Pfizer, Oman; Pfizer, Peru; Pfizer, Sweden; Pfizer, Singapore; Pfizer, Thailand; Pfizer, Taiwan; Pfizer, Venezuela; Pfizer, South Africa; Pharmacia, Ireland; Pharmacia, Poland; Piramal, Israel; Searle, United States; Searle Pharmaceuticals, Lithuania; ZRSTK, Slovenia
  • Cytotec (veterinary use)
    Pfizer Animal Health, United Kingdom
  • Dix Extra (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Apex, Bangladesh
  • Erdon Super (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Aristopharma, Bangladesh
  • Gastotec
    JRP, South Korea
  • Gastrul
    Fahrenheit, Indonesia
  • Gymiso
    Linepharma, France
  • Isovent
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Mesopil
    Abbott, India
  • Miclofenac (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Mifenac (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    East West, India
  • Mirolut
    MIR Pharm, Russian Federation; Obninsk, Georgia
  • Misel
    Shin Poong, South Korea
  • Misive
    Bial-Industrial Farmaceutica, Spain
  • Misoclo (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    General Pharma, Bangladesh
  • Misodex
    Pfizer Italia, Italy
  • Misofar
    Bial-Industrial Farmaceutica, Spain
  • Misofenac (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Acme, Bangladesh; Pfizer Italia, Italy
  • Misolast
    FDC, India
  • Misolup
    Lupin, India
  • Misoprolen
    Intipharma, Peru
  • Misoprosmek
    Exmek, Peru
  • Misoprost
    Cipla, India
  • Misoprostol - Hualian
    New Hualian, China
  • Misoprostol Hualian
    New Hualian, China
  • Misoprostol stada
    Stada-VN JV, Vietnam
  • Misoprostol Zizhu
    Zizhu, Georgia
  • Misoprostol
    Teva, United States
  • Misoprostol-Zizhu Pharm
    Zizhu, China
  • Misotrol
    Sanofi-Aventis, Chile
  • Mizolast
    FDC, India
  • MS-Kare
    DKT India, India
  • Napratec (Misoprostol and Naproxen)
    Pfizer, United Kingdom
  • Noprostol
    Novell, Indonesia
  • Normulen (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Grünenthal, Spain
  • Prestakind
    Mankind, India
  • Ultrafen Plus (Misoprostol and Diclofenac)
    Beximco, Bangladesh
  • U-Miso
    U-Liang, Taiwan

International Drug Name Search


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