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User Reviews for Misoprostol

Also known as: Cytotec

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Summary of Misoprostol reviews 8.2 16 reviews

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For Abortion: "At 8 weeks pregnant I took misoprostol for abortion. I inserted 4 and swallowed 2 . Then 3 hrs later I passed big clots and bleed heavily for about 6 hrs. I thought I passed the pregnancy but on my follow up, I still had a bouncing baby girl inside. I kept the pregnancy and my baby girl is perfect"

   
4.0

Kimmy (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 7, 2018

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For Abortion: "Took 1 hour before I started to feel the effects. I have 2 kids already and after reading negative reviews I was initially scared that it was going to feel like level 10 labour pains. I didn’t end up needing anything to mend the pain as it was no different than menstrual cramping with a heavier flow with large clots for 5 hours. It was easy and not painful as I anticipated. The minimal pain subsided and I continued on. ALSO I must add the SIDE EFFECTS of this hit me 5 days later. They tell you if you experience fuzzy eyesight, dizziness, confusion (I didn’t even know my own name or where I lived confused), nausea and heart palpitations to see a doctor immediately. I did that with all of those symptoms. It turns out these are delayed uncommon side effects to hit me at once. I am now fine but don’t let that scare you because apparently they’re not common and won’t happen to everyone."

   
9.0

K (taken for less than 1 month) September 24, 2018

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Cytotec (misoprostol) for Abortion: "I was prescribed these pills to end my pregnancy. There were real cramps which I somehow managed with heating pads."

jeeny (taken for less than 1 month) September 5, 2018

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For Cervical Ripening: "This is a horrible drug with debilitating side effects. I was prescribed this drug to help dilate my cervix for a procedure. My OBGYN said it would only cause mild cramping. They couldn't have been more wrong! Within 5 minutes after taking it I was in extreme pain, intense cramps like I've never had before, throwing up, diarrhea, shaking all over and more. Worse I have ever been...and it lasted more than 15 hours! Wasn't able to have my procedure done the next morning from being so sick. Don't ever take this drug, its simply not worth it!"

   
1.0

Anonymous September 4, 2018

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For Cervical Ripening: "Took Misoprostol pre-IUD insert. I had a little bit of cramping but nothing as bad as the horror stories online!"

for IUD insert (taken for less than 1 month) June 14, 2018

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For Abortion: "I would like to share my experience with the abortion pill just cause I read so many negative reviews prior to taking it. What I learned is never believe the reviews you see online everyone reacts differently, my experience was very positive I experience very minimal pain and discomfort. I think people who have positive experiences don't both doing reviews. I recommend getting a prescription for percosets I found that really helped , I took 3 prior to the pill and when it came it just felt like a normal period nothing out of the ordinary or extreme like most people said, also I found a heating pad really helped as well as gaterade to keep hydrated. Moral of the story don’t believe everything you see online cause I was terrified, and everything went very smooth."

   
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Laya (taken for less than 1 month) February 28, 2018

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For Abortion: "I have a child, one year old and was almost 8 weeks when I took Milfistone and nearly 35 hrs later took miso 4 tabs under the tongue. First 2 and again after 2 hrs another 2. Less than 5 mins and I feel like I got my period. 30 mins later I can barely sit coz it felt like floodgates opening. Went to the bathroom and out came clots the size of my fist. Never seen so much blood in my life. But I had no severe pains, just a bit of period like pain for 4-5 hrs and within that timeframe all major clots were out and then it's like a normal period. It's been 4 days and I feel fine apart from a little weakness. Ultrasound scheduled after 14 days."

   
9.0

Eve's Mommy (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 22, 2017

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For Abortion: "Hi ladies just to make you all aware. I took the abortion pill on a Tuesday and it started working 3hrs later where I was clotting a bit and a lot of blood, I was in pain for about 3 hours then all settled. The next day I had a bit more clotting, then all was ok. Two days after my abortion I started getting really bad pains and a fever so went to doctors and they told me the abortion was incomplete and I had to go straight to A&E where they just gave me antibotics and went in for the scan. l had an infection so that is why I was in so much pain 3 days after. During this time I was clotting more, it was the most horrible thing I have ever had to go through. So because this complication happened to me I think having the pill abortion really is not safe at all. It made me very ill."

emma 2017 December 10, 2017

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For Abortion: "I used this in conjunction with mifepristone and 48 hours later took misoprostol by dissolving 4 pills on the inside on my checks. I started at 4 p.m, waited for the pills to dissolve in my mouth for 30 min and swallowed the rest. I experienced nothing and fell asleep on my couch. I woke up drenched in a cold sweat and mild cramps at 6:15, I got up and immediately threw up. My nausea continued throughout my whole ordeal. By 8pm the pain was excruciating, I felt all my lower torso contorting from my belly button to my upper thighs. The best way I can describe this is full term labor contractions. I got dizzy and my husband gave me a hot shower. I lost consciousness for a min or 2. By 10pm, I passed the baby and it was smooth sailing again."

   
9.0

MaxMom11 (taken for less than 1 month) July 3, 2016

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For Gynecological Conditions: "I found out 5/20/16 that there had been no fetal growth since the 7th week, should of been 8.5, I am high risk of hemorrhaging & wanted to avoid a D&C since it's extra risky. After 1 week I went to primary Dr an the PA told me 2 go to ER, they did NOTHING! Finally my primary set me up with an ob/gyn, but had to wait 2 more weeks. Then 3 days ago I started clotting & bleeding, this morning just before my ob appt I had a fist size ball of the fetal sac come out * extremely painful* I did take a pic 2 show Dr, after exam she said I had passed about 90% of it, dilated to 1cm, she gave me a rx for 6 200mcg to take, just took 1st 2 about 1/2 hr ago, I'm nervous, but I can't imagine it will hurt worse then the contractions I had passing what I did this morning."

MaMaria82 June 25, 2016

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For Abortion: "Had to take this medicine because wasn't able to find heartbeat. It was the worst pain I've experienced. My Dr had prescribed me some strong pain killers and it did nothing. I was throwing up and had diarhea. I was so weak nauseous and in such pain. I was freezing and shaking so much. I felt a bit better when i finally went into a hot bath. But then trying not to fall asleep and drown. I Hated every second of it. If had to choose again probably do dnc but I guess it is different for everyone"

   
3.0

No heartbeat May 21, 2016

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For Abortion: "I was 9 weeks pregnant. Wasnt ready ofcourse. Went to the dr for the actual abortion pill which cost 500 but he was out of them. So he said i have another option which will cost less. I was in 2 minds but then he told me to trust him so there he prescribed cytotec. He instructed me to insert 6 in my vagina and drink 3. When i got home i was still hesistant, then i went ahead because it was getting late. I took a shower and inserted at 9:45. About an hour later i felt slight cramps which lasted around and hour an them got worse. Not tooo major though so i took tramadol painkillers. Slept like a baby until 3 am, clotting began. Passed the fetus at 10 am an voila. Im good to go. Actual period now. Checkup in 2 days with my dr."

   
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Nani27 May 11, 2016

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Cytotec (misoprostol) for Abortion: "I was 12 weeks when I went for my first ultrasound and they told me the baby had stopped developing at 8 weeks they did a follow up appointment to see if anything had changed and it didn't they told me it was a missed miscarriage and to speed up the process I was prescribed two pills inserted vaginally of cytotec I took it at 5:30pm by 11:30 I had started bleeding and had contractions at 2 am I was bleeding to much and went the the hospital where I passed the baby and was released at 8am the same morning it was probably the worse pain I have ever experienced but I found it a better option then the D&C, it worked for me but I'd advise to anyone taking it to take ibuprofen or Advil before hand to help with the pain"

   
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Samantha_b March 13, 2016

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For Labor Induction: "I lost a baby and they gave me these to expell the pregnancy I was hurt but than to find out I had to pay out of pocket made me feel worse like even though there was no heart beat at 12 weeks and only measuring 6 it really hurt to think I was paying 13 .00 to loose my child it made me contract about 30 min after taking the fist set I was in pain just like having one of my other children just at the end of this I wouldnt have a baby . I lost more blood than I ever seen in my life and bleed for a month after my peorids that was ALWAYS regular are every where after 10 months so ....if you get this expect labor"

   
8.0

roxymomof3an4 May 4, 2015

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Cytotec (misoprostol) for Abortion: "Had used it to induce unwanted pregnancy and it worked immediately. At first I got scared as I was clotting nonstop but suddenly I did."

   
9.0

Tando January 2, 2015

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For Abortion: "I am on my second day of this dose. I had headaches, dizziness, severe cramping, bloating of stomach. If you are of the faint at heart I don't recommend this pill. It has been very hard on me. I am unsure of the overall permanent effects."

   
7.0

Abortion in a bottle (taken for less than 1 month) May 6, 2013

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For Not Listed / Other: "This is the second time I've taken this pill. Bleeding was much less but I am still getting abdominal pains on the second day. Hopefully they will also go away."

   
8.0

dimpygina April 22, 2008

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