Cytotec belongs to the class of medications called synthetic prostaglandins. This medicine is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach (“stomach”) and the gut (“peptic”). It acts on the ulcers caused by a family of drugs used against the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain. It is also indicated for peptic ulcer disease, which is associated with the bacterium H. pylori (bacteria responsible for ulcers of the stomach and intestine). Cytotec, also known as Misoprostol, is a synthetic prostaglandin that acts exactly the same way as prostaglandin produced naturally in your body. It protects the walls of the stomach and intestine by exerting an action which decreases the production of acid and increases the secretion of mucus and blood flow to the stomach. It could be that your doctor has suggested this medication against a disease that is not included in this article for information on drugs. In addition, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed in this article. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or if you are unsure about why you are taking this medicine, check it. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor first. The recommended adult dose of Cytotec between 400 mg and 800 mg per day, divided into 2-4 equal doses (eg. 100 mg taken four times a day, 200 mg taken two times a day, 200 mg taken 4 times day). Cytotec should be taken with food or milk to reduce side effects such as diarrhea. In addition, to reduce the risk of diarrhea, avoid antacids containing magnesium. Antacids containing aluminum can be used to relieve symptoms such as heartburn. Several factors can be taken into account to determine the dose that a person needs, such as body weight, health and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the manner of taking the medication without consulting your doctor. It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. After taking this medicine, you may experience loose stools, diarrhea and abdominal cramps while your body adjusts to the medication. These symptoms should disappear after a few days. Do not stop taking the medication without consulting your doctor first. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember and continue with your regular dosing schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, do not worry about the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are unsure about what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist.