Dinoprostone vs Misoprostol

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This medication is used to help prepare your cervix (the lower opening of the womb) for labor and delivery. It is used in women who are having a normal pregnancy and who are at or near their delivery due date. Dinoprostone is a natural substance that your body makes in preparation for labor. It relaxes and softens your cervix (cervical ripening) to allow the baby to pass through the birth canal during delivery.This medication is used to prevent stomach ulcers while you take NSAIDs (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen), especially if you are at risk for developing ulcers or have a history of ulcers. Misoprostol helps to decrease your risk of serious ulcer complications such as bleeding. This medication protects your stomach lining by lowering the amount of acid that comes in contact with it. This medication is also used in combination with another drug (mifepristone) to end a pregnancy (abortion).
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Jet | 27.11.13
I was prescribed the drug yesterday within a four week pregnancy. After reading many of the online reviews I was absolutely terrified, which as a result I am writing this review in an effort to help calm some of the nerves out there. Although I have three more nights to go with this, (I am to take 400mcgs over four nights)I have to say my first night was not the nightmarish experiences women on here are going on about. We are all different, I understand that, but here are some things to keep in mind: My Gyno prescribed me Tylenol 2s to take at the same time as administering the drug. I administered the Misoprostal Vaginally and took two Tylenol 2s orally. I also took a Ginger capsule to ward off any nausea. I fell asleep around 10:30, woke up at 2AM with what felt like severe Menstrual cramps. I always have severe cramping with my periods so that being understood I was at least prepared for the type of pain. In comparison to my normal period cramps, I would say the cramping associated with the Misoprostal was an 8/10. That's a high number, but believe me it is manageable. Now, knowing I had to work the next day and didn't want to feel loopy from the Tylenol 2s, I took ONE extra strength Tylenol and went back to bed. Remind your self to keep taking deep breaths. I woke up this morning bleeding heavily but with an overwhelming sense of relief. It is now 9:32 AM and it has tapered off. This is my first day with it, but so far I can say it has been successful and bearable. You will be OK, I promise. Next week I go for an ultrasound to ensure everything has cleaned our properly. I wish all of you luck, and for you to know that you are not alone.
Seattle | 21.11.13
I had an 11 week ultrasound done only to discover my baby stopped growing at 8 weeks. It decided misoprostol might be the best route for me to avoid risk of scarring from a D&C. I took it on a Monday evening and woke up around 1am with severe contractions but nothing came out until 5am. The changes going on in my body made me vomit, dizzy, and weak. I continued to be in this condition for 3 days and after that I had light-medium bleeding. Whenever I exercised I noticed I would bleed more and more tissue would come out. It has been a week and a half and I am still bleeding and occassionally passing 4-5 inch blood clots or tissue. I can't tell the difference. Although this medication worked for most people, I would suggest getting a D&C. The pain, length of emotional torture, and the entire process tramatized me.