Hi, i took the drung cytotec wen i was about 2 months, 1 week and a couple days. I took them orally and out came a little brown secretion but nothin else. I waited about a week and nothing happend. If i decide to go through with the pregnancy will my baby have any effects? Will he/ she be normal without any mental problems or abnormal deformities?
Cytotec (generic name: misoprostol) is a medication that is indicated for reducing the risk of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug-induced gastric ulcers in patients at high risk of complications from gastric ulcer.
Cytotec is not permitted for use in pregnancy and should always be avoided in pregnancy. Congenital anomalies sometimes associated with fetal death have been reported subsequent to the unsuccessful use of misoprostol as an abortifacient. Cytotec may produce uterine contractions, uterine bleeding, and expulsion of the products of conception.
There are also cases in which cytotec was taken inneffectively as an abortifacient and yet the medication did not cause any damage to the baby.
Therefore, alhtough there is a certain risk for congenital anomalies according to the data you provided (taken cytotec in 2 months and 1 week), it cannot be determined for sure whether there will be any anomalies on the baby.
You might want to visit your gynecologist who might be able to determine the course of development of the baby with an ultrasound scan.
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