What do misoprostol tablets do? MISOPROSTOL (Cytotec(R)) helps to treat stomach ulcers and to prevent ulcers in patients using nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). Misoprostol reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach and protects the stomach lining from the effects of acid. Generic misoprostol tablets are not yet available.
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
NOTE: This information is not intended to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions, or adverse effects for this drug. If you have questions about the drug(s) you are taking, check with your health care professional.