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Misoprostol (Cytotec®)
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith
Digestive Tract, Liver, & Pancreas
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Misoprostol is used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers in dogs, especially those due to the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin, etodolac (EtoGesic), deracoxib (Deramaxx), and carprofen (Rimadyl). It can cause abortions or miscarriages in people and animals; pregnant women should NOT handle this medication. Side effects may include diarrhea, abdominal pain, and vomiting, which usually resolve. If these do not resolve or the pet has tremors or seizures, contact your veterinarian.


Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.


If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center - 24-hour service available throughout North America.
www.aspca.org/apcc

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($59.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.

Updated 6/20/17


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