Misoprostol Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach Cramps

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Constipation
  • Gas
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Heart Attack
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Toxic Effect On The Central Nervous System, Which Consists Of The Brain And Spinal Cord
  • A Type Of Joint Disorder Due To Excess Uric Acid In The Blood Called Gout
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Anemia
  • Bronchospasm
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Hearing Loss
  • Large Purple Or Brown Skin Blotches
  • Obstruction Of A Blood Vessel By A Blood Clot
  • Seizures
  • Tearing Of The Uterus While Pregnant

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Change In Vision
  • A Common Cold
  • A Problem With Menstrual Periods
  • A Skin Rash
  • Agitation
  • An Earache
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Backache
  • Bleeding Not Related To Menstrual Period
  • Bloody Urine
  • Breast Pain
  • Chest Pain
  • Chills
  • Confusion
  • Cramps
  • Depression
  • Difficult Or Painful Urination
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Excess Urination
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fainting
  • Fever
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Hair Loss
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Inflammation Of A Vein
  • Inflammation Of The Gums
  • Joint Pain
  • Loss Of Skin Color
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Low Energy
  • Muscle Pain
  • Nosebleed
  • Pain With Menstruation
  • Pink Eye
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Skin Inflammation
  • Taste Impairment
  • The Inability To Have An Erection
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Uterine Cramps
  • Visible Water Retention

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