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
  • Feel Like Throwing Up
  • Gas
  • Head Pain
  • Indigestion
  • Throwing Up

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Anemia
  • Bronchospasm
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Gout
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Attack
  • Large Purple Or Brown Skin Blotches
  • Life Threatening Allergic Reaction
  • Obstruction Of A Blood Vessel By A Blood Clot
  • Seizures
  • Tearing Of The Uterus While Pregnant
  • Toxic Effect On Brain Or Spinal Cord Function

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Abnormally Low Blood Pressure
  • Acute Infection Of The Nose, Throat Or Sinus
  • Backache
  • Bleeding Not Related To Menstrual Period
  • Bloody Urine
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Chest Pain
  • Chills
  • Confused
  • Cramps
  • Depression
  • Difficult Or Painful Urination
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Dizzy
  • Drowsiness
  • Earache
  • Excess Urination
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Feeling Agitated
  • Feeling Anxious
  • Feeling Faint
  • Feeling Weak
  • Fever
  • Hair Loss
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Inability To Have An Erection
  • Inflammation Of A Vein
  • Inflammation Of The Gums
  • Joint Pain
  • Loss Of Skin Color
  • Low Energy
  • Muscle Pain
  • Nosebleed
  • Painful Periods
  • Pink Eye
  • Problem With Periods
  • Problems With Eyesight
  • Rash
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Skin Inflammation
  • Taste Problems
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Uterine Cramps
  • Visible Water Retention

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