Latest misoprostol Stories

2012-04-16 13:08:31

Increases risk of upper GI complications To relieve pain, arthritis sufferers are prescribed medications that may include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors, both of which can irritate the digestive tract. At times additional drugs are co-prescribed with NSAIDs or COX-2 inhibitors to prevent adverse gastrointestinal (GI) effects. Now a new study available today in the American College of Rheumatology journal, Arthritis & Rheumatism,...

2010-07-07 16:55:11

Molecular research shows misoprostol prevents cell communication A York University study has shown for the first time how the drug misoprostol, which has been linked to neurodevelopmental defects associated with autism, interferes with neuronal cell function. It is an important finding because misoprostol is similar in structure to naturally-occurring prostaglandins, which are the key signaling molecules produced by fatty acids in the brain. Past clinical studies have shown an association...

2010-06-15 07:00:00

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Cytokine PharmaSciences, Inc. today announced the completion of a Phase II study of the misoprostol vaginal insert (MVI), a proprietary, controlled-release and retrievable polymer chip containing prostaglandin E(1) (PGE1). Results of the dose-finding study in pregnant women at term gestation confirm the efficacy and safety of this investigational product and suggest that the MVI may reduce time to delivery after induction, support more natural...

2010-03-09 14:50:26

Swedish scientists are touting both the safety and effectiveness of home-based abortion medications for women who are 50 to 63 days pregnant, according to a March 9, 2010 Reuters report. Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, led by Dr. Helena Kopp Kallner, state that this is the first survey to look at the use of the home-based procedure beyond 49 days post-conception. The procedure requires women to take a dose of mifepristone (also known as RU-486), followed three to four...

2009-11-18 14:40:39

Over 300 million patients use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in the world to treat pain, arthritis, fever and other diseases. Nearly 30% of the users suffer from gastric lesions and bleeding. To mitigate NSAIDs' adverse effects on the stomach, misoprostol, a non-selective prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) analogue, has been prescribed as the first choice for prevention of NSAID-induced injuries, but often induces severe adverse effects. There remain unmet medical needs for drugs with...

2009-07-09 07:30:00

According to a study released this week by Planned Parenthood, approximately one out of every four American women who obtained an early abortion last year did so with the so-called "abortion pill" rather than through conventional surgery. Planned Parenthood, the world's largest international provider of reproductive health services, says the study shows that a new method of taking the pill has all but eliminated health risks that had been previously associated with the medication.  A...

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