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Misoprostol (Cytotec) is a drug prescribed for the treatment of of the pain and inflammation of conditions such as arthritis, and for the prevention of stomach ulcers in patient's treated with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Side effects, drug interactions, warnings and precautions, and patient safety information should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.

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