Medical Sciences


Process Development of Misoprostol


Medical Sciences

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Social Benefits:

Prostaglandin base drug used to prevent gastric ulcers, treat missed miscarriage, induce labor, and induce abortion.

Developing Agency:

CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Telangana

Technology Readiness Index:

Market Launch

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Misoprostol, sold under the brandname Cytotec among others, is a medication used to start labor, cause an abortion, prevent and treat stomach ulcers, and treat postpartum bleeding due to poor contraction of the uterus.[1] For abortions it is often used with mifepristone or methotrexate. By itself effectiveness for this purpose is between 66% and 90%. It is taken either by mouth, under the tongue, or placed in the vagina.The present work is Synthesis, Scale-up, Purification, Stabilization and Formulation of Misoprostol.

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