Missed miscarriage-- medication (cytotec)


#1

Hi Everyone,

I’m wondering whether anyone out there has gone the medication route for a missed miscarriage (instead of “wait it out” or D+C). I had Asherman’s syndrome from a previous miscarriage, so I’m eager to avoid more surgery, but I’m pretty old so I don’t really want to lose even more time waiting for the m/c to happen naturally, especially since 2 previous missed m/c just held on for weeks and weeks.

If you have taken cytotec, could you share the protocol (dosage/timing)? I tried it on my last m/c, and it didn’t get rid of everything-- I still ended up needing a D+C. But my RE was also not very knowledgeable about it, and I think I could have done something like a second dose of the cytotec, but I’m just not sure: on websites I’ve read anything from a second dose 4 hours later to 14 days later! I’d love to hear firsthand from anyone who has used it.


#2

I’m so sorry to hear you are experiencing another miscarriage. Sending warm hugs your way…:grouphug: In September I had to take cytotec and took 4 pills at night, and then 5 days later an ultrasound showed the miscarriage wasn’t complete. That night I took 4 more and that completed things. My OB said it’s common to have to do a second dose. I hope the medication works for you, and that you get the support you need emotionally as well. Good luck!


#3

So sorry for your loss. I just had a D/C on Tuesday, so I know the feeling. My OB and me RE advised against the medication because women often have a D/C anyway. They offered it to me and said it was my right if I wanted to take it, but explained that it might prolong my time (which is what my main concern was). So I opted for the D/C and my appointment is next Monday (2 weeks later) to do an ultrasound and check on everything!! Sounds like a double dose might work. Again, so sorry for your loss, and I ill be thinking of you. :grouphug:


#4

First of all, I’m so sorry for everyone’s losses. Unfortunately, I’ve experienced using cytotech with 3 pregnancies including my recent induction in the hospital. For the first two losses, I was given a dose of medication placed on the cervix at my RE’s office followed by an oral dose 8 hours later. The first time it only took one time for the miscarriage to complete and the second time it I had to go back a week later for a repeat. In the hospital it took two large doses administered on the cervix for me to deliver. I have never been required to have an D&C, but I respond very well to the medication (not true for everyone). Be prepared to feel feverish and get the chills as a side effect. This has happened to me each time. You should get a script for pain meds along with it (if not definitely ask for one) and that makes the side effects much more bearable. Nausea is also a very common side effect. My RE prescribes anti-nausea meds with it as well. Hope this info is helpful for you :grouphug: