Kontrac 200 Tablet

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Kontrac Information

Kontrac is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Abortion. The alternative uses of Kontrac have also been explained below.

The right dosage of Kontrac depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Kontrac can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Kontrac go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

In addition, Kontrac's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Moderate for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Kontrac's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Kontrac contraindications section.

Additionally, Kontrac may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

You should also be aware that Kontrac is safe while driving, and is addiction.



Kontrac Benefits & Uses

Kontrac is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Kontrac Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Peptic Ulcer
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 200 mcg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Peptic Ulcer
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 200 mcg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 hourly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Adult(Female)
  • Disease: Post Delivery Bleeding
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 600 mcg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: once only
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Kontrac Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Kontrac safe for pregnant women?


    Kontrac has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Kontrac without medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Kontrac safe during breastfeeding?


    Kontrac may lead to some side effects in breastfeeding women. If you witness any unusal symptoms after taking Kontrac, discontinue its use and call your doctor right away. Follow your doctor's advice regarding the use of Kontrac.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Kontrac on the Kidneys?


    Kontrac may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Kontrac on the Liver?


    The liver can be affected by Kontrac. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart Kontrac only after medical advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Kontrac on the Heart?


    Kontrac may cause harmful effects on the heart. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate


Severe Interaction of Kontrac with Other Drugs

Kontrac should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate

Mild



Kontrac Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Kontrac unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Kontrac

  • Is this Kontrac habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Kontrac has not been reported.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Kontrac as it does not make you drowsy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Kontrac is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Kontrac is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Kontrac Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Kontrac


    There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Kontrac with food.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Kontrac


    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Kontrac with alcohol will be.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Kontrac

Question over 5 years ago

What is Kontrac?

Dr. Amit Singh MBBS , General Physician

Kontrac is a brand name of misoprostol and it comes in solid unit dosage form (tablet). It is a prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) analogue which possesses abortifacient activity (causes abortion). It is a prescription drug that is used off-label for medical abortion (medical termination of pregnancy of 49 days or less duration) and to induce labour. It is used in the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage. It is also given to treat and prevent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) induced stomach ulcers.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Kontrac affect periods?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

Yes, Kontrac might affect your periods. It has been reported to cause menstrual irregularities. It is a known side effect of this drug but if your periods are delayed more than 1 week of expected time then discuss it with your doctor.

Question about 4 years ago

Is Kontrac used for ulcer?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Kontrac is used to prevent and treat NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) induced stomach ulcers. It works by inhibiting gastric acid secretion. NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) inhibits the synthesis of prostaglandins which leads to diminishing bicarbonate and mucus (phlegm) secretion which contributes to ulceration. Kontrac has mucosal protective properties that protect the stomach tissues from the damage caused by the stomach acid through decreased acid secretion and mucosal protective action.

Question about 4 years ago

Does Kontrac cause uterine rupture?

Dr. Joydeep Sarkar MBBS , Internal Medicine

Yes, [Medcine] has been reported to cause uterine rupture when given only after the eighth week of pregnancy. This occurs in a few cases only. You are advised to report to your doctor immediately if you are experiencing heavy bleeding after taking Kontrac.

Question over 4 years ago

Is Kontrac used to induce labour?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

Yes, Kontrac is used to induce labour in the third trimester. It induces labour by causing relaxation of cervix uteri (which is a lower part of the uterus). This process is known as cervix ripening.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 867

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 654

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Cytotec® (misoprostol)



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