Objective The aim of the work was to investigate whether sublingual misoprostol before intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) insertion facilitates the insertion and reduces the number of failed insertions, insertion-related complications, and pain during insertion. Background The intrauterine device (IUD) is a highly effective and safe contraceptive method. However, insertion through a narrow cervix may be technically difficult and painful. Misoprostol has been shown to be effective for cervical priming in nonpregnant women. Patients and methods Two hundred and sixty women were randomly allocated to receive 400 mg misoprostol sublingually or placebo 2 h before IUD insertion. Primary outcome measure was the proportion of failed insertions. Pain during insertion and difficulty in IUCD insertion were evaluated. I looked this up and it seems totally mixed on if it's necessary and any side effects either way. Insertion was kind of a bad cramp/pinch for like a second then some light cramping/spotting for a couple of days. I go to a different doctor and she said she prescribes misoprostol to take four hours before any IUD insertion. I'm thinking of not taking it since I've had two babies, my experience was fine last time, and I'm having my period so I thought that made it easier anyway?
Now that you've decided to have an IUD inserted, it's important that you follow the. Misoprostol a medication to soften your cervix to aid IUD insertion. Apr 4, 2017. We asked a gynecologist all your embarrassing IUD questions so you. the counter painkiller to help with pain 20 or 30 minutes before insertion. One is called Misoprostol, which can be taken orally or inserted vaginally.