Misprostol

Misprostol

A drug used in combination with mifepristone to cause uterine contractions that expel the contents of the uterus.
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Aim of the study was to outline a protocol for use of misprostol in women in postpartum hemorrhage.
Oral, vaginal, sublingual and buckle) These properties make misprostol an ideal agent for induction of labour.
The authors conclude that oxytocin may be preferable to providers and policymakers concerned about side effects, whereas misprostol may be preferred because of ease of storage (unlike oxytocin, it does not need to be refrigerated) and delivery (the tablet can be administered by staff not trained or authorized to administer intravenous infusions).
Promising but yet unproven interventions, such as chlorhexidine for cord-cleansing and body-cleansing for newborns (5,35), skin barrier-enhancing emollients for newborns (36,37), vitamin A for newborns (38-40), and misprostol for active management of the third stage of labour (41,42), could ultimately, once demonstrated unequivocally to be efficacious, be incorporated into the CDK to enhance cost-effectiveness.
Increasingly, first trimester miscarriage is treated medically, through use of misprostol to cause contractions to evacuate the uterus, or through expectant management, that is, letting the miscarriage take its natural course.
The investigators found a much higher rate of uterine rupture rupture after misprostol induction (5.
A consensus regimen for early abortion with misprostol.