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gemeprost

Obstetrics A PG analogue administered vaginally, used with mifepristone–RU 486 as an abortifacient; it is safe but expensive, and requires specific conditions for storage and transportation. See Abortion, Misoprostol, Prostaglandin, RU 486, Sulprostone.
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The review included studies of regimens using mifepristone with gemeprost, mifepristone with oral misoprostol, mifepristone with vaginal misoprostol, methotrexate with vaginal misoprostol, and vaginal misoprostol only.
Infections were most common among women who received mifepristone followed by gemeprost (1.
Two prostaglandins used early on in conjunction with RU486 in France, gemeprost and sulprostone, were largely abandoned after one of the four women suffering heart attacks died in 1992.
The approved regimens in Great Britain and Sweden provide that the prostaglandin gemeprost be administered vaginally.
Another alternative is to use the prostaglandin misoprostol instead of gemeprost because the former produces fewer side effects and is less expensive.
Benedetti and others suggested that there are safer alternatives to misoprostol for cervical ripening and/or labor induction, including dinoprostone, gemeprost, and oxytocin, although some of these agents cost $90 per dose.
8%) than that found in Britain using gemeprost (1 woman, 0.
Myocardial infarction has not been reported as a complication of RU 486/vaginal gemeprost.
The frequency of infection was highest among those who received mifepristone followed by gemeprost (1.
In the 1980s, when the RU486 pill was first approved for use in France and Britain, abortionists initially used the prostaglandins gemeprost or sulprostone.
Medical abortion refers to the combination of mifepristone and a prostaglandin, either gemeprost (which requires refrigeration) or misoprostol (which does not), or a prostaglandin alone.
Medical abortion (mifepristone with misoprostol or gemeprost for abortions up to nine weeks) has been successfully introduced since the late 1980s in a growing number of developed countries (6,7) but only in 2002 in India.