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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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Parity is a major determinant of success rate in medical abortion: a retrospective analysis of 3161 consecutive cases of early medical abortion treated with reduced doses of mifepristone and vaginal gemeprost.
El esquema mas estudiado consiste en 200 mg via oral dosis unica de mifepristone, seguidos 24 a 36 horas despues por misoprostol 800 [micro]g (oral o vaginal) o gemeprost (pesario vaginal) y un periodo de observacion de 4 a 6 horas para evaluar la respuesta.
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.
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.
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.
She returns to the clinic 48 hours later and is given a second drug, a prostaglandin (in France, an oral version called misopristol is used; in Great Britain and Sweden, a vaginal suppository called gemeprost is used).
Medical abortion at 57 to 63 days' gestation with a lower dose of mifepristone and 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.