Misprostol

Misprostol

A drug used in combination with mifepristone to cause uterine contractions that expel the contents of the uterus.
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Dinoprostone and Misprostol for induction of labour at term Pregnancy.
Factors influencing the duration of pregnancy termination with the vaginal misprostol for fetal abnormality.
Silent uterine rupture associated with the use of misprostol during second trimester pregnancy termination in primigravida Archives of Perinatal Medicine 2015; 21(1): 57-59.
(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).
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 (5.4%) compared with [PGE.sub.2] induction (1.6%), oxytocin induction (1.1%), or spontaneous delivery (0.72%).
Aim of the study was to outline a protocol for use of misprostol in women in postpartum hemorrhage.
A consensus regimen for early abortion with misprostol. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2004; 87: 281-3.
Low-dose mifepristone 200 mg and vaginal misprostol for abortion.