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Pge1 Labor Inducer
How safe is the use of misoprostol (cytotec) in softening the cervix prior to the induction of labor?
The drug has been: Used extensively throughout the country for years. It is good. 25-50 mcg vaginally or orally every 4 hours is the recommended dose but needs to be done in a hospital. May take more than one dose or may take off with just one, can be difficult to predict. There are risks with anything but following dose recommendations is key. I always give oral dose after delivery to decrease bleeding. Gdluc. ...Read more
Misoporstol (Cytotec ) is a labor inducer is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug. Misoprostol is a medication that causes the uterus to contract. This can be used to induce labor. It is also used to help a miscarriage pass more quickly. It is either taken by mouth or as tablets placed into the vagina. Misoprostol causes significant cramping and, if it is used to pass a miscarriage, causes vaginal bleeding. This is a normal ...Read more
Please help docs! where i can find more about pge1 in congenital heart disease and syanotic disease?
PGE1: Pge1 or prostaglandin is a medication that is generally started in certain types of congenital heart disease after children are born, if that particular heart lesion requires a blood vessel known as the ductus arteriosus to remain open. Pge1 helps to keep that blood vessel open either to provide blood flow to the lungs or to the body. ...Read more
Abortion: Misoprostol is a synthetic prostaglandin e1 (pge1) analog that is used to prevent gastric ulcers, to treat missed miscarriage, to induce labor, and to induce abortion. Misoprostol when taken as appropriate can induce abortion in a 24 day pregnancy . Your answer is yes. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two indications.: The drug's two main indications include stomach prophylaxis for those taking nsaids (aspirin-like antiinflammatories) and labor induction as a uterine stimulant (off-label, widely accepted practice). Is is a form of inflammatory hormone that has topical and remote effects on various tissues. ...Read more
Stomach protection.: Fda has only approved Misoprostol to counteract the erosive effects of nsaids on the stomach lining and prevent gastritis in chronic NSAID users. Off label uses of daily ob/gyn practice include induction of labor, management of uterine atony and postpartum hemorrhage, pregnancy termination. ...Read more
How safe is misoprostol? Misoprostol sounds like a pretty intense drug. How safe could it really be?
It is safe to use: Misoprostol(cytotec) is a synthetic prostaglandine1 analog that is used for prevention of NSAID induced gastric ulcer , missed miscarriage, to induce labor and as an abrtifacient.It is safe to use and may cause diarrhea in 13%of patients and 2% may require discontinuing the drug , can also cause abdominal pain, vomiting and flatulance.But in general well tolerated. ...Read more
Prescription only: I don't believe you can buy this online unless you somehow get it from a pharmacy in Canada or Mexico. This medication shouldn't be taken without prescription however, as it can cause severe asthma symptoms. If you are planning to use it to cause a pregnancy loss, you may cause yourself hemorrhaging. ...Read more
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