One baby died as a result of uterine rupture after misoprostol induction, but otherwise outcomes for the babies were similar.
Misoprostol is cheaper than Prostaglandin E2, and apparently the induction to delivery interval is reduced, but uterine hyperstimulation appears more likely.
Use of misoprostol instead of other prostaglandins for the induction of labor would save a lot of money.
Intrauterine exposure to the drug misoprostol has been linked with clubfoot.
Misoprostol is commonly used when trying, usually unsuccessfully, to induce abortion in Brazil and in other countries in South and Central America.
Methotrexate & Misoprostol (MTX) can be used during the first seven weeks.
Methotrexate is given orally or by injection during your initial doctor visit, then Misoprostol tablets are given orally or inserted vaginally during a second office visit five to seven days later.
Within a few hours or up to a few days after Misoprostol is given, you'll experience contractions and expel the fetus.
Mifepristone and Misoprostol, also known as RU-486, can be used up to nine weeks gestation.
Mifepristone is given orally, followed by Misoprostol tablets given orally or inserted vaginally during the second office visit 36 to 48 hours later.
A woman is given pain medication and Misoprostol, then asked to lie on her back with her feet in stirrups.
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