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Prostodin 125mcg Injection

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Overview

Introduction

Prostodin 125mcg Injection is a medicine used to control excessive bleeding from the uterus, that may occur after the childbirth. It stimulates contraction of the uterine muscles thus, helps to control post-delivery bleeding.

Prostodin 125mcg Injection is given as an injection deep into the muscles under the medical supervision of a doctor. It is only given at the hospital sitting, so do not self- administered the medicine. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for.  You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.

The most common side effects of this medicine include vomiting, flushing, hot flushes, headache, and chills. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. If you notice dizziness, avoid driving or attention seeking activity.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart disease, or you have high or low blood pressure or have liver or kidney disease. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Always remember, it is only giver after delivery not during pregnancy.

Uses of Prostodin Injection

  • Post-delivery bleeding

Side effects of Prostodin Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Prostodin

  • Vomiting
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Chills
  • Diarrhea
  • Placental retention
  • Cough

How to use Prostodin Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Prostodin Injection works

Prostodin 125mcg Injection stimulates contraction of the uterine muscles, helping to control post-delivery bleeding.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Prostodin 125mcg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Prostodin 125mcg Injection is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CAUTION
Prostodin 125mcg Injection should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
UNSAFE
Prostodin 125mcg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Prostodin 125mcg Injection may make you lose consciousness, feel dizzy or drowsy and this may affect your ability to drive
Kidney
CAUTION
Prostodin 125mcg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Prostodin 125mcg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Prostodin 125mcg Injection is not recommended in patients with active kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Prostodin 125mcg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Prostodin 125mcg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Prostodin 125mcg Injection is not recommended in patients with active liver disease.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Prostodin 125mcg Injection increases the contraction of your womb which helps to control excessive bleeding after delivery.
  • It is injected deep in to a muscle by your doctor or nurse.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause an increase in body temperature. This will return to normal few hours after the last injection.
  • Inform your doctor if you have problems with your heart, lung, kidney or liver.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Prostaglandin Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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My doctor ask me to take vit k injection. I am 35 week pregnant. Why this injection is necessary?
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Your blood must be showing some abnormal results regarding clotting. This injections are given to prevent excessive bleeding during delivery
Lower back pain post delivery.
Dr. Akshat Goel
Orthopaedics
Do Hot fomentation and Apply Dynapar QPS spray Take Tab Myospas-D twice daily and Cap Nurokind-Gold twice daily and Cap Pansec-DSR once daily empty stomach for 4 days
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FAQs

Q. What is Prostodin and what is it used for?

Prostodin is an injectable preparation which contains Carboprost. It is used to control excessive bleeding from the uterus that may occur after childbirth. It is used only when other methods or medicines fail to work. It may also be used in the medical abortion of pregnancy between 13th and 20th weeks of gestation.

Q. How and in what dose can it be used?

It is given as an injection, only at a hospital or clinic by the medical healthcare professional. The dose is decided by the doctor, depending on the severity of bleeding after delivery.

Q. What may be the possible side effects associated with it?

The most common side effects include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, flushing, and headache. You may also feel increased uterine contractions, for some time. However, these conditions are manageable in hospital settings.

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References

  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 208-209.
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