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Carboprost

Information

Uses

Carboprost is used in post-delivery bleeding

How it works

Carboprost stimulate contraction of the uterine muscle, helping to control post-delivery bleeding from placenta.

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Increased body temperature, Diarrhoea

Available Medicine

Expert advice

  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from high or low blood pressure, have a history of a caesarean section or any other operation of the womb, suffer from glaucoma (raised pressure in your eyes), diabetes or epilepsy (fits).
  • It is not advisable to drive or operate machinery soon after taking this injection as it may cause dizziness or drowsiness.
  • Carboprost should not be used for induction of labour.
  • Carboprost should not be administered intravenously.

Frequently asked questions

Carboprost

Q. What is carboprost used for?
Carboprost is medication used in the treatment of severe bleeding after childbirth. Carboprost belongs to a class of medication called prostaglandins

Q. How does it work?
It works by controlling contractions in muscles of womb

Q. What is carboprost tromethamine/ tromethamine hemabate?
Carboprost tromethamime/ tromethamine hemabate are different forms of carboprost available for the same purposes as mentioned above

Q. What class does carboprost belong to?
Carboprost belongs to a class of medication called prostaglandins.


Content on this page was last updated on 02 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)