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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

Placental retention, Hot flashes, Uterine inflammation, Vomiting, Chills, Increased body temperature

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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 24 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)