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Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 1993 Sep;42(3):247-50.

Carboprost trometamol in the management of the third stage of labor.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Egypt.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To compare carboprost trometamol with methylergometrine in managing the third stage of labor.

METHOD:

One hundred and fifty parturient women were randomly assigned to use carboprost trometamol or methylergometrine immediately after delivery.

RESULT:

Both the duration of the third stage and the mean blood loss were significantly less in the carboprost group than the methergine group (P < 0.001).

CONCLUSION:

Carboprost trometamol is a more potent uterotonic drug than methylergometrine. Reducing blood loss in parturient women is very important especially in cases where there is the likelihood of anemia.

PMID:
7901080
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